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Is there a lot of crime in Puerto Viejo?

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"Like many tourist destinations, Puerto Viejo does experience some crime. The most common types of crime are petty theft and pickpocketing, particularly in crowded areas or on public transportation. Break-ins and car thefts have also been reported, especially in rental properties and unattended vehicles. Violent crime is less common, but it does occur occasionally, often related to drug trafficking or disputes between locals. Tourists are advised to take precautions, such as not displaying valuable items, using hotel safes, and avoiding isolated areas at night. Despite these issues, many visitors to Puerto Viejo have a safe and enjoyable experience. The local authorities are working to improve security and reduce crime in the area," commented one expat who made the move to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.

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