15 Things to Know Before
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....
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.
Rent a Car
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.
Rent a Car
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."
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