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From lush jungles to tropical beaches, Costa Rica has something for every travel style and interest.

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Costa Rica Vibes: Costa Rica Travel Blog

Hi! We are Sarah and Thomas.

Thomas is from Germany and Sarah is from the US. 

We met while volunteering in Virginia, moved to Germany for four years, and have called sunny Costa Rica home since 2016.

We absolutely love it here and know that you will as well!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country I’m Central America. It has land borders with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south.

The country has an extensive coastline on the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

Generally, Costa Rica is considered safe for tourists. Violent crime is very unusual, but petty theft sometimes happens.

Like any travel destination, it’s best to use caution and be aware of your surroundings.

Yes! We may be a bit biased because we live here, but Costa Rica is definitely worth visiting.

With extensive Caribbean and Pacific coastlines as well as dense jungles, it is an amazing tropical destination!

For dry weather and sunny days, the best time to visit is between mid-December and late April. This is the dry season, however, it is also peak travel time.

From late April until the end of July the country experiences afternoon rainstorms for an hour or two. The rest of the day should be sunny and hot.

August through November can be very wet.

Find out more in the guide to weather in Costa Rica

Typically, the water is fine to drink from the tap in Costa Rica. However, in remote areas we suggest buying bottled water.

You can find out more in our guide to tap water in Costa Rica.

By law, you do not need travel insurance to visit Costa Rica. However, it is a good idea to purchase it anyway. You never know what will happen!

Check out our guide to travel insurance for more info.

Yes, Costa Rica is a country. You will need a valid passport in order to enter.

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Spanish is the official language. Most people in tourism speak some English.


The main currency is Costa Rican colones. US dollars are also widely accepted.


110 volt (same as the US)

International Airports

There are two international airports in the country. These are Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in the capital city of San José and Liberia International Airport (LIR) in the northwest corner of the country.

Must Do Activities

zip lining | exploring national parks | surfing | wildlife tours

Sun Rise/ Sun Set

Sunrise: between 5:15am and 5:45am

Sunset: between 5:30pm and 6pm

Time Zone

Central Standard Time

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