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Do you need travel insurance for a Costa Rica vacation? It is a question we receive now and then, and the only one possible answer we can be is: Yes! You should get travel insurance for a Costa Rica vacation… as you should always do when you are traveling abroad.

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica vacation is essential for many reasons; we are listing here 14 things you want to cover in your Costa Rica vacation.

  1. Peace of mind in the best time of the year: Your vacation.

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation

 

Traveling is always unpredictable, especially when you are getting into an exciting vacation filled with adventures and wilderness. Your travel insurance for a Costa Rica vacation will give you, above all, peace of mind.

  1. If your Costa Rica vacation gets canceled.

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation Trip cancellation

It happens, and there is little anyone can do to help it!

Someone gets sick; a work issue comes up, an accident forces you to stay at home or, there is a blizzard for many days, and you must cancel and stay for a little longer in the cold of winter.

With trip cancellation coverage, you’ll be capable of redeeming your out-of-pocket costs for the penalties and re-schedule your longed holiday.

  1. Your flight is canceled

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation flight cancellation

Blizzards, hurricanes, volcano eruption or a simple strike and there is just no way to arrive in Costa Rica -or leave it- on the dates you planned.

Ask also for trip interruption coverage; you’ll have the funds to reimburse the amount of a new flight or to stay in a convenient hotel.


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  1. You lost your connection

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation lost connections

Anyone who has traveled a little knows the stress of connections and getting on time. Especially if, for any reason the flight timing is close.

Check that your travel insurance for a Costa Rica vacation has missed connection coverage, you will be able to take another flight to make it on time to get to your activities in the rainforest without any problem.

  1. Something happens in Costa Rica

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation lost connection Weather problems

It happens, now and then that a volcano has a big eruption and the airport closes due to the ash fall. Or it is rainy, or foggy, and airports close.

Ask in your travel insurance for a Costa Rica vacation to have protection from weather situations; you’ll be able to recuperate your pre-paid costs. Moreover, we will help you re-schedule.

  1. You get injured or sick on your trip

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation accidents

Costa Rica is known to be THE place for nature, adventure and leisure and rest.  However, well! Adventure is risky, never mind how many cautions the operator takes

Check that your insurance has travel medical coverage so that if something happens, you won’t be paying a large medical bill. You’ll also have support services –  in your language – to find a proper medical facility and provide transportation.

Of course, we are at your back and call, but it is quite essential to have communication in these cases, with the insurance company for assistance.

  1. Your baggage is delayed or lost

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation Lost luggage

Very few things are more disappointing than not getting your luggage for your vacation. You will be enjoying but not enjoyed, as if you had a splinter on your toe.

Not only some insurance companies will support you in finding your bags, but you will also be reimbursed for all expenses you may have in buying what’s necessary.

Make your insurance to cover lost, stolen, or damaged baggage, you’ll be refunded for personal items and clothes. (Even your suitcase can be replaced in some cases, find out!)


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  1. Your passport is lost

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation Lost Passport

It happens! Even though travelers are warned all over the World to leave their passports in their hotel room safe, it may occur when moving from one hotel to the next or… anything!

Check that your insurance has coverage for lost passports so that you can have support in speeding up renewing and paying for a fresh passport.

  1. You need an emergency medical evacuation

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation Emergency Evacuation

 

In Costa Rica, you may find some remote yet amazing areas like Corcovado, Tortuguero or the indigenous communities in the South Caribbean.

A bug stings and a sudden unexpected allergy comes up, and you need fast medical attention.

Please have in your travel insurance medical evacuation coverage, so that you can have safe transportation to a medical facility (Helicopter flights are quite expensive but indispensable in some cases)

  1. Dental Emergencies

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation Dental issues

When traveling, you have just as much risk of breaking a tooth in a bad fall as you do at your house.  And dental care in Costa Rica is excellent. Would you spend your whole vacation with that sensation?

Ask for dental emergencies’ coverage. You can trust the professional quality of Costa Rican dentists.

 

  1. Protection for Your Frequent Flyer Points

One of the reasons why travel insurance is great for frequent flyers is to preserve your points.

If you’ve paid for a portion or all of your flights with points, and aren’t able to retrieve them, travel insurance can repay you for them.

 

  1. Stress-free Stays

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation air miles

If you’re sick, hurt or an accident happens keeping you in Costa Rica,  ask for coverage on that, so travel insurance may be able to pay you for any emergency accommodation until you’re ready to fly.

  1. Stress-free Car Hire

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation car coverage

If you rent a car and you are involved in an accident, you’ll frequently have to pay surplus even if it wasn’t your responsibility.

Your collision, even if it was insignificant, may end up taking you more than you thought and could overthrow your awaited holiday.

Find the coverage for renting cars if you are planning to drive in Costa Rica

 

  1. Coverage for the Whole Family

Travel insurance for a Costa Rica Vacation family vacations

A purpose why travel insurance is frequently regarded as essential for a family vacation to Costa Rica is because when you come to Costa Rica, you want all your family covered. Check that your travel insurance offers this if your holiday is with the family.

 

As you travel with Mapache Tours you will have full support during your trip with a 24/ emergency number and a group of experts at your back and call. However, insurance covers the costs of an unexpected issue so consider it indispensable for your vacation


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