Located amid mountain ranges between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica has wonderful beaches and an eco-system unique in the world.
Guanacaste in northern Costa Rica encompasses both coastal and interior areas, arid plains, and lush forests, mountains, golden beaches and estuaries teeming with life. Some of the largest and most beautiful nature reserves are located here, as well as many fine beachfront resorts offering fishing, scuba diving, windsurfing and golf.
The active Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs are a short drive from the coast. The bustle of the capital, San Jose, is only a three-hour drive along the highway.
Half of the population lives in San Jose, which offers an interesting selection of museums, shops and restaurants. In addition to San Jose, Southern Costa Rica also offers the popular beach destination of Jaco Beach/Puntarenas areas with family-oriented hotels, excellent beaches and a choice of activities including horseback riding, surfing and golf.
Costa Rica has something for beach lovers and nature lovers alike!
Travel Documents Needed
When travelling outside of your home country you should always have a valid passport.
Passport must be valid for six months beyond the intended stay for entry to Costa Rica and have a return-ticket or an onward-travel ticket.
Always check with your travel agent regarding current entry requirements.
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