Will I be safe?
This is the Big Question, right? And for good reason: Women traveling alone face some serious (and seriously frustrating) challenges in much of the world. But happily, the answer to whether you’ll be safe traveling alone in Costa Rica is mostly a good one: You’re as safe traveling here as you would be in almost any other destination. Hurray!
However, that’s not to say there are no safety concerns – there are. As with any other place in the world, you should take safety precautions. Opportunists exist. Petty theft exists. All the standard possibilities exist, and can be exacerbated by Costa Rica’s reputation as a major tourist destination (and its respective major tourism dollars).
All this to say, don’t stress. Millions of women have traveled to Costa Rica alone and have then gone home with nothing more than great memories. So, grab your flip-flops, your beach read, and your suitcase. It’s time to have some fun!
While you prepare, here are a few tips to prep you for visiting Costa Rica as a solo female traveler: