Costa Rica For First Timers
If you are planning a trip to Costa Rica for the very first time, first, congrats! Second, you are in the right place to start your travel planning!
In this post, you will find ALL our Costa Rica travel tips and articles that we’ve written specifically for first time visitors in mind. Here are all sorts of tips, advice and personal recommendations from us, my husband Yeison who is Costa Rican and me, Samantha who is from the US.
Together we have been traveling Costa Rica for over 10 years and these articles were written from both our points of views so that you, as a first time visitor to Costa Rica, will have a safe and stress free trip and also travel a bit like a local. Our motto is to plan ahead to travel smart and we hope these posts help you do just that! So let’s get into it.
Costa Rica Coronavirus
For the latest travel information and statistics of coronavirus in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica COVID-19 Travel
What you need to know about visiting Costa Rica during COVID-19
Costa Rica Short Travel Guide
Short travel guide with important tourist information
Costa Rica Trip Planning Timeline
When to start booking hotels, flights, tours, etc.
Important Things to Know About Costa Rica Before You Visit
What we think are the most important things that visitors need to know about Costa Rica before they visit related to travel, clearing up common misconceptions and rumors.
Facts About Costa Rica
Interesting facts about Costa Rica to know before visiting. Let’s all be responsible travelers and do a little research about the country you are visiting.
Costly Mistakes to Avoid Traveling in Costa Rica
Avoid these big travel mistakes that cost money and/or time. Let’s travel smart!
Do’s and Don’ts of Costa Rica
Things to know about culture, traditions, etc. before visiting. So you aren’t *that* tourist!
Common Questions about Costa Rica
27 of the most asked questions we received from readers.
Costa Rica Survival Guide
Practical things to know to have a safe trip: allergies, Spanish, driving, staying connected and more.
How to Get Around Costa Rica
All the ways to get around Costa Rica so you can decide which way is best for your itinerary
Types of Accommodation in Costa Rica
There are more than just hotels in Costa Rica! Find out which accommodation option is best for your trip
Cost of Traveling in Costa Rica
How much are hotels? Tours? Food? Find out in this post to see how much your vacation will be, especially if you are traveling on a budget.
Best Places to Visit in Costa Rica for First Timers
Where to go for first timers to visit in Costa Rica
Best Time to Visit Costa Rica
Description of each month in Costa Rica, weather, prices and our personal favorite times to visit Costa Rica
International Airports in Costa Rica
Find out which international airport in Costa Rica you should fly into.
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