Sobre Costa Rica

Frequently asked questions about traveling to Costa Rica ...
1. Do I need a passport to go to Costa Rica?
A valid passport is mandatory to enter Costa Rica. It should be valid during the following 6 months from the entry date to Costa Rica.
 
2. Do I need a visa to go to Costa Rica?
Depending on your country of origin you may enter Costa Rica without a visa. USA, Canada and most European countries have this privilege.
 
3. Can I enter Costa Rica with a one way ticket?
All visitors must have a round trip ticket as an entry requirement.
 
4.Do I need an international drivers license to drive in Costa Rica?
You are allowed to drive with your normal drivers license for three months.
 
5.Can I get married in Costa Rica? What documents do I need?
Foreigners can get married in Costa Rica. The documents needed are: - original birth certificate - affidavit of single status - police record - valid passport - divorce decree (if applicable) - These documents need to follow the authentication procedure before being taken to Costa Rica.
 

When traveling to Costa Rica, we suggest you to:

  • Leave a copy of your itinerary, airline tickets, passport, driver's license, credit cards, traveler's checks, medical records and important business documents with a family member or friend.
  • Be sure that your insurance plan covers emergencies outside of your country. If not, think about getting travel insurance
  • Label your luggage inside and out (name, address and phone number).
  • Use luggage tags with information about your office and not your house.
  • Carry extra batteries for cameras and electronic devices. You may not have time or be able to get them here.
  • When possible, don't carry jewels
  • Protect your camera, batters etc. in plastic bags. In the case of the moisture of the rainforest, moisture could penetrate your electronic equipment.
  • Travel with your money and passport in separate places in case of robbery or loss.
  • Keep valuables and money in a safe place, and only carry as much money as you'll need for the day.