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Safety in San Jose?

My husband and I will be arriving in San Jose in February. We're only staying 2 nights there and will be staying the rest of the time near Arenal, but are concerned about our safety in San Jose. Anyone have any tips?

Thanks so much!



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answered by
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hi there, I'm Costa Rican and I know San Jose pretty well.

It depends on where you guys are staying. San Jose downtown is very safe now cause there are police officers every 2 blocks. So, there's no need to panic. However, if you go to its sorroundings you won't find many police officers, as a consequence, there's more deliquency in those places.

but San Jose downtown is not dangerous.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Actually, we'll be staying about a mile from the airport, I guess. How's that area?

Thanks so much for your help!




answered by
a VirtualTourist member

Thanks Lisa! Sorry, I just checked the forum and we just got back. Actually we weren't in Alajuela. We were mostly in La Fortuna. Next time we will, though!





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