Costa Rica Travel Tips – FAQs Answered
Our frequently asked questions guide is a helpful resource to answer the most common concerns our guests have about their trip to Costa Rica. If you have any other questions though please email us or give us a call at 1-800-606-1860 and we’ll be happy to help you.
- Getting Ready for Your Trip
- Arrival and Departure
- Money and Budgeting
- Health & Safety
- Hotel Services
- Costa Rican Vacations Concierge Services
- Roads and Transportation Services
- Rental Cars
- Phone Services
- Embassies in Costa Rica
- Costa Rica Packing List
- Fishing in Costa Rica
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Do I need shots to go to Costa Rica?
If you are coming from the US or Canada, you are not required to get any vaccinations. However, we always recommend discussing any concerns with your primary care physician. The Costa Rican authorities require that all travelers coming from the following countries have a yellow fever vaccination certificate: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador as well as the Republic of Guyana.
The vaccine should be applied 10 days before entering the country. This regulation will be enforced on everyone except senior citizens, children under the age of 9 and pregnant women.