Things to Note
“Familiarizing yourself with the following information will help ensure that your vacation to Costa Rica is nothing short of spectacular.“
Northern Guanacaste has the shortest rainy season in the country and essentially enjoys two seasons — both colorful. If you visit between May and October, you will be immersed in a dense green jungle with temperatures between 79 and 89 degrees Fahrenheit. Or if you visit between November and April, you will experience warm golden tones and a dry comfortable heat between 89 and 96 degrees Fahrenheit. Beautiful and aromatic flowers are a true sight to see during February and March.
We recommended flying into the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in Liberia (LIR) for the easiest commute (less than 1 hour). If you are flying domestic, there is also the Tamarindo Airport which is approximately 40 minutes from Playa Flamingo.
Visitors from all countries will be issued a 90-day visa upon arrival but you must have proof of an exit ticket. Passports must be valid for at least six months after the day of entry.
The local currency is the Costa Rican Colón (CRC) and while exchange rates vary from time to time, visitors can estimate roughly 500-650 colones to USD$1. Colones and US dollars are used interchangeably throughout Costa Rica but it is advised to pay with a credit card or in the currency listed to ensure accurate conversion.
VISA and MasterCard are the most widely accepted credit cards in Costa Rica. AMEX is also accepted but primarily at major retailers, hotels and grocery stores. It is recommended that you bring a credit card that does not charge foreign transaction fees.
The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish but English is widely spoken and understood.