Travel Questions? Anywhere Costa Rica Answers

If you are getting ready for a vacation to Costa Rica, or simply looking to learn about Costa Rica in general, our frequently asked question guide is a helpful resource to find topics and answers to specific questions that you may have in mind. We have outlined a number of topics that come up frequently during our travel consulting process as well as general questions that we get via email. Within each topic you will find many of the commonly asked questions along with a descriptive answer. If you do not find a question/answer within the topics, please feel free to send us an email so we can answer your question.

Vacation to Costa Rica

  1. What are the top destinations in Costa Rica?

  2. Where Is the Best Surfing?

  3. What are the Top Activities in Costa Rica?

  4. When Is the Best Time to Go to Costa Rica?

  5. Where Is the Best Fishing in Costa Rica?

  6. Where Are the Nicest Beaches?

  7. Is Costa Rica Family Friendly?

  8. Where Can I Find Sea Turtles?

Volcanoes

  1. What Are Costa Rica's Most Accessible Volcanoes?

  2. Is It Possible to Climb to the Summit of the Arenal Volcano?

  3. How Many Volcanoes Are There in Costa Rica?

  4. What Is the Current Lava Flow at the Arenal Volcano?

  5. How Close Can You Get to the Arenal Volcano?

Adventure Activities

  1. What Is The Difference Between Sky Trek And Selvatura?

  2. Is There a Weight Limit Or Age Limit For Adventure Tours?

  3. Are Adventure Tours Safe?

  4. Are Adventure Tours For Me?

Arrival and Departure

  1. Where Are Costa Rica's Airports?

  2. How Long Can I Stay In Costa Rica?

  3. Do I Have To Pay a Departure Tax?

  4. What Documents Do I Need To Visit Costa Rica?

Food and Service Etiquette

  1. What Is Costa Rican Food Like?

  2. How Much Do I Tip Drivers And Other Service Workers?

  3. Is The Food The Same Everywhere in Costa Rica?

  4. How Much Should I Tip After A Meal?

Geography and Weather

  1. What Is The landscape of Costa Rica Like?

  2. What Is The Weather Like In Costa Rica?

  3. How Big Is Costa Rica?

  4. Where Is Costa Rica?

  5. What Time Is It In Costa Rica?

  6. Is It Easy To Get a Sunburn In Costa Rica?

Getting Around

  1. How Will I Find My Private Transport At the Airport?

  2. I Arrive At 2 PM - Can I Still Make The 3 PM Shuttle?

  3. What Are The Baggage Restrictions on Domestic Flights?

  4. What Is the Difference Between Private and Shuttle Transports?

  5. What Are the Baggage Restrictions For Shuttles?

  6. How Do I Find My Shuttle Service At the Airport?

  7. What Destinations Offer Domestic Flights?

  8. What Is a Taxi-Boat-Taxi Service?

  9. Are Pets Allowed In The Shuttles?

  10. What Are the Roads Like In Costa Rica?

  11. Is a Driver's License All I Need To Drive in Costa Rica And Rent a Car?

  12. Can I Take Public Buses Around Costa Rica?

  13. Should I Rent A car?

  14. Can We Plan a Day Trip To Arenal From Monteverde Or From Arenal To Monteverde?

  15. What Are the Driving Times Between Destinations?

Health and Safety

  1. Are There Many Mosquitoes in Costa Rica?

  2. If I Need Medicine, Can I Easily Get It?

  3. Is Costa Rica Safe?

  4. Is Crime a Problem in Costa Rica?

  5. Is It Safe To Swim In the Ocean?

  6. What Are the Medical Facilities Like in Costa Rica?

  7. Is It Safe To Eat the Local Fruits and Vegetables?

  8. Do I Need To Take Malaria Pills Or Get Certain Vaccinations?

  9. Is the Water Safe to Drink?

  10. What Should I Do in Case Of An Emergency?

Money and Budgeting

  1. What Kinds of Gifts and Souvenirs Can I Find?

  2. How Much Are Meals, Drinks, Taxis and Other Daily Expenses?

  3. How Much Cash Should I Carry?

  4. Where Can I Exchange Money?

  5. Are Credit Cards Accepted?

Nature and National Parks

  1. Where Are Costa rica's National Parks & Reserves?

  2. What Is So Special About Costa Rica's Biodiversity?

  3. Can I Expect to See Wildlife in Costa Rica?

  4. I Want a Nature Vacation. Where Should I Go?

  5. How Much Does it Cost to Visit a National Park or Reserve?

  6. Where Do I Meet the Guide for the Hike Through the Monteverde/Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, and How Do I Recognize Him?

  7. Does the Guided Tour at the Monteverde Reserve Include the Entrance Fee? Are We Guaranteed Entrance?

  8. Does the Cloud Forest Reserve in Monteverde Limit the Number of Visitors?

Packing for Your Trip

  1. What Should I Bring for My Adventure Vacation?

  2. What Should I Bring for a Relaxing Vacation?

  3. Do I Need an Adapter for My Electronics?

Sustainable Travel Concerns

  1. How Much of Costa Rica's Energy Comes From Renewable Sources?

  2. How Can I Tell If a Hotel Is Sustainable

  3. What Can I Do To Minimize My Impact?

People, Economy, and Government

  1. What Is Costa Rica's Population and Ethnic Makeup?

  2. What Is the Economy Like?

  3. Is The Government Stable?

  4. Will I See A Lot of Poverty?

Phones and Internet

  1. How Do I Dial From Costa Rica To the U.S.?

  2. How Do I Dial From the U.S. to Costa Rica?

  3. Do You Recommend Renting a Cell Phone or Using an International Phone Card?

  4. Is It Possible to Buy Pre-Paid Cell Phones At the Airport?

  5. Where Can I Rent a Cell Phone in Costa Rica?

Special Accommodations

  1. Can I Bring My Pet to Costa Rica?

  2. Can I Have My Wedding in Costa Rica?

Our Travel Services

  1. How Does Your System Work?

  2. What If Something Goes Wrong?

  3. What Are the Benefits of Booking My Trip With Anywhere Costa Rica?

  4. Are You in Costa Rica?

  5. What Are the Benefits of Booking My Trip With Anywhere Costa Rica?

  6. Can I Modify My Itinerary After I Have Paid For It?

  7. Can I Pay For the Itinerary Using Multiple Credit Cards So That The Whole Charge Is Not On One Card?

  8. Do I pay Extra For Your Services?

  9. How Can We Get a Discount With Your Company?

  10. How Does Your System Work?

  11. How Long Before I Get My Confirmation?

  12. What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

  13. Do I pay Extra For Your Services?

  14. How Can We Get a Discount With Your Company?

  15. Can I Modify My Itinerary After I Have Paid For It?

  16. Can I Pay For the Itinerary Using Multiple Credit Cards So That The Whole Charge Is Not On One Card?

  17. Do You Speak English?

  18. What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

  19. Are You in Costa Rica?

  20. Do You Offer Trip Insurance or Know Where I Can Purchase It?

  21. How Long Before I Get My Confirmation?