15 Things to Know Before Visiting

Costa Rica

All Beaches have public access

By law, all beaches need to be accessible to the public. That means the Caribbean and Pacific coasts are open for all your enjoyment


The dry season is the most expensive time to visit

The dry season on the Pacific and in the central region runs from late December until the end of April.


Costa Rica is an adventure paradise

If you have ever wanted to enjoy adventure in a tropical environment, Costa Rica is the place for it. Some of the activities here include....



zip lining

Scuba Diving

White Water Rafting

There are tolls in Costa Rica

There are tolls on the major highway in the country heading from San Jose to the Pacific coast.


There are no addresses here

If you need to input a destination into your GPS, look for a nearby park ahead of time and input that as your destination.


Airbnb is a great option

It can be nice to have your own little house instead of staying in a hotel with tons of other guests.


Skip the Costa Rica travel guides

Guides are great but, they can  be expensive. You can have a great experience and  still see a ton of wildlife on your own. if you are trying to stick to a  budget


Definitely try the local specialties

Have you ever eaten Gallo Pinto? What about a casado? Ceviche?


You need to try the local fruits

There are fruits in  Costa Rica that you probably have never even seen before.


Do as the locals do

There are tons of great activities you  can do in Costa Rica that are not too expensive.


There are two international airports in Costa Rica

They are Liberia Airport and San Jose Airport


Wear lots of bug spray

Zika and dengue can both be an issue in Costa Rica. Make sure to wear bug spray and you will be OK.


Bring that rain jacket you are debating about

Even during dry season rain is possible in some parts of the country.


The sun here is crazy strong

Don’t forget that Costa Rica is not too far from the Equator. If possible, we suggest bringing sunscreen with you from your home country.


You will need to relax

Costa Ricans live by the mantra "Pura Vida" which means "pure life." They use it to mean "just chill out. It's all good."