From boho beach hangouts and invigorating surf to Caribbean cuisine and colorful local wildlife, Costa Rica is the perfect destination kick back and leave the hectic behind... Check out some of our favorite spots in Costa Rica below, and contact an STA Travel Expert for all of your Costa Rica travel needs!
Name: Costa Rican colón
The official language is Spanish. A regional dialect of Jamaican Creole English called Limonese or Mekatelyu is spoken in Limón Province on the Caribbean coast.
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Costa Rica has a tropical climate, so it has rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season runs from mid-May to the end of November, with the highest amount of rainfall between August and November. It's still good to visit the coastal and touristy areas during the early part of the low season but off the beaten track travel becomes harder. The best surfing can also be found on the Pacific coast during this time.
Dry season between December and April still sees some tropical showers but this is the peak time to travel. Book your accommodation well in advance if traveling during this time.
US citizens don't need a visa enter Costa Rica for trips less than 90 days in duration. However, US travelers must have a valid passport and a flight or bus ticket to depart Costa Rica within 90 days of arrival. Find out more information from the Costa Rica Embassy in Washington DC.