Facts for Visitors
Republic of Costa Rica
7 provinces (provinces, singular - provincia); Alajuela, Cartago,
Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas, San Jose
The Costa Rica currency is the colón plural colones. At present
$1.00 U.S. dollar is equivalent to C.450.00 colones.
Disputes - international:
transshipment country for cocaine and heroin from South America;
illicit production of cannabis on small, scattered plots; domestic
cocaine consumption has risen
Visa requirements for Costa Rica change rapidly so check with your
consulate before leaving.
Currently citizens of the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Israel,
Japan, Panama, Romania, South Korea, Uruguay, the UK, France and
most other Western European countries do not need a visa for a 90-day
Citizens of Australia, Ireland, Iceland, India, Mexico, New Zealand,
Russia, South Africa, Vatican City and most of Eastern Europe and
Latin America can stay 30 days without a visa.
If you do need a visa, it will cost approximately US$20 from a
Costa Rican consulate.
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to Say, House for Rent in the Beautiful Tropical Paradise, Puerto
Viejo de Talamanca, Puerto Viejo de Limon, Costa Rica
Low risk of Dengue fever, Malaria, Cholera and Hepatitis. No vaccination
GMT/UTC minus 6 hours
110V, 60 Hz
Weights & measures:
Sweater or jacket for cool weather, depending on the places to visit,
Raingear, Tennis shoes or hiking boots, At least a pair of slacks
or pants, Binoculars, Mosquito repellent, Sun screen, Flashlight
Alarm clock, Bathing suit, Camera and enough film.