Costa Rica is a paradise for accessible travel. It’s blessed with a tropical climate and rich, diverse nature. Its beautiful landscapes give you the chance to see animals like monkeys and toucans, and its natural beaches are perfect for relaxing. The people are warm, friendly, and share the “Pura Vida” lifestyle that is part of Costa Rica’s culture. We offer a wide variety of memorable accessible experiences and adventures in Costa Rica.
If you’re thinking about your next accessible trip, you shouldn’t miss out on experiencing Costa Rica with us. It is a welcoming and inclusive country that invites everyone to enjoy its wonders. You can choose to go ziplining, hiking, kayaking, surfing – all tailored to the needs of people with disabilities, explore the wildlife and witness some impressive flora and fauna, or relax on the beach. It’s the trip of a lifetime!
Both the private and the public health care system in Costa Rica is very good. In some areas, there are small pockets of dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. Protect yourself in mosquito-infested areas by using bug repellent and wearing clothing that covers your skin. Basic vaccines for hepatitis A and B are recommended, as well as rabies and tetanus. The government of Costa Rica requires the yellow fever vaccine if you are visiting from the following places: Africa, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Brazil. Get the vaccine at least 10 days before you travel.
Costa Rica is a generally safe country, however as with many tourist areas, there can be cases of theft. It is advisable to be alert and not leave your belongings unattended and to avoid walking down the street late at night without company. As a general rule, do not bring valuable belongings out that can be lost or stolen. The Costa Rican Tourism Board, in conjunction with the police, have created a subdivision titled tourist police with more than 250 officers, whose primary purpose is to maintain order and security in tourist areas.
Costa Rica requires a visa for some nationalities. Check the list of countries to verify the entry requirements.
Anyone who enters the country as a foreigner will be prompted for a return ticket; the time allowed for visiting varies by country of origin as well as the discretion of the immigration officer that attends you upon arrival. Once in the country, it is advisable to make a copy of the passport with the entry stamp to carry at all times during your stay.
Costa Rica is located in the tropical region of our planet, so its regions all have tropical characteristics. However, this tropical climate is affected by several factors such as mountains, plateaus, and the ocean’s influences, such as temperature of the currents and wind, can affect the weather. Although diverse, Costa Rica’s tropical climate is generally warm, rainy and pleasant all year long.
Costa Rica’s official language is Spanish, but English is widely spoken.
While Costa Rica uses a 110V/60Hz power system that is compatible with North American devices, power surges and fluctuation are frequent.