Travelers With Disabilities
Laws have been passed that guarantee education, jobs and social services for disabled people in Costa Rica, but unfortunately, these law have yet to be implemented. So far there has not been much done in the way of improving access for those with limited mobility.
With a lack safe and well-constructed sidewalks, handicap-accessible restroom stalls, and accessible building entrances, it's not an ideal place for people who use wheelchairs or walkers. Walkways are similar in condition to most streets, peppered with potholes and ruts. Hallways in hotels are often very narrow.
For first-time visitors that are up for the challenge, it may be sensible to bring along a companion.
Though Costa Rica has a lot of room for improvement in making buildings and pedestrian routes handicap-accessible, this hasn't kept people away. The climate and the low cost of health care, as well as the inexpensive personal services that are available make Costa Rica an ideal place to live and vacation.