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The main airport is Juan Santamaria International Airport, 20 minutes from San José.
Other important airports are:
Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, in Liberia, Guanacaste.
Tobias Bolaños Airport in Pavas, San José.
There are landing fields in: Limon, Tortuguero, La Fortuna, Tamarindo, Samara, Tambor, Quepos, Palmar North, Golfito and San Vito.
Highways and roads
The main artery is the Interamerican Highway, which connects the two borders from Peñas Blancas all the way to Paso Canoas.
The Tortuguero canals and Barra del Colorado, in the northern Caribbean
The Sarapiqui river, in the northern zone
The Matina river, in the central Caribbean
Part of the San Juan river, on the border with Nicaragua
The Cold river and the Caño Negro lagoon.
Climate & Weather
Costa Rica is a tropical destination. Its look and landscape changes throughout the year, and the country is in a constant state of renewal. Accordingly, any time of the year is a great time to visit. Tailor your trip to your interests, and your experience in Costa Rica will be fulfilling beyond imagination.
The Costa Rican landscape is one of great variety, filled with lush vegetation and stunning displays of flora. With jungles, beaches and a wide array of terrain and climate zones, Costa Rica is a playground for the adventurous. Whether it’s rafting, hiking, wildlife viewing or just relaxing on the beach, everything under the sun is available to you.
No matter the season or region, there is always something exciting to discover or uncover. For those willing to go off the beaten path in Costa Rica, the rewards are endless.
- 01/05/2018, Worker´s Day
- 25/07/2018, Guanacaste´s Anexation
- 02/08/2018, Virgen de Los Angeles Day
- 15/09/2018, Independence Day
- 12/10/2018, Culture Day
- 25/12/2018, Christmas
January 1st / April 11th / May 1st, July 25th / August 2nd / August 15th / September 15th / October 12th / December 25th.
Specialty restaurants, theatres and sites of cultural and historical importance will turn your event into an occasion to remember. Envision a gala affair at the Children’s Museum, location of a former penitentiary. Enjoy a private Costa Rican-style rodeo, dinner and folk dance performance in a traditional setting. Savour a tropical dinner cruise to a secluded island or a sunset dinner in an amphitheatre.
Alternative settings can be found at a variety of locations: a butterfly farm, a colonial village, a coffee plantation or a typical, old-fashioned Costa Rican restaurant. Both private and prestigious clubs, such as the Club Union and the Costa Rica Country Club, are available along with the National Museum, Gold Museum and the National Art Museum. Lecture halls and auditoria at Costa Rican universities and meeting rooms within professional Costa Rican associations are also available for breakout sessions away from your hotel.
Your country of origin determines the number of days available to stay in Costa Rica as a tourist.
In some cases, you may be asked to demonstrate economic solvency for your stay in the country.
Even with a 90-day tourist visa, the duration of your stay is determined by your passport.
There are different transportation options including bus terminals, hire cars and taxis in San José and most of the main cities. For further information on the bus network:
Corporate Social Responsibility
Aiming to be the first carbon neutral country in the world by 2021, sustainable practices are observed in every region of the country, across all industries, adopted by all citizens and embraced by visitors. From local Costa Rican cuisine to artisan crafts to traditional customs and celebrations, sustainability is embedded deeply in the culture and traditions of Costa Rica.
The Costa Rica Toursim Board (ICT) developed the Sustainability Certification program (CST) for tourist enterprises in order to categorise and distinguish those Costa Rican companies that demonstrate sustainability within their operations, with respect to the management of natural, cultural and social resources.
In Costa Rica you will find plenty of exhilarating activities available in the greenest habitat and surrounded by exotic wildlife. A paradise for those looking for something different, a visit to Costa Rica provides a new life experience for all. In Costa Rica visitors will find everything they are looking for: adventure, sun, beaches, forest, wildlife and wellness, and much more.
The best way to begin planning an unforgettable event is to get first-hand information about the different certified activities and hotels available in the country. All the activities found in this section have gone through exhaustive verification for quality and safety - to ensure our visitors will find the best of the best, in every area of the country.