Travelling Alone in Costa Rica

  • Travel with a Fanny pack either around your waste or around one shoulder, you know like those little side bags that drug dealers carry? Ya. But like maybe lululemon instead of Gucci. This is an easy way to keep belongings safe from being pickpocketed. It holds your stuff securely infront of your body like this:
  • Lock up your passport, extra money and electronics in your room – duh.
  • Keep a close eye on your phone, if you can’t do that put it in your bag zipped up. Lots of people have had phones stolen.
  • Don’t get in unmarked taxis, try to get ride referrals from the place you’re staying or another trustworthy local.
  • Don’t walk alone at night. It’s way safer to be in a group at night if you’re going out. If you can make some friends to stick with, or have some guys in your group, even better.
  • Make friends with the hostel staff. They’re locals who know the area, ask them for recommendations!
  • Put yourself out there, be friendly, making friends while travelling alone is so easy (in a hostel especially), you may end up meeting the most amazing people, people who will be not only good travel companions but friends for life.

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