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COSTA RICA – IMPORTANT INFORMATION

YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION

Costa Rica does not have YELLOW FEVER, Therefore, people coming from the following countries must get vaccinated against yellow fever at least 15 days prior to their trip: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, as well as the Department of French Guiana. Upon entry into Costa Rica, you will be asked to present your yellow fever vaccination certificate.

VISA

Depending on your nationality, you may be allowed to enter without a visa. This includes bearers of passports from the United States of America, Canada, and most European countries.

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DEPARTURE TAX

The departure tax is equivalent to US$29, payable in cash in US dollars or colones, or credit card. Since June 2015, most airlines already include this tax in their airline tickets. Please check with your airline.

Tours

We have a series of the best tours so you can enjoy our country

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THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE
TRAVELLING TO COSTA RICA

DRINKING WATER

Tap water is potable almost everywhere in the country. However, we recommend purchasing bottled water, especially in coastal areas.

CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARDS

The Costa Rican currency is called the Colón. US dollars and credit cards are widely accepted in most of the country. Top credit cards are accepted, and ATMs are located throughout the country.

POWER ADAPTERS

Our electrical system is 110 volts, with standard 2-prong plugs.

CLIMATOLOGY

To better prepare for our weather conditions during your stay in our country, we suggest you visit the Costa Rican National Weather Institute website at the following link:

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Congress Venue Hotel
HOTEL REAL INTERCONTINENTAL

This high-level hotel is located across from the Multiplaza Escazú Shopping Center, just 10 minutes from the National Stadium and 90 minutes from beautiful beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Classy rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and upscale bedding. Club rooms have iPod docking stations, and access to the lounge with complimentary breakfast, appetizers and beverages. Suites have living rooms. The hotel has 4 restaurants, including a sushi bar and an Italian restaurant, plus a laid-back lobby bar. There is also an outdoor pool, peaceful gardens and 13 meeting rooms, as well as a sophisticated spa with sauna, steam bath and gym.

Double or Single Room
USD169,00 + 13% IVA

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ALTERNATE HOTEL
HOTEL QUALITY REAL SAN JOSÉ

This hotel is in a commercial and business area, right off Highway 27, just 10 km for the Juan Santamaría International Airport and 12 km from the National Stadium. Rooms are functional, with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV and desk. Suites include a living room with sofa-bed, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and tea kettle. Breakfast and parking are complimentary. Also for your enjoyment is an informal restaurant, outdoor pool with sun loungers, gym, and a business center.

Double or Single Room
USD79,00 + 13% IVA

Includes transportation to the venue hotel in the mornings and afternoons.

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