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1. Posted by ziara4life (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Going to be in Costa Rica from June to August.

Need to figure out if getting a Visa is a fluid process once I arrive at the airport in San Jose, or whether I should obtain it before hand.

Also dont know how much clothes to pack and what kind of clothes shose, etc. I know it rains, but I also know its hot.

Id love tips!

2. Posted by Luucy (Full Member 39 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

HI There
If you have a passport you will not need a visa and hurry off the plane and you should clear Immigration line in about 30 minutes!
As for clothes dont overpack most of us B&B owners have laundry facilities
BUT depends where you intend to travel. In our area Heredia Hills near town of Heredia the air is fresh and NOT Humid but the beaches and jungles are HOT and HUMID bring mosquito repellent not for Central Valley here, if you go off trecking to the coasts .In the last 6 years I do mot send my guests to the Carribbean side unfortunately too much crime lately BUT Pacific side like Manuel Antonio is nice and pretty safe ! but don't wear jewelry
The rainy season is starting now and we have the occasional downpour and occassional Thunder storm
Have a safe trip email me if you have more questions

3. Posted by thegeegs (Budding Member 15 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


Visa's ....Depends where you are from... If US, Canada, UK etc, no problem whatsoever! In fact the last 2 times I came in to CR, I dont think Iwas asked anything and just handed in the card and got stamped, on my way and out to the cab within about 15 minutes. Just fill in the docs on the plane and you should be fine

June through August, very wet in the afternoons and evenings, so anything you really need to get done outside, do before 1pm or so

Clothes, generally light, cotton is best, and shoes...depends on where you are staying or going. In general if you are going to try to cover some ground around the country, flip flops, trainers, possible hiking shoes, a pair of general knocking around shoes and maybe one pair for going out

If you are going up into the "mountains" or cloud forest etc, you will need a sweat shirt or light jacket, it does get a bit cooler up there, an umbrella, and sun screen for the coast!

Let me know if you need more help... happy to assist!