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Last Updated: Dec 2nd, 2020

Costa Rica now welcomes travelers from any country in the world, following specific protocols, listed on our entry requirements page.

Costa Rica to Allow One-Year Tourist Visa for Remote Workers

In the hopes to promote Costa Rica as a digital nomad-friendly destination, executive branch of Costa Rican government moved forward with a bill that will allow one-year stay for remote workers.

If you’re holding a job that allows remote work, this is a perfect chance to test out the life abroad and see if the Pura Vida lifestyle is perfect match for you!

With warm weather year-round, abundance of outdoor adventures, open-air restaurants and even lodging, as well as low volume of traffic to the country, Costa Rica is an ideal place to escape the craziness and cold of the 2021 winter.

Up to 50% OFF Short and Long Term Rentals

Seeing the recent shift in demand for visits longer than a seven-nights stay, we went ahead an negotiated for you amazing discounts for your extended vacation, or remote work gig in Costa Rica. More details here.

Deals for Festive Season & Winter Months Still Available

Our latest package deals could save you hundreds of dollars on your next vacation. With all that savings, there has never been a better time to travel to Costa Rica!

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Combined with the flights at more than 50% of their usual cost during the holiday season or 2021 winter, you will:

– Enjoy a memorable, relaxing, and FUN experience (important!)
– Experience far less crowds than usual when traveling to, from, and around Costa Rica
Save 10-30% off a regular package price (in USD, that would be $650  to $2,832 in savings!)
– Score some extras
– Have our undivided attention: 24/7 concierge line, VIP Airport ‘Meet & Greet’ Service and more!

Book now for the best Costa Rica deal available this season!

Best Christmas Flight Deals

Here Are the Current Deals for 7-Night Round Trip to SJO from….


Boston $353 one stop, with Spirit Dec 21
Newark $412 direct, with United Dec 20
New York $360 direct, with JetBlue Dec 22
Philadelphia $263 one stop, with Spirit, Dec 19

Google Flights: Xmas deal from New York to SJO: $286

South East:

Atlanta $406, direct, with Delta Dec 22
Charlotte $244 with Spirit Dec 21

Fort Lauderdale $274, direct, with Spirit Dec 22
Miami $372 with America, direct, Dec 21
Orlando $333 direct, with JetBlue Dec 23


Dallas $546  direct, with American Dec 23
Houston $586 direct, with United Dec 26


Chicago $476 one stop, with Spirit Dec 24
Detroit $351 with Spirit Dec 21
Minneapolis $375
with Spirit Dec 19


Denver $350 with United Dec 21
Las Vegas $401 with Delta Dec 21
Los Angeles $370 direct, with Alaska Dec 23
Phoenix $597 with Delta Dec 21
San Francisco $436 one stop, with AA Dec 22
Seattle $505 with American Dec 18

Find your own:

Google Flights: Pricing for LAX to SJO on Dec 23

Read on Who Is Flying to Costa Rica Here (updated weekly).

Introducing Shay Tippie: Your Travel Consultant & Real-Estate

I’ve always loved traveling, speaking Spanish, and had a strong desire to live abroad and work internationally. I’ve been fortunate enough to live in Costa Rica for 13 years and have fallen in love with the nature, spectacular scenery, the peaceful lifestyle and Pura Vida way of life. Shay’s top Costa Rica travel tip:

✔️ Learn a few words of Spanish and practice with the locals! Costa Ricans are so warm and friendly and love it when you give Spanish a try. ✔️

Shay Tippie, Costa Rica Travel Planner

Click here to learn more about Shay and check out her rave reviews

‘Let’s Talk Tourism’ Podcast by Casey Halloran

– What are the unique challenges of property management side of hospitality?
– As a Latino expat, what makes Costa Rica tourism so unique?
– What is Pura Vida?

Casey covers all these topics, and more, in another episode of Let’s Talk Tourism podcast–a 30-min talk with Joaquin Rodriguez, Partner at Stay in Costa Rica, property management company running Los Suenos Resort and Marina community.


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Other Important Notices for Travelers to Costa Rica

– Private flights, yachts and sailboats are welcome as well

– Once you’re in Costa Rica, what is actually open?

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