Costa Rica Travel Information

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Costa Rica Scene Embraced by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica has been attracting eco-tourists for decades, thanks to rich biodiversity and abundant wildlife. Here you’ll find splendid beaches that spill into sparkling blue waters, peaceful conservation areas, and outstanding adventure sports. Get in touch with ancient civilizations at the National Museum or tiptoe to the edge of a crater at Poás Volcano National Park. Surfers will dig the unparalleled conditions of the Guanacaste province.

Things to do in Costa Rica: Playa Manuel Antonio • Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary • Nature Observatorio • Dave & Dave's Costa Rica Nature Park • Tarantulas Way • Royal Butterflies • Pura Aventura • Cahuita National Park • Venado Caves • Tortuguero National Park • Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, Montezuma

Highly rated hotels in Costa Rica: Gaia Hotel & Reserve • The Springs Resort and Spa • Rancho Pacifico • Hotel Esperanza • Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection • Studio Hotel • Andaz Costa Rica Resort At Peninsula Papagayo • The Royal Corin Thermal Water Spa & Resort

Costa Rica's electricity is 120V 60Hz and uses plug types A & B
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Great Circle Distance between Heathrow and Juan Santamaria International Airport is 5,411 miles. Costa Rica's IATA airport code is SJO.

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Climate: The climate in Costa Rica is hot all year round. Temperature variations are low because the country is located near the Equator, so the main difference between the seasons is found in the rains. Most of the country is so rainy that it is covered with rainforests. On the Pacific coast and the plateau, the dry season is from December to April and the rainy season from May to November, during which rainfall is abundant. In contrast, in the eastern plains and coasts the climate is equatorial, with abundant rainfall throughout the year. The Pacific coast is slightly warmer than the Caribbean coast, especially in winter, when the north-east trade winds descend from the mountains and become hot and dry: the average daytime temperatures are around 30°C in October and November and November and can reach 35°C in March and April, before the rainy season. There is a well-defined dry season from November to April, at least in the central-northern part, while going south, the dry season becomes progressively shorter (it rains fairly often even in December and April), and in the southernmost part the climate is even equatorial, like on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. The north-central part (province of Guanacaste, canton of Puntarenas) is particularly hot from February to April; moreover, it is the least rainy area of the country, with average rainfall around 1,300/1,600 mm per year and savanna-like vegetation.

Covid-19 Data for Costa Rica

Data (updated weekly) from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases & deaths.

BA Tier Points

Class Tier Points
(One way)
Tier Points
Economy 45 90
World Traveller Plus 115 230
Business 180 360
First 270 540

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