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
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.