FAQ

Let’s help you get to know Costa Rica a little better.
 

Despite being a surprisingly small country, Costa Rica actually has 12 different natural zones, each with its own microclimate, which is why the temperature can range between 70° and 95° Fahrenheit (21° and 35° Celsius). 

Traditional Costa Rican food is based on white rice and beans. You can find this tasty combination in different forms, such as Gallo Pinto for breakfast, Casados for lunch, and Rice ‘n Beans in the Caribbean. 

We have a huge variety of fruits and vegetables, which is why your meals will usually be accompanied by natural fruit drinks and fresh salads. 

Yes. Most of the country has clean, drinkable water. Of course, we will let you know if you are going to a place that doesn’t have potable water.

We speak Spanish. However, many people also speak English, especially in the common tourist areas. 

Depending on what country you’re coming from, you might need a visa. We recommend visiting the embassy page to see the complete list.

We have two international airports in Costa Rica: Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela (SJO) and Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (LIR).

The national currency is the colon (CRC). However, dollars in small bills ($1, $5, $10, $20) are accepted in many places.

Yes! Depending on where you are, you will have access to WIFI, which should be quite stable, especially in the common areas of hotels and restaurants. 

Costa Rica uses 110 volts.

We recommend prepay SIM cards through Kolbi or Claro, both of which you can find in the airport

We recommend bringing around $300 or $400 for certain cash expenses such as souvenirs, extra activities, and/or meals and drinks that aren’t included in the itinerary. Most establishments accept debit and credit cards, though some smaller places may require cash. 

It is always important to get travel insurance in case you have some sort of last-minute unexpected complication. We recommend World Nomads.

We recommend visiting the CDC profile for Costa Rica and the WHO’s page on International Travel and Health to see vaccination recommendations for Costa Rica, as well as discussing these recommendations with your local doctor. 

Our itineraries generally are very active, though there is some flexibility to adjust to individual’s needs and physical requirements. 

Yes. Most hotels have laundering services, though it is usually at an additional cost.