The following are useful things that you might
want to bring when traveling to Costa
* Light jacket or sweater, can
be helpful for high altitude
places where temperature can be a little bit lower.
* Shorts for almost everywhere in Costa
Rica since casual
wear is most common.
* Long pants to protect
yourself from mosquitos
specially in the rainforest.
* Sunblock is recommended to
* Umbrella or rain coat since
rain can be
strong and frequent all around Costa Rica, specially during the rainy
* A plastic case or bag to
place your passport
and travel documents. Humidity levels are high year around
paper documents can easily get wet even during the dry season.
* A good map but please always
remember that in
Costa Rica street signs or street mumbering is unfrequent so directions
can be a little bit different and complicated.
* Passport and drivers license.
* No visa required for US
citizens please check with Costa Rica's
* Vaccinations are not
* If you need medication we
recommend that you
bring it along with your prescription and medical
* Credit cards are widely
Dollars are accepted throughout Costa Rica, so there is no real need to
exchange them into Colones (local currency). We recommend to
bring $100 cash per person in case of an emergency and to pay exit
taxes at the airport the day you depart from Costa Rica.
might also be some places where all payments have to be done in
cash. You can also get cash at ATM's and banks.
The following are some safety tips that you should take into
consideration when traveling to any place around the
* Have a planned route of
travel. Take a map of the area.
* If you are lost, go to a
public place to read
your map or to ask for directions. Hotels
information offices can be specially convenient.
* Stay in touch with
local news so that
you know what is going on around you.
* Do not pull over
for flashing headlights or hitch hikers.
* Drive with your
doors locked and the windows closed.
* Do not leave
valuables inside the car
where they can be seen.
* Do not leave keys
inside the car.
* Exchange money only
in banks and do not carry too much cash with you.
* Do not wear jewelry
in downtown San Jose.
* Always hold your
purse infront of you.
Costa Rica specifics:
* In restaurants tip is included on the
* Tour guides can be tipped with $5
* Bellhops, maids and drivers can be
tipped with $1.
* When driving you need always to carry
with you the
drivers license and passport or notarized photocopy. It is
advisable that you get a notarized photocopy of your passport.
* International drivers licenses are
valid for three
months from the date of entrance to Costa Rica.
* Tourist permit is valid for three
months for US
citizens and for most citizenships. Other countries please
with the nearest Costa Rican consulate.
* Exchange rate varies every business
sure you ask in a bank or hotel for the current exchange rate.
* Travelers checks can be exchanged in
Some banks accept some kind of checks and some others don't.
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