Discover The Incredible Wonders Of costa-rica

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Capital City

San José

Time Zone

GMT-6

Currency

Colón (CRC)

Language

Spanish

Voltage

110V

Population

5.2 million

About

Costa Rica, the land of coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and lush forests located in Central America. Take advantage of its tropical climate and engage in adventure activities like trekking and canopy tours in the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a place with an enormous variety of wildlife. Journey through Manuel Antonio, the perfect coastal paradise for those seeking beach days, and don't miss the capital, San Jose, with its colorful neighborhoods and majestic Teatro Nacional.

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Main Activities

Costa Rica is divided into seven provinces. In the Valle Central, its capital is located, the province of San José, as well as Alajuela, Heredia, and Cartago. In the Caribbean, there is Limón, and in the Pacific, Guanacaste and Puntarenas. The country is one of the most sought out adventure destinations in the world, but has also begun to position itself as a travel hotspot for all types of explorers:

Entry Requirements

To enter as a tourist, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Passport: Valid passport
  • Exit Ticket: Ticket or outgoing voucher to country of origin or for onward travel
  • Visa: (Not required for all nationalities). For nationalities for which it is mandatory, you must apply at the Costa Rican embassy. The visa will be granted for a single entry into the country.
  • Immigration: In some cases, the immigration officer may request that you show economic solvency for your stay in the country
  • Others: All travelers coming from the following countries must possess a yellow fever vaccination certificate before entry into Costa Rica: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, and the Republic of Guyana.

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Travel Tips

  • US dollars and credit cards are accepted in most places, but we still recommend carrying the local currency (Colón costarricense CRC) to get better rates.
  • The use of sunscreen and insect repellent is strongly advised
  • Regarding transportation, we suggest using transportation apps like Uber or hiring tourist transport services. Caution is advised when using unofficial taxis.
  • Additional info: Costa Ricans are known for their kindness and hospitality. 'La pura vida' is a Costa Rican motto that represents a relaxed and positive lifestyle.