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Identity Card:
  • Capital : San José

  • People : 4636348 hab. (2011)

  • Constitution Republic

  • Language Spanish

  • Religion Catholicism

    Entry requirements:
    • Visa The French citizens can enter Costa Rica without needing a visa and can stay in the country for 90 days .

    • Passport : A valid passport is essential .

      • Currency : Colon (CRC)

      • Currency rates : 1 euro = 680 colones

      • Change It is recommended that the exchange with the Banco Nacional, exchange rates are more attractive than in exchange offices. Note: the use of US dollars is quite common in tourist areas .

      • Payment Cards You can find ATMs almost everywhere, most of the time you will have a better exchange rate in exchange offices

      • Budget stay 1 Week 300-600 Euro

        • Restaurants
          Cheap : less than € 8 / person
          Average : 8-15 € / person
          Premium . more than 30 € / person.

          • accommodation
            Cheap : less than 10 € / night (dorm bed)
            Average : 25-40 € / night
            Premium : over 100 € / night


            How to get there?

            • By Air: Iberia Air operates daily flights from France to San Jose changing in Madrid .

            • By car: Pan-American Highway crosses the country, the border post in the north is to Penas Blancas (Nicaragua), and south to Paso Canoas (Panama). Important: Border crossings are closed at night from 10 am .

            • By bus: Costa Rica is connected by bus in Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico <. / p>

              On site:

              • Car In addition to the outskirts of large cities, the road is of poor quality and signage is poor. Also the traffic is intense on the Pan-American Highways. For these reasons, avoid driving at night. The speed limit is 80 km and 50 km in the villages, police checks are frequent. To rent a midsize car costs around 250 euros per week.

              • Bus The bus network is extensive and reliable, more the prices are cheap. (No more than 7 euros). As against this can not reserve seat, it is possible to end up traveling up on the most popular lines. Most major tourist destinations are served at least twice a day from San Jose.

                • Vaccinations No mandatory vaccine.

                • Tips : Costa Rica requires a valid certificate (dated less than 10 days) against yellow fever if you are coming from a neighboring country

                  • Flight and delinquency: Costa Rica is one of the safest countries in Latin America, however, some vigilance is to adopt especially in big cities, or pickpocketing and attacks are fairly common. It is recommended to avoid traveling on foot after nightfall in San Jose, take a taxi.

                    • Climate : Tropical climate characterized by a dry season from December to April and a rainy season from May to November.

                    • Average temperatures 25 & deg; C in summer and 25 & deg; C in winter.

                    • Best time to reach : The best season is from December to April during the dry season.

                      Daily life: