Carry knife in Costa Rica

Carry knife in Costa Rica

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    Carry knife in Costa Rica

    I'm headed to Costa Rica and can't bring a pistol with me and wondered if I could bring my daily carry knife (Spyderco Native) with me. I can't find any info about laws that might prohibit me from bringing and carrying a pocket knife. Anybody have any info?


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    I'm not sure about the knife question, but I'm headed there in February for a first time visit. Would enjoy hearing about your trip when you get back. We'll be in the Jaco area on the west coast about an hour from San Jose.
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    Hey, we are headed there in February, as well.
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    I went there last year, I carried a SAK with me, but that was it. There wasnt a second there that I felt unsafe, the people were amazingly nice.

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    We're flying into Liberia and heading to Tamarindo. I'll let you know what I find. BTW I've heard nothing but great things about the people and the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derrelw View Post
    I'm headed to Costa Rica and can't bring a pistol with me and wondered if I could bring my daily carry knife (Spyderco Native) with me. I can't find any info about laws that might prohibit me from bringing and carrying a pocket knife. Anybody have any info?
    derrelw, yes you may carry your knife with you (just remember to put it in baggage for the trip, not carry-on ) There are no rules regarding knives in CR. I have property there and visit 3 or more times a year. I carry my benchmade and frequently keep a machete in my vehicle. It's a beautiful country and the people are very friendly. But, like everywhere else, there is a criminal element that one must be prepared for. I'm sure you've already read this on line, but DO NOT leave anything in your vehicle that you don't want to lose. Petty theft is quite prevalent, especially in the tourist cities like Tamarindo, Jaco, etc.
    Have a great trip and post up some pics when you return. Pura Vida!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaikane0812 View Post
    derrelw, yes you may carry your knife with you (just remember to put it in baggage for the trip, not carry-on ) There are no rules regarding knives in CR. I have property there and visit 3 or more times a year. I carry my benchmade and frequently keep a machete in my vehicle. It's a beautiful country and the people are very friendly. But, like everywhere else, there is a criminal element that one must be prepared for. I'm sure you've already read this on line, but DO NOT leave anything in your vehicle that you don't want to lose. Petty theft is quite prevalent, especially in the tourist cities like Tamarindo, Jaco, etc.
    Have a great trip and post up some pics when you return. Pura Vida!!
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    I have frequently carried an inexpensive dive knife with me along with my snorkeling gear in my checked luggage and never had a problem. It was even searched one time but was never questioned. I would reccomend that whatever knife you take be inexpensive. Kershaw makes a neat sturdy knife called the Shuffle. It has a short but wide blade and has a built-in screwdriver and bottle opener for Coronas. It is about $15 at Walmart. Enjoy your trip!
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    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaikane0812 View Post
    There are no rules regarding knives in CR.
    While there aren't rules specific to knives, are there any that govern "concealed weapons" that could get a Gringo in trouble with the locals, ie: is one better off carrying the knife on their belt (in a case or visible) as opposed to shoved in their pocket?
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    I cleaned up and sharpened some knives for a neighbor that was going to live in CR for 2 years but, I don't know any more about the subject than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rotorflyr View Post
    While there aren't rules specific to knives, are there any that govern "concealed weapons" that could get a Gringo in trouble with the locals, ie: is one better off carrying the knife on their belt (in a case or visible) as opposed to shoved in their pocket?
    Now yer gettin all technical on me I have never seen any laws governing the carrying of a knife in one's pocket on any of the forums I peruse regarding CR. I carry my Benchmark clipped in my pocket everywhere I go while there (except while actually in the water). There is one major exception though. If you have to do banking business, you will need to either leave the knife in your vehicle. No weapons of any sort are allowed in the banks. You also have to take your hat and sunglasses off before entering one. When ya see how many ticos carry machetes you'll understand why that little old pigsticker in your pocket is of little concern.

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    It was no problem bringing or carrying me pocket knife while in Costa Rica. What a beautiful place and people. Pura Vida!

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    Quote Originally Posted by derrelw View Post
    It was no problem bringing or carrying me pocket knife while in Costa Rica. What a beautiful place and people. Pura Vida!
    I am glad you enjoyed your vacation in CR. Costa can be habit-forming. Went there for the first time in 1991, now I have property and a place there as my second, soon to be first, home. There's a lot of 'country' to see for such a small country.
    Pura Vida backatcha amigo

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