A U.S. citizen died of cardiac arrest at the Hotel Del Rey in San Jose, Costa Rica while in the arms of a local woman. According to a report in Diario Extra the hotel was locked down for six hours while judicial agents conducted an investigation and removed the body of the tourist.
Several doses of cocaine were also collected at scene, and the man is said to have died just after taking a love pill. Unfortunately, the mix of sex and drugs in Costa Rica has proven to be a dangerous, but seductive lure for North American men.
Opened in 1993, the Hotel Del Rey in San Jose is a magnet for both older gentleman from the United States, and local ladies trying to make ends meet in Latin America.
While cocaine use is illegal in Costa Rica, last year the chief prosecutor announced that his office would no longer bring criminal charges on small possession cases for illicit drugs. The last drug overdose of a foreigner to hot the news in Costa Rica occurred in December when a 28 year old woman was found dead of a heroin overdose in her economy hotel room, Cabinas Jacomar in Jacó.
Both downtown San Jose and the Pacific beach town of Jacó have become famous Narco-Vacation spots in Costa Rica. Both also have a more than ample supply of beautiful women, casino gambling and poker rooms to complete the cocktail of vice.