Visit Costa Rica – Introduction
Costa Rica is one of the principal countries in Central America. Nicaragua is to its north and Panama is to the south. The official language is Spanish, however Mekatelyu and Bribri are spoken too. Costa Rica split from Spain in 1821 and implemented a democratic constitution in 1949. The country is a bit unusual in that most of the people who live there are Caucasian. About 5 million people live there. The currency used is the Colon. San Jose is the capital and the largest city in Costa Rica.
Best Time to Visit Costa Rica
Temperatures in Costa Rica are remarkably consistent year round. Expect highs of 27 C (81 F) and lows of 18 C (64 F) regardless of the month. Rainfall can heavy in almost every month of the year, but there is a dry season on the Pacific Coast in the winter months. There are two short dry seasons on the Atlantic Coast in spring and fall. For the Pacific Coast, we think January and February are the best time of year to visit Costa Rica. For the Atlantic Coast, September is a better choice.
Costa Rica – Visa Requirements
Most visitors will find there is no visa requirement when they visit Costa Rica. Travel visas for 90 day visits are not required for citizens of North America, Australia and western Europe. Check your specific country at VisaHQ. For a list of exempt countries, visit Project Visa. You won’t need anything other than your passport if you visit Costa Rica by cruise ship.
Electrical Adapters for Costa Rica
Costa Rica uses standard North American plugs, so visitors from the United States won’t need an electrical adapter.