Costa Rica Outdoors

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I book the trip online?

Absolutely! You can either purchase one of our exciting pre-planned itineraries or you can give us your travel dates and specific activity requests online and we will help you finalize your plans by email and phone. Unlike the US, many of the hotels here are not yet providing real time bookings online but we can quickly confirm your reservations for you within a few hours.

Can you help me plan the trip?

Our agents all have extensive experience in planning Costa Rica vacations and are expertly qualified to help you create the perfect Costa Rica getaway for every occasion. We can help you plan for groups, weddings, honeymoons, fishing trips, outdoor adventures and just about any other travel specialty you desire. Our combined 40 years of experience in Costa Rica, along with an emphasis on personal, punctual service makes us the most reliable and honest option available. Just give us a call!

When is the best time to travel?

The best time of year to visit Costa Rica depends a lot on what you want to do while you're here. Our busiest time of year is the dry-season that typically lasts from December through April or May. The advantage of traveling during these months is that the weather is spectacular: the disadvantage is higher prices and more travelers. Travel in the rainy season (roughly June or July through November) means lower prices and fewer people but a primarily wet climate in most parts of the country. Another point: Caribbean turtle nesting season runs from June through September in Tortuguero National Park.

What do you recommend we bring for a Costa Rica Outdoors Experience?

What are the entry requirements?

All American visitors are required to have a passport valid for at least six months beyond the dates of the trip. In addition, travelers from the following countries are allowed to stay for up to 90 days without a visa: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Japan, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, United States and all European countries except from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Czech Republics, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia.

Is driving a good idea?

Many people love driving and touring the country at their own pace. Car rentals are available from most major companies prevalent in the States. To rent you must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license and a major credit card. Gasoline is available at stations throughout Costa Rica, though the price per gallon currently hovers around $4.50. Auto insurance is a MUST, as highways here are mainly two-way, in less-than-ideal condition and traffic laws are considered optional at best. If you are involved in a traffic accident: Do not loose your temper, do not leave the scene of the accident, do not move the car, cooperate with the legal authorities, do not sign any agreements nor accept any liability, and contact your rental car company immediately.