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When To Visit When to Visit - Costa Rica

Get a detailed snapshot of what's hot when in every region of the country.

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The local currency is the colon, though U.S. dollars are accepted in most tourist areas.

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Be prepared with our ultimate packing list of tried and tested travel items.

Useful Info

Country Overview

Details on the climate, language, transportation, holidays and communication system.

Tipping in Costa Rica

A suggested tipping guide for travelers in Costa Rica.

Slang & Idioms

Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of expressions, street slang and unique vocabulary.

Travel Tips

Traveling with Kids

A family-friendly destination, Costa Rica makes it easy to travel with children.

Women Traveling Alone

Costa Rica is safe for solo female travelers; follow these tips for a stress-free trip.

Senior Travel

Practical information and suggestions for senior travelers to Costa Rica.

Travel Articles

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    10 Interesting Facts

    Learn more about Costa Rica with these ten fascinating facts.

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    10 Wildlife Photography Tips

    Follow these simple tips to turn an average shot into a spectacular photograph.

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    5 Travel Mistakes

    Set yourself up for a stress-free holiday by steering clear of these travel mistakes.

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    Airlines Serving Costa Rica

    Many major airlines serve Costa Rica’s two international airports in San Jose and Liberia.

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    All-inclusive Resorts

    For a stress-free vacation, book a stay at one of Costa Rica's all-inclusive resorts.

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    Arenal vs. Monteverde

    How can you compare the mists of the Monteverde cloud forest to the cooled magma of the Arenal...

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    Backpacking Tips

    Backpacking can be both enjoyable and easy on the wallet if you follow a few basic tips.

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    Banking & Currency

    The local currency is the colon, though U.S. dollars are accepted in most tourist areas.

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    Bus Schedules

    Bus schedules to popular tourist destinations throughout Costa Rica.

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    Business Hours

    Many businesses close from 12-1 p.m., for the traditional Latin America siesta.

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