As Costa Rica is a beautiful country and everything looks so good, you can sometimes forget that there are also dangers. We want to explain some of them, so it increases your awareness.
Blue Falls of Costa Rica
The dangers are floodings, slippery rocks, currents, and maybe a snake. So, be careful in the rainy season, get out when there is an earthquake, big or small, no jumping into the river, walk carefully, and watch where you put your hands and feet. When you swim, be aware of turbulence inside the water in front of the waterfalls and rapids.
Bajos Del Toro area
The dangers are
– Tours to the Poás: it is illegal, and that is for a reason. The volcano is active; it can have an explosion at any moment. And then you do not want to be near. See video here. Also, the volcano expulses gases continuously, and they are not noticeable. Those gases will damage your lungs, read here and here.
– Rappel tours can be excellent and good, but whatever they tell you, none has liability insurance, as this activity is not insurable in Costa Rica. Be extremely careful in the rainy season.
– Tours to the park (illegal), other waterfalls, where you cross rivers by swimming, climbing rocks to reach, or taking a selfie, read here and here. All nice and good, but what if something goes wrong? Be extremely careful in the rainy season. And do not end up like them; that would be embarrassing.
Costa Rica in general
– Driving is not that bad; go slow.
– Beaches: be highly cautious for rip-tides.
You got the message, enjoy your adventures in Costa Rica but know that back home is always somebody who loves you.