Five surprising things I learned while traveling through Costa Rica...
Like really really really safe. As a solo woman traveler I was able to walk down the main street of La Fortuna at night without being bothered at all. I never felt unsafe at all. No catcalling. No hustlers. No pickpocketers. No pushy salesman…
Costa Ricans are SUPER FRIENDLY!
Like American streets clean. Not saying that the United States sets the standard for clean, for goodness sakes I lived in Singapore where I could eat my meal off the ground clean. The sidewalks and streets are a little uneven, but there is a lack of debris and garbage on the ground and in the gutters, especially compared to SE Asia where I grew up and have traveled extensively.
Food is EXPENSIVE.
Transportation around Costa Rica is reliable and comfortable