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.
The Costa Rica Star News is an English language newspaper with the latest news and information on Costa Rica as well as international news.
Noted resident author, Christopher Howard, has been writing books about Costa Rica and Latin America for over 30 years.
Find out why Costa Rica is becoming known not only as a tourism destination, but a place to live and retire by watching this DVD video.
Costa Rica Maps, driving directions and travel guide – Detailed maps and directions to San Jose, Manuel Antonio, Arenal, Monteverde and many other destinations.
Costa Rica Hotels & Resorts
Tango Mar Hotel / Resort is becoming a favorite among wedding couples and honeymooners. This romantic and isolated resort has comfortable accommodations, 3 swimming pools, golf, horseback riding and more.
Amatierra Yoga Retreat is located in the mountains near Puriscal and offers a new yoga center and wellness / holistic facilities. Because of its remote location, it’s an ideal honeymoon location, too!
Imagine yourself staying in the largest private reserve in Costa Rica, with some of the best birdwatching and nature photography in the world – that’s Bosque de Paz Lodge.
Experience the sleepy, Caribbean town of Cahuita in the deluxe Coral Hill Bungalows, an adults only wedding, honeymoon and romantic getaway location – perfect for a private eco-vacation holiday.
Costa Rica Vacation Rentals
Casa Fantastica – Costa Rica Wedding Destination Villa
You won’t be disappointed with this take away your breath 10,000 square foot villa as a location for your marriage and reception in Costa Rica.
Enjoy the best beach vacation rental that Costa Rica has to offer with Casa Oceano – a 6 bedroom beach villa with infinity pool, right on the blue Pacific Ocean and sandy beach at Tango Mar Beach Resort.
VillasCostaRica.com is your one stop web site for the best Costa Rican vacation rentals all over the country.
Travel Agencies & Real Estate in Costa Rica & Latin America
Vacaciones en México, hoteles baratos, paquetes de viajes Riviera Maya, hoteles todo incluido Puerto Vallarta, ofertas promociones viaje México D.F.
Looking for something really different? Then, take an Arctic or Antarctic nature tour aboard these luxurious cruise ships. There are many different itineraries for both the North and South Pole tours. Be prepared to see penguins, the northern lights, polar bears and much more unique and diverse wildlife and natural wonders.
Costa Rica licensed travel agency and ground operator offers the best of Costa Rica with honeymoon packages, family vacations, selection of recommended beach hotels and adventure tours. Book with Costa Rican Trails for a care free travel experience.
Find luxurious villas & casas in Mexico – Acapulco, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Cancun & the Mayan Riviera, Puerto Vallarta & Punta Mita and Los Cabos.
Thinking of traveling to Central or South America? Latin America Collection has tour packages to Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina Mexico and Guatemala.
Panama Trails is a licensed provider of travel in Panama and specializes in custom travel planning itineraries. We select the best hotels, tours and transportation for your Latin American holiday!
Enjoy a holiday in Huatulco, Oaxaca, on the Mexican Pacific coast with warm water and blue skys. Huatulco is popular destination as vacationers from all over the world have discovered its charm and virtually deserted beaches.
Find the best that Nicaragua has to offer with a custom itinerary by www.nicaraguantrails.com.
Rent a beautiful hillside home with an ocean view in Cuba and tour around Havana.
1VIPcostarica.com uses deluxe limousine service and helicopter charters to exclusive destinations in Costa Rica. Expect the Best in transportation and accommodations.
Surfing, Scuba Diving & Fishing Tours
Cano Divers is a PADI approved SCUBA diving school in the South Pacific of Costa Rica, by Drake Bay, and just a few minutes from the beautiful dive spot of Cano Island – a protected marine sanctuary.
Rental Car, Limosine Services
Service Rental Cars of Costa Rica assures you the best in quality sedan and 4 wheel drives for a care-free vacation.
Professional & Art Services
Learn about Costa Rica art, the culture, the people and write your observations into a travel and art journal. Learn how to expand your creativity with training sessions while you travel through the beautiful country of tropical Costa Rica.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) has been called a miracle anti-aging drug — it’s widely used in alternative clinics for the elderly as a means of rejuvenation treatment, which the Anti Aging Clinic of the Americas provides.
Randy Gritz has been designing weddings in Costa Rica for over 15 years. Let an experienced wedding planner make the most important day in your life be completed to perfection.
International Services – Medical, Dental, Retirement, Vacation Rentals
Los Algodones, Mexico Dentists & Reviews, Costs For those living in Arizona, and it’s not possible to travel to Costa Rica, Algodones is right across the Mexico / US border and dentists there provide excellent care at reduced prices.
E-Villas Vallarta has the right villa for your next vacation to Mexico.
The Florida-based surgeon, Dr. Badia, operates on the hands, fingers, upper limbs and shoulders.
Nelson Spine Institute provides orthopedic care and rehabilitation services to patients from all over California, especially Southern California, Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Simi Valley and the San Fernando Valley area.
Find the most qualified doctors in Puerto Rico giving the best medical tourism prices for spine surgery, hip replacements and cancer treatments.
Serving international clients, the stem cell transplant center in Costa Rica uses cutting edge practices with stem cells to improve and cure hitherto untreatable diseases ranging from Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.–>