Venue & Accommodation
InterContinental Costa Rica
Próspero Fernández Highway,
In front of Multiplaza Shopping Center, Escazú
San Jose, Costa Rica
Tel: + 506 2208 2120
Fax: + 506 2208 2248
Accommodation – Booking a Room
A block of rooms has been reserved with a preferred rate for Conference attendees at the InterContinental Costa Rica. To book your room see below.
Preferred rates for Costa Rica Sustainable Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference attendees
King Standard Room: US$ 159 + TAX*
Twin Standard Room: US$ 174 + TAX*
King Club Tower Room: US$ 219 + TAX*
Twin Club Tower Room: US$ 234 + TAX*
*Rooms are limited and subject to availability
Tips and 13% tax are not included in the mentioned rates.
Standard rooms include buffet breakfast at The Market Restaurant.
Club Tower rooms include a buffet breakfast in the Executive Lounge (second floor of the executive tower).
Internet is included in rate for rooms and conference rooms.
Local Culture & Currency
About Costa Rica
San José is the Capital of Costa Rica and has a population of about 2 million inhabitants.
The official language of Costa Rica is Spanish, and English is spoken in major cities and tourist areas.
The official currency is the Colon. The US dollar is also accepted in stores across the country. To change money is recommended to do in hotels, service that is offered by most hotels with a commission. Throughout Costa Rica ATM cash machines are located to extract cash.
American Express, Visa and MasterCard are credit cards accepted throughout the country.
Costa Rica has a diverse climate: the average annual temperature ranges between 22 and 27 degrees Celsius. Although there is no winter season, the coldest months of the year are November, December and January. From March to May the highest temperatures are registered and when the sun is more intense. The rainy season starts in May and runs through November.
Visas & Taxes
Not all people who travel to Costa Rica need a tourist visa; this will depend on your nationality, purpose of visit, country of residence and duration of stay. Visa requirements are based on international agreements.
- Americans do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. However, they must have a current valid passport and a return ticket to exit Costa Rica. (Either to return to your country or to go to another country). US passport must be valid for a minimum of one day from the day you enter Costa Rica.
- Citizens of other nationalities do not need a tourist visa to enter Costa Rica if they have a tourist visa, a visa for crew or a business visa (multiple entry) from United States of America or Canada. Note: Such visa must be stamped in the passport and be valid for at least 1 day (The length of stay may not be greater than the validity of the visa and may not exceed 30 days).
- If the foreigner has permanent residence, a student visa, a work visa in the United States or Canada, he/she does not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. In addition, he/she must have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into the country and a round trip ticket.
Visa requirements or exceptions are based on international agreements.
For more information, contact the Embassy of Costa Rica in your country or visit the following link: http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/23#A
In addition to the visa, in order to enter Costa Rica, persons must meet the following requirements:
- A return ticket to the country of origin
- Economic solvency, which corresponds to US$ 100.00 for each month of tourism.
- Passport in good condition. The minimum validity of the passports will correspond to the group in which the foreign person is located, according t.o Directriz de Ingreso a Costa Rica.
Yellow Fever Vaccine
If you will be traveling to Costa Rica from South America and/or sub-Saharan Africa, you will need the YELLOW FEVER VACCINE.
The countries considered at risk are: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo,Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Guyana and Venezuela.
You can travel to Costa Rica ten days after the shot. For further information, please visit the following link: http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/93#5
Costa Rica has departure tax is $ 28 USD and must be paid before leaving the country, both in cash and with the credit card.