Entry / Exit Requirements
For U.S. Citizens
For entry into Costa Rica, you must present a valid passport that will not expire for at least three months after arrival and a round trip/outbound ticket. Because of possible fines levied by Costa Rican Immigration, many airlines will not permit passengers without a round trip ticket to board flights to Costa Rica unless they have Costa Rican citizenship, residency or a visa. There is a departure tax of $28USD for visitors.
Passports should be in good condition; Costa Rican Immigration may deny entry if the passport is damaged in any way. Costa Rican authorities generally permit U.S. citizens to stay up to ninety days. To extend a stay, travelers must submit an application for an extension to the Office of Temporary Permits in the Costa Rican Department of Immigration. Extension requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Tourists who stay more than ninety days, without receiving an extension, may experience a delay at the airport when departing, may be fined $100, or may be denied entry to Costa Rica on future visits.
Individuals planning to study in Costa Rica can only apply for a student visa from Costa Rican Immigration after arriving in the country. Neither the Costa Rican Embassy in Washington, DC nor its Consulates have the authority to issue student visas. This has led to some confusion by airline employees who mistakenly believe that individuals traveling to Costa Rica as part of a legitimate exchange program must have a return travel date that is less than 90 days from their initial date of travel.
For additional information about traveling to Costa Rica, including information about the embassy, please click here.
Costa Rica Tourist Information
Colina Dental partners with some of the finest local hotels, located just minutes from our offices and close to the best that Costa Rica has to offer.
Hotel / Bed & Breakfast Casa Laurin: Escazu
From the US 202-506-9007
We are situated in a residential area of the upscale suburb of the capital named Escazu (Trejos Montealegre) and 20 minutes from the Juan Santamaria (San José) International Airport.
Escazu, Trejos Montealegre, Costa Rica
Hotel / Tierra Magica Bed & Breakfast and Art Studio: Escazu
Tierra Magica is a lovely two story house with an artistic flair. We are located in Escazú, just within walking distance from Colina Dental (600m) and close to many restaurants, shops, supermarkets, movie theatres and more.
Apartotel & Suites Villas del Rio: Escazu
P.O. Box 1188-1007
Apartotel-Suites Villas del Río, is located only 15 minutes from downtown San José, right across from the Costa Rica Country Club and close to Costa Rica's best shopping centers and restaurants. San José, Costa Rica
Las Cumbres Inn
¡Enjoy your recovery in Costa Rica!
Bello Horizonte, Escazu
San José, Costa Rica
Posada El Quijote: Escazu
Posada El Quijote, is a ten room colonial hotel situated on a hill with a large beautiful garden and terrace with fantastic views over San Jose. Only 0.9 mile / 1.4 km from Colina Dental. The hotel offers dental clients reduced rates for stays for 3 or more nights.
Bello Horizonte Escazu.
Strategically located in San Jose in front of Parque de la Sabana, the largest in the capital, the town’s sports and recreational life of the residents of the city, with beautiful green and spacious.
Fax (506) 2232-3867
San José, Sábana.
Courtyard San Jose Escazu Costa Rica
San José, Sábana.
Hotel Marriott Residence Inn Escazu
San José, Sábana.