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Current Legislation

Costa Rica traffic laws establish fines that penalize drunk drivers, not wearing a seatbelt, using mobile phone while driving, exceed speed limits, among others.

Since 2012 Costa Rica enacted comprehensive smoking reforms including banned smoking in bars, restaurants, public buildings, casinos, bus stops, taxi stands & tourist transportations. In some hotels, there may be some properly marked place where smoking will be allowed, however in most of the hotels it is not permitted.

Swiss Travel signed The Code of Conduct against commercial sexual exploitation of minors. If our staff see, or suspect of, any activities of this kind, or use of illegal substances, we will report it to the local authorities.