Costa Rica is situated between Nicaragua and Panama in Central America and boasts spectacular natural beauty with superb beaches, active volcanoes and over 800 species of birds.

Costa Rica is a wonderful holiday destination with a lot to see and do. It is easy to forget that within a country of beauty, there can be dangerous disease and illness. Although mostly preventable, disease and illness can ruin your holiday if proper precautions and treatment is not administered.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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