Nosara is generally known to be a very safe place to visit with the locals, or ticos, being very friendly and exhibiting the Pura Vida lifestyle to their foreign visitors. As with any place you visit (or even in the U.S.), you should practice common sense. Shanta Pura is secured by a 24-hour state-of-the art alarm system backed by a security company.  The entire property is gated and fenced and personal safes are provided in the house so that guests may store any valuables and personal items and have them remain in their control during their stay.