Question: What is considered rude in Costa Rica?

There arent many gestures visitors should avoid using in Costa Rica, but there are a couple of things that are considered rude. For example, placing your feet on furniture is seen as disrespectful in most situations, and pointing is also considered rude.

What are taboos in Costa Rica?

Taboos/Unacceptable Behavior Topics such as pre-marital sex, abortion, and gay marriage are generally avoided. Costa Ricans are very polite, so be sure not to put your feet on furniture; always say please and thank you, and try not raise your voice in anger, at least in public.

What is the biggest problem in Costa Rica?

Report: Prison overcrowding, human trafficking are Costa Ricas top human rights issues. Harsh prison conditions, domestic abuse and human trafficking are among the top concerns for Costa Rica, according to the United States State Departments 2013 Human Rights Practices report.

Is Costa Rica safe to travel to right now?

Do not travel to Costa Rica due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Costa Rica due to crime. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Costa Rica due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.

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