Here we respond to all those questions that you have as a tourist. When you visit a new site and unknown new questions arise. We receive different questions of our customers through email, on our Facebook page or when the tourists made the tours query to our team and them we make them arrive. Perhaps if your questions are not answered in this summary of the questions you can contact us by mail or in our page, we will reply with immediacy.

    

  • 1 .    Should I apply any vaccine to enter Costa Rica? Health

 

If you health will be traveling to Costa Rica from South America and/or countries in Sub-saharan Africa, you will need the vaccine against yellow fever. You'll be able to travel to Costa Rica ten days after the vaccine. They should be vaccinated all those people in its path toward Costa Rica have been in transit either, in airports, ports or border posts of the following countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

 

  • 2. Where can I find the turtles? Nature

 

Green Turtles nest on the beaches of Tortuguero from July to October. Leatherback sea turtles nest in the region of Guanacaste on the Pacific from February to June. The Hawksbill Turtle and Cabinets nest during the summer months but are less common. The Ridley turtle nests in the coasts of the North Pacific in the beach of Ostional, and arrive to watch in large numbers as well as in Tortuguero, hundreds and thousands of turtles nesting on the beaches.

 

  • 3. What documents need to visit Costa Rica? Documentation

 

Passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry to Costa Rica 2) a plane ticket from prepaid to leave Costa Rica within 90 days of your arrival. The citizens of the United States, Canada and most European countries do not require a visa to enter Costa Rica.

 

  • 4 .Where can I change my money? Currency

 

Puede cambiar dinero en el mismo aeropuerto a su llegada, en las mismas tiendas puede pagar con dólares y su cambio puede recibirlo en Colones si gusta otra opción es los Bancos: Banco Nacional, Banco de Costa Rica, Santander, etc.

 

  • 5 What is the main city in Costa Rica? Location

 

The most important city in Costa Rica is San Jose, the capital. Focuses the three branches of the Republic and the Supreme Court elections. Other large cities are Liberia, Nicoya, Puntarenas and Limon.

 

  • 6. I need to carry my passport with me all the time? Security

 

It is advisable to bring a copy of your passport with you, it is important to maintain a identification in case of emergency.

 

  • 7. What number should i dial if i have an emergency in my journey? Security

 

 

The emergency number is 911, for ambulance, firefighter or police officer.

 

  • 8. How much is the departure tax?

 

  • In the airport Airport you have to pay the departure tax of $28.00 dollars per person. Payment can be made in cash or by credit card Visa.

 

  • 9. Can I use my credit card in Costa Rica?  Currency .

 

American Express, Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted throughout the country.   

 

  • 10 What do I need packing for my trip to Costa Rica?

 

 It is important General pack lightweight clothes and comfortable shoes for walking; for the sun or the rain it is recommended that you pack waterproof, light coats, raincoat and sunscreen.

 

  • 11. What is the best time to travel to Costa Rica? General.

 

Costa Rica can be visited at any time of the year. The rainy or green season lasts from May to November and the dry season or summer starts in December and lasts until April. If you want to travel for Christmas, New Year or Easter, it is advisable to make reservations in advance because they are considered high seasons.

 

  • 12. What are the best activities in Costa Rica?

 

There are several tours and activities are repeated in different areas of Costa Rica what changes is the landscape can make Canopy, tubing, horseback riding, hiking, surfing, diving, Etc.

 

  • 13.What is the official language of Costa Rica? General

 

The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish, but as it will be the government recognizes other regional languages as the Mekatelyu (a creole english) and the Bribri (a language that belongs to the Chibcha family). English is quite widely spoken by all the people who work in the area of tourism.

 

  • 14. How does the system work for tips for services? Currency

 

In the restaurants and other venues, the invoice includes the 13% sales tax and 10% of service, both are established by law. For this reason, it is not necessary to include tip; is already considered in the final price. If you're happy with the service you receive, you can offer a tip to the guide, private drivers, maids, staff of the hotel.

 

  • 15. What are the most accessible volcanoes of Costa Rica?  

 

The volcano nature easier to see is the Irazú, which allows people to drive up to its summit. From the car park is only a 2 minute walk up to the mirador, where visitors can witness the incredible crater. Poas is another volcano that is quite easy to see. If it is not cloudy, it is possible to see the Arenal Volcano from almost everywhere around the town of La Fortuna and the hotels that are scattered around its mass base. You can walk around the foothills of the Arenal National Park. Rincon de la Vieja is another crater of the volcano, but it is a walk (8 km) from the entrance to the national park at the edge of the crater. The climb up Corner typically takes around 3.5 s. Turrialba is also a volcano crater, but it has become unpredictable and therefore is no longer accessible to visitors. Flanks the Cerro Chato Volcano Arenal and it is a volcano crater, as well, with dense forests that surround its slopes. It is, however, a sharp rise along which tends to be a very muddy road. In the surroundings of the volcanoes and Mirravalles Tenorio is a destination for up-and-coming with hiking along the slopes of each volcano, bird watching and the incredibly blue waters of the Rio Celeste.

 

  • 16. The volcanoes that have easy access? Nature

 

Transit Costa Ricans do not use the system of streets and avenues to give addresses, instead, they use reference points such as buildings, restaurants, churches, bridges, and distances are given in meters. For example, one direction can be given as: of the church of San Francisco, 500 meters south and 75 This.

 

  • 17.Can I take water in Costa Rica?  Health

 

It so happens that if you are originating in another country and consumes another water usually a sudden change by another water may cause your body to a change caused diarrhea by one or two days to get used to this. It would be advisable to consume bottled water bottle.

 

  • 18.What is the typical food of Costa Rica? General

 

Gallo Pinto (rice and black beans with coriander and other spices) rice with chicken pot of meat' (meat soup with cassava) Tamales (meat or vegetables in the corn flour) Empanadas (fried pastries filled with meat, beans or potatoes) ceviche (marinated seafood salad in citrus) Black soup (soup with black beans) cocks, which are smaller tortillas stuffed. Fried bananas.

 

  • 19.How does it work the taxi system in Costa Rica? Transportation

 

If you need a taxi, you must make sure it is a licensed taxi, taxi pirates usually charge above the tariff authorized. Authorized taxis are red with yellow triangles on their doors that indicate the registration number. It is also important that the vehicle has a taximeter to record the total to pay for the service.

 

  • 20. What is the currency in Costa Rica?

 

The official currency of Costa Rica is the colon, but the US Dollar is often accepted by the shops in the country.

 

  • 21. How is the electrical system in Costa Rica?

 

Costa Rica uses the same level of electricity , 110V, 60Hz as well as in the US. In the same way it's always good to have a universal adapter.

 

22. Is it safe to drive in Costa Rica? Transit

 

 You can handle in Costa Rica with your local license for three months, it is important to take basic safety precautions as the handle slowly and paying attention to the road. Some tracks are in poor condition and in some cases in rural areas , the roads can present some obstacles such as animals and pedestrians. Especially during the rain season there should be more careful on the routes that do not have to be asphalt and earth  become real rivers.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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