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FAQ Costa Rica

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Travelling to a new destination can bring up all kinds of questions, and having the answers before you go can set your mind at ease, leaving you to relax and enjoy your adventure. Our travel specialists have answered some of the top questions they get asked by our customers to help you plan and prepare for your Costa Rica holiday.

If you find you still have questions please do get in touch with our Costa Rica specialists.

Before departure

  • How long does my passport need to be valid for?
  • Do I need a visa to visit Costa Rica?
  • Do I need travel insurance for my trip?
  • What should I pack for a trip to Costa Rica?
  • What vaccinations do I need for Costa Rica?


  • What do I need to think about on the day of departure?


  • What language do people speak in Costa Rica?
  • What is the food like in Costa Rica?
  • What aspects of Costa Rican culture do I need to take into account?


  • Is it safe to travel to Costa Rica?
  • What do I do if I have a problem?

Tips and practical information

  • What is the local currency in Costa Rica?
  • How does tipping in Costa Rica work?