PURA VIDA!

  • Starting at $3,499

    Costa Rica Pure Life

    In 9 days enjoy the beautiful Costa Rica, a country with an immense natural beauty starting at beaches on the Caribbean coast and stretching to the Pacific Ocean, over volcanic mountains and dense forests.

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Overview Costa Rica

  • ¡Pura Vida! means Pure life! Not just a greeting in Costa Rica but a way of life. Costa Rica is for trekkers with an adventurous heart. Seize it all with jungles, cloud forests, volcanoes, beaches, rainforests, and an abundant wildlife.

    Costa Rica is a paradise for explorations and laidback vacations. It's often regarded as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, making it a perfect place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

    Picture this…howler monkeys, sloths, and iguanas; zip lines, white-water rafting, biking, hiking, and scuba diving; hammocks and sun sets. Embrace the pure life in Costa Rica!

Fun Facts

    • Costa Rica contains 5% of the world's biodiversity with its territory taking only 0.03% of the world’s land.
    • There are over 500,00 species of wildlife. Of the 500,000 species, 900 are birds and 50 of them are hummingbirds.
    • Costa Rica has access to the Caribbean and the Pacific in a few hours of distance in between. You can watch the sun rise and sun set from each coast in one day.
    • Nicoya is a Blue Zone where many of the locals can expect to live to at least 90 years of age.
    • It generates most of its energy using five renewable sources: wind, solar, biomass, hydropower, and geothermal energy.
    • It has 5 active volcanoes and a total of 200 volcanic formations.
    • It is categorized as one the happies countries in the world.

FAQ

Find the most frequently asked questions below.

The official currency of Costa Rica is the Colon. US dollars are widely accepted in Costa Rica, so please bring smaller bills like $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills. The bills will need to be in good condition as they will not be accepted if they are ripped or torn.  The larger the bill, the more perfect it needs to be.  Bills larger than $20 are difficult and might have to be changed at a bank.  You will most likely receive your change in the local currency: colones. The exchange rate between the dollar (USD) and the colon is always fluctuating.

The standard voltage and frequency used in Costa Rica is 120 V and 60 Hz. Travelers from Canada, the US, other South American countries, and typically countries with a standard voltage between 110 V – 127 V can use electric appliances in Costa Rica without a voltage converter.

There are two tropical seasons in Costa Rica: dry season and green season. December through April is the dry season. May through November is the green season. The dry season is also the high season as many snow birds make their escape to the tropics, and there is less rainfall. The green season typically experiences sunny mornings and afternoon rain showers. The coasts are generally warmer, and the highlands are generally cooler. As you move south along the Pacific coast, humidity levels rise. The Caribbean Coast is generally hot, humid, and rainy year-round, with a short break in September and October. 

Costa Rica observes Central Standard Time all year. There are no Daylight-Saving Time clock changes. 

Generally, citizens of the United States, Canada and the European Union countries do not require a visa application to enter Costa Rica since they will automatically be given a tourist visa at the immigration point of entry. With a valid passport these nationalities can enter Costa Rica and remain in the country for up to a maximum of 90 days.

Costa Rica is the safest country in Central America; therefore, it's a perfect travel destination for first-time visitors to this region and even families with kids.

It's always good to remember, though, that even Costa Rica has its problems, especially with drug dealing and immigration, and you as a tourist will always stand out. Therefore, we always advise using your common sense. Fortunately (if you can say that), most of the crime in Costa Rica against tourists is non-violent, but it still happens from time to time.

The most dangerous places in Costa Rica are in San Jose, and you should really avoid some of its neighborhoods.

Don't flash valuables when walking on the streets, and keep your phone or camera in your backpack when not using it. We believe it's better to leave your jewelry at home; you won't need it there.

Avoid isolated places and always know where you are going, and this is not only in San Jose but other towns as well.

As travel advisories are always subject to change, please refer to any travel advisories issued by your own country's authorities.

Recommended

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Typhoid

Rabies (only for people working directly with wildlife)

Required

Polio

Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)

TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis)

Chickenpox 

Flu Shot

Yellow Fever (Required if traveling from a country with risk of YF virus transmission and 9 months of age.)

No, you don't need a COVID vaccination certificate to enter Costa Rica.

Accepted vaccines are AstraZeneca, Janssen, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinovac, Sinopharm, Covaxin.

You are considered vaccinated if all doses of a vaccine against SARS-Cov-2 have been administered for at least two weeks before traveling.

The chikungunya mosquito is present in Costa Rica, so please use insect repellent and/or cover your skin when going outside.

 Malaria Fever can be a risk in Costa Rica ask your doctor to prescribe an antimalarial medication before the journey.

As of April 1, 2022 the insurance requirement and all other Covid related entry and travel restrictions for Costa Rica have been eliminated.

No testing required

No vaccination required

No “pase de salud” electronic health pass required

No travel insurance required

No QR codes required

Though travel insurance is not required, it is recommended in the event you have to cancel your departure due to illness, loss of employment or in the event you miss your connecting flight which causes you to miss your departure. Please read the fine print in your policy. What you assume is covered may not be.

For any further questions and doubts please don't hesitate to ask your guide, or to contact us at any time.