Costa Rica Tours
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the weather like?
There are only two seasons in Costa Rica, the rainy season (or “Green Season”) and the dry season. The rainy season starts in May and finishes in November. During this season there is usually rain in the late afternoon. Unlike rain in more northern latitudes, this is warm water and not uncomfortable. Many people prefer to travel during this season in tropical countries as there are less tourists, the colors are more vivid, and the rivers and waterfalls are at their fullest. The majority of visitors come to Costa Rica during the dry season and Christmas is the most popular time of the year. Since this season is the middle of winter in North America, people like to travel to Costa Rica to “thaw out.” The average temperature in Costa Rica is approximately 73° F. and varies little with the season. Average rainfall on the Caribbean coast is around 120 inches a year, while the Pacific coast averages 75 inches a year.
Do I need a passport or visa?
If you are a U.S. citizen you only need a valid passport. Citizens of other countries should check with the Costa Rican consulate regarding visas.
Do I need shots?
No shots or inoculations are needed for Costa Rica.
What part of Costa Rica is best to visit?
Costa Rica has much to offer. There are rain forests, beaches, volcanoes, mountains and more. If this is your first trip to Costa Rica you probably want to get a sampling of each of the environments the country has to offer. The best way to do this is by joining one of our Nature Explorer adventures.