Visa and passport requirements frequently change. We do our best to keep this information as current as possible; however, we recommend you to check with your embassy or consulate before departing.
List of Costa Rican embassies and consulates around the world: view list
To find out if you need a visa to enter Costa Rica, please check this link:
If you will be traveling to Costa Rica from South America and/or sub-Saharan Africa, you will need the YELLOW FEVER VACCINE.
The countries considered at risk are: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana and Venezuela.
You can travel to Costa Rica ten days after the shot. Exceptions (http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/97)
All adults and children (from 0 - 16 years old) require the following documents to enter Costa Rica:
Juan Santamaría International Airport (IATA: SJO, ICAO: MROC)
The Juan Santamaría International Airport is Costa Rica’s main airport and is located in Alajuela, 18 km from San José and 84 km from the Marriot Los Sueños Hotel, venue of this year’s Sintercafé.
Licensed taxis are available at the airport, TAXI AEROPUERTO. Taxis will generally accept both Colones and U.S. dollars, but not other currencies.
For more information: http://www.taxiaeropuerto.com
The major operator at the airport is TACA/LACSA, followed by Copa Airlines, Continental Airlines and American Airlines.
The page have scheduled direct services to and/or from Juan Santamaría International Airport:
Juan Santamaría International Airport Airlines: http://www.fly2sanjose.com/front/pt5.php
If you are flying with of one the following airlines, departure tax has been included in the ticket price: