Advice You Should Know for Traveling by Bus this Easter Vacation to Beaches, Rivers or Mountains

    Discover the Natural Wonders of Costa Rica, but play it safe

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    The Costa Rican Tourism Institute (ICT) released a series of fundamental tips for all those who are going on vacation during this Holy Week.Through its social networks, sharing a series of infographics to inform the population and be “responsible and safe” tourists during these days of rest.

    “Days are coming when many people will enjoy a well-deserved rest touring the wonders of our country and that is why we invite you to be responsible tourists,” said the general manager of the ICT, Alberto López.

    If you travel by bus:

    • Check destination and route prior to boarding
    • Do not neglect luggage in the bus terminals or inside the bus, especially if you place it in the overhead bins
    • Be wary of people who behave too nice, it can be a strategy to steal from you
    • Avoid crowds and check before getting off the bus, take all belongings
    • If you are the victim of a theft on the bus, tell the driver and call 9-1-1
    • If possible, write down the name of the driver and the license plate number of the bus

    If you travel to the beach or river areas:

    • Find out about beach conditions, presence of return currents or other types of risks
    • If you eat food, wait at least two hours before entering the sea
    • Do not enter the sea if you have consumed medication, liquor or any drug
    • If you travel with children or older adults, do not neglect them
    • Observe warning signs and follow the instructions of the lifeguards

    If you travel to the mountains:

    • Inform the park ranger or competent authority when you are going to enter the area
    • Inform a family member or friend about the area you are going to visit and the approximate time of return
    • Use only authorized access, especially if you travel to high-risk volcanic areas
    • Stay within marked trails
    • Do not feed the animals
    • Wear appropriate clothing and shoes
    • Bring basic equipment such as a battery-powered flashlight, compass, whistle, repellent, sunscreen, and personal medications
    • Walk through official accesses, labeled and at the established time
    • Pay attention to the guide and the signage
    • Be in constant vigilance and control over the environment
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