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Is Costa Rica safe for female Canadians?

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PuraVida
5/29/2019 14:34 EST

CANADA ISSUES TRAVEL WARNING FOR COSTA RICA. https://qcostarica.com/canada-issues-travel-warning-for-costa-rica/

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Drneuro100
5/30/2019 11:18 EST

I have found (from reading both regularly) that the Canadian Embassy is more cautionary and worried then the US Embassy about these issues.

Same issues are common to many parts of the urban cities in the states (e.g. Chicago, New Orleans even Phoenix, Arizona where carjackings and home invasions in the daylight have become a reality). In both Phoenix and San Diego robberies are very common now (versus when I was a kid), monitored alarm systems are a must, and woman in particular really need to be cautious walking around at night, especially if alone and drinking.

But then the states are very different anyways with folks carrying handguns openly in Arizona cities (we are a open carry state) and restaurants, doctors offices, etc. must have a clear posting that ban a firearm in their establishment to prevent individuals walking in with a holstered firearm at their side.

Heck Florida just passed a law allowing teachers in grade schools/high school being allowed to carrying a firearm into the classroom.

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sanjuan
5/30/2019 17:30 EST

I believe location could also be a factor. Here in Southern Pacific area it seems pretty safe but there are car break ins at the beach where perps are so good they re-lock your car after taking valuables. We know several single women who are for the most part fiercely independent and self-assured and/or...shall we say eccentric. Just my 2 cents...probably the same would be said of guys! This is not the land of the middle-of -the-roaders.

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carolvaughn
5/30/2019 18:09 EST

"This is not the land of the middle-of-the-roaders."

I love that!!! Consider it stolen...

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beach1girl
5/30/2019 20:36 EST

May I suggest you read The Costa Rica No One Talks About, written by Francois Sylvain? He talks about female safety in Costa Rica in his book.

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happyNcr
6/4/2019 00:04 EST

attractive local women wearing hardly nothing (in sexy outfits) with really short skirts, cleavage showing, stomach showing walk around here all day without any man grabbing them or raping them. so i feel completely safe from latino men.
it was a CANADIAN white man that got a resentment about where my dog pooped, and the CANADIAN man shouted “i hate americans & threatened to harm me and kill my service dog! two weeks ago here in costa rica. wtf is wrong with Canadians?

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lindyluvsCR
6/4/2019 08:03 EST

Although not spelled out, everyone knows what it stands for and 'wtf' is offensive and unnecessary.

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ILuvCR
6/4/2019 08:52 EST

puravida, mission accomplished!

"a troll is a person who starts quarrels or upsets people on the Internet to distract and sow discord by posting inflammatory and digressive,[1] extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community (such as a newsgroup, forum, chat room, or blog) with the intent of provoking readers into displaying emotional responses[2] and normalizing tangential discussion,[3] whether for the troll's amusement or a specific gain."

Pura Vida!

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peter2017
6/4/2019 12:36 EST

happyNcr,

Assholes live everywhere. You are generalizing, not all Canadians like the 'white Canadian guy' you described in your post.

Generally, for the most part, you will find that Canadians are more polite, more reserved, less judgemental than Americans.

You came across one asshole from Canada, so what? Ignore him.

Don't be too complacent here in CR.

If you are by yourself, have something that they can steal, you will be a target. Sooner or later.

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ILuvCR
6/4/2019 13:09 EST

Peter,

you wrote "less judgmental than Americans. "

which ones? the north Americans, the south Americans or the central Americans?

Just wondering!

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peter2017
6/4/2019 18:02 EST

ILuvCR,

US citizens.

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