Costa Rica is special. With a population of just over 4 million, a life expectancy of 78 years , literacy rates of 97% , a protected territory of over 27% , a democracy without military enduring what has allowed twice be considered the happiest country in the world . The Costa Rican polite in their dealings and always willing to help visitors with directions but do not know where it is or understand the language. Most of the population is concentrated in the Central Valley where most populous cities are , Heredia , Alajuela , Cartago and San José , the capital, where activity is concentrated government, business and culture. The rest of the country is to enjoy its forests , rivers , volcanoes and beaches !
General Information About CR
Daylight hours are from 5:30 am to 6:00 p.m. with minimal variations throughout the year.
Road conditions vary throughout the country. Tropical climates and mountainous terrain make it difficult to maintain the roads in optimal conditions. Road signage is also subpar. The average travel speed, outside of the main highways, is 60 kph (37 mph) and it is recommended to only drive during the day, because if the narrow, windy roads and minimal signage.
Although the entire country is located in the tropics, the different altitudes determine a ample variety of climates and microclimates. Temperatures average between 23˚C – 26C (73 – 80 ˚F).
From December to April precipitation decreases, known as the dry season. From May to November Costa Rica experiences the rainy season with considerable amounts pf precipitation.
Local Currency and Money Matters
The official currency of Costa Rica is the colon. Its value fluctuates with respect to the US dollar between 570 and 590 colons per dollar. It is advisable to bring US dollars as opposed to Euros as on some banks accept euros, but US dollars are widely accepted. Most businesses Will also accept US dollars, giving change in local currency. ATMs are common in Costa Rica; however, it is good to carry cash in small bills. $100 bills are not accepted in most places, due to a fear of counterfeiting. Most businesses also accept credit and debit cards.
Don’t forget to pack
A small backpack or knapsack for day tours or overnight tours, flashlight, sandals or water shoes, binoculars to observe animals, insect repellent, sunscreen, poncho, umbrella, water and resistant shoes. Electric current in Costa Rica is the same as that of the United States - 110 volts A/C, though all electronic chargers now permit 110 and 220 volts. The outlets are generally with 2 flat entrances or with the third, round entrance below. Travelers from Europe will need an adaptor. Of course, do not forget your camera for your trip.
When to visit Costa Rica?
Any time is a good time to visit Costa Rica, so visit whenever is best for your schedule. Almost all the hotels and infrastructure operate year-round.
The rainy season in Costa Rica is generally characterized by sunny mornings and rain in the afternoons. However, the tropical climate of Costa Rica and the varied terrain create unpredictable climates all year.
The high season for tourism is during the dry season, and hotel prices increase during this time. For the weeks of Christmas/New Years and Easter, prices are raised even further, for Peak season. Holidays attract a large number of international visitors as well as Costa Rican travelers. Locals usually visit the beaches and mountains. The roads, hotels, and restaurants in these areas, therefore, have an even higher visitation rate.
Visiting in Family
Without a doubt, Costa Rica is one of the most exciting destinations to visit as a family.
You can enjoy a wide variety of unique experience is a short period of time. Some of the most popular activities include wildlife observation, rainforest and cloud forest hikes, nature and adventure tours like ziplining, whitewater rafting, ecological tours to learn about the symbiosis of plants, visiting butterfly gardens, or participating in conservation tours to protect our natural resources.
For a young biologist or an aspiring photographer, Costa Rica is a safe and exciting place to explore. For families who want to satisfy the curiosity of their children, you can include a naturalist guide during your excursions, or during your entire trip. Of course, you can also enjoy quality family time at a beach hotel with plenty of time for rest and relaxation.
The jungle conservations and protection of the natural resources do not limit the ability to enjoy a luxury vacation.
In Costa Rica, you can observe the impressive flora and fauna in each of the different ecosystems of the country and then return to rest in luxury accommodations with all the comforts of home. Although some of the most remote locations have limitations such as electricity, there are many Lodges immersed in the natural environment to alter the environment as little as possible, with high standards of service and comfort, that leave nothing to envy a city hotel.
Private nature experiences with specialized guides with ample knowledge of the surrounding biodiversity are the ideal way to discover the amazing natural surroundings in style and luxury.
Costa Rica is home to impressive natural occurrences should be experienced at least once in your lifetime. For example, green turtle nesting on the Caribbean coast from July to October, where every night these reptiles risk their lives to lay their eggs on the beach; and whale-watching, where you can observe humpback whales and their babies off the south Pacific beaches in February and March, and again from July through September. If you love birds, you won’t want to miss the migration of thousands of birds in September, as they fly south through what appears to be a highway in the sky located in the Caribbean corridor between the Talamanca mountain range and the Caribbean Sea. More than 900 different species delight ornithologists.
How to book?
1 - Fill in the form at the end of this page
2 - Our team will receive the information which will be processed in less than 24 hours to inform you of the availability.
3- If everything is in order we can process your reservation together with the payment request that we made by mail.
4. Once processed the payment we will proceed to send you your confirmation as well as the necessary information for your trip in Costa Rica.
What payment method are available?
We accept VISA, MasterCard and PayPal, whether you make your purchase online or with custom trip.
Can I cancel my booking?
The cancellation policy is 31 days before the travel date for scheduled trips in high and low season, also applies 120 days before for reservations during the Christmas season, New Year and Easter.