Costa Rica News -In the wake of a recent crocodile attack on a surfer off Costa Rica’s northwest coast, the small Central American nation continues to grapple with what appears to be a significant problem.
The July 23 attack on Jon Becker at Tamarindo, a popular tourist destination, was the seventh reported attack in Costa Rica this year (one fatal). The country is tied with much larger Brazil for most crocodile attacks in the Americas in 2016.
According to the Tico Times, the attack on Becker, who lost his right leg below the knee, was the third such incident in the Playa Grande Estuary since 2013. (The 2013 attack also involved a surfer.)
This area has grabbed center stage because it’s so popular among tourists, and because the

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