Summary

Around 45,000 British nationals visited Costa Rica in 2013. Most visits are trouble-free, but incidents of violent crime against tourists have increased. See Crime.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See terrorism.

Since early 2013 there has been a sharp increase in cases of dengue. See Health.

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.  

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