Costa Rica FAQ

We have answered the most frequently asked questions about Costa Rica below.  However, if you have any other questions, please feel free to call us Toll Free at 1-888-268-9753 or email us at [email protected].

The best time to travel to Costa Rica is during the Dry Season from December to April.  The first few months of the Rainy Season, May to July are also good, since the main tourist attractions are less crowded.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website provides recommended and/or required vaccinations for each country.  For Costa Rica, it recommends that you should be up-to-date with routine vaccines such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and that you get your yearly flu shot.  It also recommends that you get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, and Hepatitis B, depending upon your travel plans.  Since rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Costa Rica, rabies vaccine is recommended if you will be involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put you at risk for animal bites, such as adventure travel and caving.  There is no risk of yellow fever in Costa Rica.  The government of Costa Rica requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever.  You should see a health-care provider at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take effect.

There is a relatively low risk of malaria for travel to Costa Rica. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling.

U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens require a passport valid for at least six months from date of entry and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days.  Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Costa Rican embassy in their country before traveling.

Voltage: 120 V; Frequency: 60 HZ; Plugs: Type A (Flat blade attachment plug), and Type B (Flat blades with round grounding pin).

$29 per passenger.  For departures from Juan Santamaria International Airport, you can pay with a credit card.

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