Looking for some ideas as to how safe these different cities we will be staying at. What can be done to stay safe, what to avoid, etc.
I will be traveling with a lot of camera gear. I would like to be able to do some shooting at night, obviously that's a higher risk.
1: San Jose, We won't plan on walking around at night. What about during the day? We would like to experience the night life, where can we go that's safe. We will plan on taking taxis at night. I would love to be able to take photo's at night, any safe area's that can be done?
2: Monteverde. Any crime in this area? Anything to watch out for?
3: Tamarindo. Can we go to the beach and not worry about our stuff if we go swimming? What if we head south, to some more private beaches, any concerns?I probably won't take my camera if we are planning on swimming. Is walking around at night safe? We'd like to try some clubs, are they safe? We are starying at Pueblo Darado, I know it's on the outskirts, can we walk back at night?
4: Playa del Coco. Same questions as above. We'd like to head north to try and find some private beaches, like Santa Rosa National park.
We will be driving in a rental car. If we stop in for lunch somewhere in between legs, on the main highways, how do we protect our luggage in the car? Are the roadside stops/attractions safe to leave your car? We'd like to stop for example at the wild cat place along the way, can we leave our luggage in the car? What do we do!?