A valid passport is mandatory to enter Costa Rica.
Depending on your country of origin you may enter Costa Rica without a visa. USA, Canada and most European countries have this privilege.
All visitors must have a round trip ticket as an entry requirement.
You are allowed to drive with your normal driver’s license for three months.
The water is potable in most of the country. We recommend using bottled water, especially in areas around the coast.
The Costa Rican currency is called Colon. US dollars and major credit cards are widely accepted.
All major credit cards are widely accepted. You will find ATM machined distributed throughout the country.
Costa Rican authorities require a yellow-fever vaccine certification from travelers of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leon, Sudan, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Guyana, even if you were only transiting through any one of these countries.
Among the countries listed are Latin American Countries such as Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia. This is very important to take into account. If you are coming from one of the listed countries and do not have a current vaccination certificate then you will be denied boarding on flights to Costa Rica.
The safest way to avoid complications if you are travelling to any of the countries on the list above is to get the vaccination and the proof of vaccination from your doctor before leaving home.
Outlets are 110 V, with standard US two prong plugs.
Departure tax is $29, can be paid in US Dollars, colones or with a credit card.
The Poas Volcano National Park is the only one that offers access for wheelchairs.
All you need is insect repellent, a raincoat with a hood and hiking boots.
Sales tax is 13%.
Dial 911 for immediate assistance. In addition, CRS Tours will give you a 24-hour emergency number, in the event that you encounter problems or need answers to urgent questions.
You can go to Tortuguero National Park in the Caribbean or to Las Baulas National Park in the Pacific.
We can only assist you with transportation upon your arrival to Costa Rica. Please contact your local travel agent or specific airline to arrange your international flight.
We have a lot of experience in organizing group itineraries for students and special interest groups. It will be our pleasure to accommodate your request. We are a consolidated company that works internationally with groups from countries including: United States, Great Britain, Holland, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
If you want a tailor-made vacation, we can help you plan an exciting trip. You pay no extra charges or fees for our services. We put our local knowledge to work for you and help make your Costa Rica vacation the best it can be. Call or e-mail us and get help from the experts. Just click here, and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
The packages and itineraries on this website can be modified based upon your preferences.
All members of our staff are bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English, we also speak Dutch en German.
Please mention to us that you would like a tour guide who speaks English and we will be sure to arrange one for your trip.
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Prices during the green season (May – November) are normally lower, with less visitors.
Of course you are more than welcome at our office for professional information!
Costa Rica is an ideal destination for families! There are plenty of kid friendly Activities for the enjoyment of the entire family. All of our tours and Activities are designed to be safe and educational and to have a very nice experience. Click here for family tours.
CRS Tours offers more than 1000 (!) transfer combinations throughout Costa Rica. You travel in international company and will be picked up and dropped off at the hotel. Most of the time our transfers are direct. However, sometimes a transfer is needed at a restaurant or hotel. Busses are modern and have air-conditioning. Average transfer price is around US$ 25.00 per person. Click here for transfer rates or click here for our tours with transfers. We also offer you a car and driver service, ask for our rates.
Costa Rica’s year-round climate is pleasant with naturally occurring breezes cooling down most of the coastal areas. Temperatures in the highlands and the mountains are warm by day and brisk at night giving an “eternal spring” feeling. The average annual temperatures range from 31.7°C (89°F) on the coast to 16.7°C (62°F) inland.
Costa Rica’s wet season is from May to October. As one goes from the drier Pacific coast it becomes progressively wetter, so that the Atlantic coast has the most rainfall (up to 300 days annually). San Jose’s temperature ranges from a high of 24-27 degrees C, to a low of 14-16 degrees. The hottest months are March and April. July through October are the rainiest months of the year (winter). Mornings are usually sunny followed by heavy rains in the afternoon.
CRS Tours is a Costa Rican tour operator affiliated to the ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Board), the National Chamber of Tourism (Reg. Number # 772), and ACOPROT (Asociación Costarricense de Profesionales en Turismo). We have to abide by high standards of accounting and accountability.
One reason is that our packages are all about value. We have developed close relationships with domestic flights, hotels, tour operators and rental car suppliers to obtain the best package rates, which we pass on to you. Another reason is that is easy; we take the hassle out of searching all over the web and figuring out where the best deals are, offering the highest service standards you can find in Costa Rica.
US$29 (twenty-nine US dollars). This tax applies to citizens and foreigners, minors and adults.