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Costa Rica Travel Guide

Important and useful things that you need to know before starting your journey to Costa Rica.

Driving

Cattle herd blocks traffic on a Costa Rica road.

Before driving in Costa Rica, you need to be aware of the laws and perils before you get behind the wheel.  Not doing so could be costly.  Learn more.


Weather

Lightning bolt strikes a few hundred yard away.

The topography of Costa Rica varies so much that you will most likely be able to find the perfect place to live or visit.  However, the weather here can be extreme and catch you off guard if you are not prepared.  Learn more.


Money

Sample of the different types of Costa Rica bills and coins.

Costa Rica has the most beautiful money that I have ever seen plus you can still use the US dollar.  However, banking here is a completely different experience.  Learn what to expect.  Learn more.


Roads

Miles of trucks backed up waiting for inspection and entry into Nicaragua.

Costa Rica's road vary from a 4 lane divided highway to dirt and mud that are often impassable with everything in between.  Plan you trip using this road guide before you head out.  Learn more.


Map

Map showing places to eat, adventures, webcams, airports and more.

Use our interactive map to find fun things to do, beaches, restaurants, waterfalls and more.  Learn more.


Things To Do

The white sands of Playa Flamingo Guanacaste Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has some of the most beautiful beaches, waterfalls and fun day trips of anywhere in the world.  Here is our list of some fun things to do.  Learn more.


Restaurants

One example of the great food in Costa Rica is this Lobster platter.

Costa Rica has a wide variety of great restaurants with food from all over the world.  Here are my personal reviews of the places that I have visited.  Learn more.

Airports

Cockpit view on final approach into San Jose Costa Rica.

Outside of the two main international airports, air travel within Costa Rica is a little different.  Find out why.