COSTA RICA

Costa Rica is a beautiful country located in Central America, known for its stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and diverse wildlife. Visitors to Costa Rica can explore its many national parks and protected areas, go on thrilling eco-adventures like zip-lining and white-water rafting, and relax on its pristine beaches. With its friendly locals, delicious cuisine, and commitment to sustainability, Costa Rica is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

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Arenal

Arenal is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Located in Costa Rica, Arenal is known for its stunning volcano, lush rainforests, and hot springs. Visitors can hike through the national park surrounding the volcano, go zip-lining through the canopy, or relax in the natural hot springs. With its diverse wildlife and breathtaking scenery, Arenal offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers of all ages.

Monteverde

Monteverde is a beautiful cloud forest located in Costa Rica, known for its incredible biodiversity and stunning natural landscapes. Visitors can explore the lush greenery, spot exotic wildlife, and experience the unique ecosystem of the cloud forest. With its cool climate and peaceful atmosphere, Monteverde is the perfect destination for nature lovers and those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

San José

San José, the vibrant capital city of Costa Rica, is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a mix of culture, history, and natural beauty. From exploring the bustling markets and museums to hiking in the nearby rainforests and volcanoes, there is something for everyone in San José. Don't miss the opportunity to taste the delicious local cuisine and immerse yourself in the friendly atmosphere of this charming city.

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At Itaca Tours, we offer additional services to elevate your travel experience to the next level. We have partnered with various companies to ensure you have everything yo need for a seamless and enjoyable trip. 

First, you can request a SIM Card through Drimsim, ensuring you have internet and phone service wherever you go. This way, you stay connected with your loved ones and have access to maps, guides, and other essential travel information.

Additionally, thanks of our partner Ekta, we offer travel insurance options for your peace of mind.

Lastly, we have partnered with Radical Storage to provide secure luggage storage services. You can leave your bags in a safe location while you explore new destinations, free from the hassle of carrying your belongings around.

With these services, we aim to make your travel experience as convenient and worry-free as possible.

Tips to travel

Traveling to Costa Rica offers a rich tapestry of biodiversity, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your trip:

Visa Requirements: Check if you need a visa to enter Costa Rica based on your nationality and the purpose of your visit. Many visitors, including those from the United States, Canada, and the European Union, can enter Costa Rica visa-free for stays of up to 90 days.

Best Time to Visit: Costa Rica has a tropical climate, with two distinct seasons: the dry season (December to April) and the rainy season (May to November). The dry season is popular for outdoor activities and wildlife viewing, while the rainy season offers lush landscapes and fewer tourists.

Transportation: Costa Rica has an extensive transportation network, including buses, shuttles, rental cars, and domestic flights. Public buses are an affordable option for traveling between cities, while shuttles and rental cars offer more flexibility for exploring remote areas.

Language: Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica, but English is widely spoken, especially in tourist areas, hotels, and restaurants. Learning a few basic phrases in Spanish can enhance your travel experience and help you connect with locals.

Currency and Payments: Costa Rica uses the Costa Rican Colón (CRC) as its currency, but US dollars are widely accepted, especially in tourist areas. Credit and debit cards are also commonly used, but it's advisable to carry some cash for smaller purchases and in remote areas.

Outdoor Activities: Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers, offering activities such as hiking, zip-lining, surfing, snorkeling, and wildlife watching. Explore national parks like Manuel Antonio, Tortuguero, and Arenal Volcano for diverse ecosystems and abundant wildlife.

Ecotourism: Costa Rica is known for its commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable tourism. Support eco-friendly accommodations, tours, and activities that prioritize environmental protection and community engagement.

Cuisine: Sample Costa Rican cuisine, which includes dishes like gallo pinto (rice and beans), casado (a traditional meal with rice, beans, plantains, salad, and a choice of meat), ceviche, and empanadas. Try local specialties at sodas (small family-run restaurants) and farmers' markets.

Safety: Costa Rica is generally a safe destination for travelers, but exercise caution, especially in urban areas where petty theft can occur. Be mindful of your belongings and avoid isolated areas, particularly at night.

Health Precautions: Take precautions against mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever and Zika virus by using insect repellent and wearing long sleeves and pants. Drink bottled or purified water and be cautious when consuming food from street vendors.

By keeping these tips in mind, you can have an unforgettable experience exploring the natural beauty and culture of Costa Rica.

Travel Advisories

The U.S. Department of State has four Travel Advisory Levels: Level 1 - Exercise normal precautions; Level 2 - Exercise increased caution; Level 3 - Reconsider travel; Level 4 - Do not travel

Level 2 - Exercise increased caution when traveling to Costa Rica. 

Country Summary: Exercise increased caution in Costa Ricadue to crime. While petty crime is the predominant threat for tourists in Costa Rica, violent crime, including armed robbery, homicide and sexual assault, occurs in Costa Rica. The Costa Rican government provides additional security resources in areas frequented by tourists.

It's advisable to consult your country's official travel advisory website, for the most up-to-date information and specific travel advisories related to this country. Additionally, register your travel plans with your embassy or consulate for assistance in case of emergencies.

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