Wow, been there 6 times never heard anything like that. One trip I rented a car and drove my family all over CR whitewater rafting, zip lining, etc,etc, no problems, never felt unsafe.Be carefull-A buddy was down there a few years ago and banditos took shots at him and his family while they were trying to avoid them. They were coming from a private home in a beach community(gated) back to town to get something to eat. Approx 2 hours from airport. They had to go in reverse down the milelong access 1.5 lanes wide road weaving to avoid the assailants. It was just after they arrived-needless to say they left with an escort back to hotel at airport and eventually back to Fla aftwer much haggling with flights and the rental car co return with gunshot holes.
Heading down to Costa Rica from March 14-18 and would liek to get some fishing in. It will be three of us going. Any advise/pricing/anything else that may be useful would be greatly appreciated. Thank you