When people think of Costa Rica they picture its toucans, monkeys, volcanoes, and pristine beaches with amazing surfing locations up and down the coasts. They see in their minds the flora, the fauna, ad infinitum. The wonders of the natural world thrive here, giving tourists to this land the opportunity to connect with the best nature has to offer. But even more, it is a land that consistently ranks high in the Happy Planet Index , even coming in at number one two years in a row. It is a country without a standing military and is home to the United Nations University for Peace. Certainly, Costa Rica offers a long list of appealing options to the most discerning traveler.
Women Hired As Domestics Forced To Have Sex With Clients | Q COSTA RICA
Answering an ad for work as a domestic housework they became sex slaves of three people arrested Wednesday in a series of raids in four homes in Alajuela and Heredia that allegedly operated as massage parlours. So they accepted and started work immediately. Apparently, a few days later, the accused would verbally and physically abuse the women and force them to have sex with clients in the massage rooms. According to the complaint, the accused threatened the women, telling them if they did not have sex with clients they would hurt them and their family, since they knew where they lived. In addition, the women were never paid. The accused face charges of human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Sources: Nacion.
Prostitution in Costa Rica is legal. Costa Rica 's legal system is based on Roman law rather than common law , and so for prostitution to be illegal it would have to be explicitly stated as such in a penal code, and it is not. Nevertheless, many of the activities surrounding it are illegal,  as the law forbids promoting or facilitating the prostitution of another, and therefore pimping , brothels , or prostitution rings are illegal. The large growth in sex tourism prompted the Government of Costa Rica introduce a voluntary  registration scheme for prostitutes. Sex trafficking ,  child prostitution  and HIV  are problems in the country.
Been here a few times, it's on the quieter side of Jaco, so it's always pretty empty. They have September The most famous place in Jaco. Its so well known that it does not appear on advertising supported maps or guides it prints it's own. The bar and the accompanying hotel are famous for prostitutes.