Travel Tips

Photo of a monkey in the jungleWeather

Costa Rica has two distinct seasons. High season runs from November to March and is hot and dry. Green season runs from May to September. Expect infrequent downpours during the afternoon from May to August. September and October can deliver torrential rains and some awe inspiring tropical thunderstorms Costa Rica is very close to the equator. Daytime both in high and low season can become hot and sunburn can occur in a very short time. Always use sunblock or sunscreen to protect yourself. If traveling out of high season remember to check the weather forecast prior to departure. Be prepared by packing some rain gear.

What to Wear

Yoga clothes (loose and light work-out wear), sun glasses, bathing suit, flip flops, hiking, tennis, or water shoes for excursions, backpack or small bag, light cover-up clothing for sun protection and a poncho during the Green season.

What to Bring

Passport, sun block, sun-glasses, bug spray, flash light, personal items, mini-first aid kit, and a camera.

Transportation

Private shuttles and taxis to and from Liberia and San Jose (as well as other areas of Costa Rica) are readily available on a daily basis.   If in doubt about transport arrangements to and from Nosara feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help.

Driving Directions

This package includes shuttle service from the Liberia airport. If you choose to rent a car, we recommend a 4X4 vehicle. Please refer to these Google maps for driving directions:

If you rent a car we recommend a 4×4 vehicle.

Costa Rica Travel Requirements

When traveling to Costa Rica, you need a passport that is valid for at least 30 days after your date of entry. No visa is required for stays up to 90 days. However, you must show proof of a return ticket within 90 days of your arrival date. You cannot book a one-way ticket. Upon departure, you will need to pay a departure tax of $29. This can be paid in cash or credit.