Venue & Accommodation

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Costa Rica Sustainable Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference took place at InterContinental Costa Rica

 

Pre & Post Tours

Atlantic Aerial Tram

What is it about?
No other tour gives you a more intimate view of the rain forest than a ride on the Aerial Tram. The open vehicle takes you through the zip line, skimming over hilltops, into the depths of the Costa Rican jungle. The ride stops several times along the way for close up views of birds and nesting sites. After 45 minutes, you arrive at the end station and disembark for a walk along the forest floor. You can get a refreshment or a meal at the restaurant or have a simple look at the gift shop.

What should you bring?
Binoculars, camera, comfortable shoes, light jacket or raincoat, tennis shoes.

Lunch included.


Arenal Volcano by Night

What is it about?
If you want a true one-of-a-kind experience, this tour is a-must! You will be thrilled with the volcano’s magnificence. You may even witness an explosion of steam from the mighty Arenal. The exuberant vegetation in the surrounding areas will make you enjoy a relaxing scenery and the refreshing cool air of the alpine region. Bring your bathing suit and towel to take a dip in the hot springs.

What should you bring?
Camera, light jacket, swimsuit, towel, binoculars, walking shoes.

Lunch and dinner included.


For more information:

Phone: (506) 2528-9898
destination@destinationcr.com

Manuel Antonio National Park

What is it about?
Relax and enjoy the natural beach and rainforest! Manuel Antonio National Park is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Costa Rica. On this tour, you will visit pristine beaches, with coral reefs, bordered by exuberant vegetation and the natural wonders of the tropical rainforest. The beaches in Manuel Antonio are highly coveted as some of the best that Costa Rica has to offer. Many popular activities such as world-class surfing and snorkeling are available.

What should you bring?
Camera, sun block, swimsuit, towel, binoculars, sandals.

Breakfast and lunch included.


Tortuga Island Tour

What is it about?
In the Gulf of Nicoya, there is a heavenly archipelago of several islands with lush natural beauty and a sanctuary that is home to seabirds, white sandy beaches, and the flora and fauna of the Central Pacific region. Tortuga Island is located in this beautiful archipelago. Found 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Tortuga Island (called by local indigenous people “Tolinga”) has an area of 120 hectares and it is kept as a protected forest, which has been awarded the Ecological Blue Flag for more than five years. This distinction is awarded to beaches in the country that have pollution-free waters. Due to its geographical features, Tortuga Island’s waters are clear turquoise, which are optimal for swimming.

What should you bring?
You bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, camera, beach clothes, and a light jacket.

Snack breakfast and lunch included.


For more information:

Phone: (506) 2528-9898
destination@destinationcr.com 

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.

Currency

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.

Weather

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

Visas

http://www.costarica-embassy.org/index.php?q=node/72

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

 

Taxes

Costa Rica has departure tax is $ 28 USD and must be paid before leaving the country, both in cash and with the credit card.