Global Affairs Canada advises against non-essential travel to the city of Montañita due to incidents of attacks and sexual assaults against foreign women travellers.
Incidents of attacks and sexual assault against foreign women, including rape and murder, have increased throughout the country, particularly in the city of Montañita. Never travel alone, especially after dark. Be aware that even women travelling in pairs have been targeted. Stay in accommodations with good security, and avoid hospitality exchange arrangements, such as couch-surfing. See Her own way – a woman’s safe-travel guide for travel safety information specifically for Canadian women.