CAN I TRAVEL TO COSTA RICA?
So this is what we know about getting into Costa Rica right now...
What the Costa Rican Government Says:
UPDATE Oct 26th : Costa Rica has further relaxed restrictions! Announced on Oct 23rd and coming into effect from Nov 1st, no proof of a negative COVID test beyond Oct 26th is needed and all countries will be welcomed into Costa Rica. What you will need to complete is this electronic form in advance to receive a Health Pass and a QR Code enabling you to cross the Costa Rican border. You will also need proof of holding health insurance but aside from that, Costa Rica is now as you were before the pandemic! Pura Vida amigoooo!
What the UK Government Says:
The UK government and FCDO still advise all but essential travel to Costa Rica. You will also need to self-isolate for 14 days when returning as Costa Rica is NOT on the UK’s travel corridor list. So get your planners out and get to making that bucket list! You can check for more information on travelling to Costa Rica here.
Even though the UK government still advises against any and all non-essential travel to Costa Rica, Costa Rica itself is one of the first countries in the world to declare itself back open for business as of Nov 1st! In short, this is really huge news and the TruCrew are gearing up for a return of our 10-day Costa Rica Adventure from Jan 2021.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT COSTA RICA?
The best time to visit Costa Rica is between December and April on the pacific coast, when it is the driest and brightest (gimme sunshine) and for the Caribbean coast between March and September. Costa Rica has a green season from May to June or in November, where you catch the seasons in transition, ooh la la! As Costa Rica is a tropical country, it’s best to prepare for rain whenever you go, so make sure to pack that rain poncho, it’s the rain that makes Costa Rica the green paradise as we know it! Here’s another fun fact (we know we know, we're spoiling you), the northern pacific coast of Costa Rica receives the lowest year-round rainfall out of the whole country!
PURA VIDA IN COSTA RICA
Costa Rica is full of gorgeous sights to see, luscious greenery and coasts to explore but with so much choice, we thought we could give you some inspiration for that travel bucket list. Safe to say you’ll definitely be at one with nature in Costa Rica!
Monteverde & Night Safari - If you're like most of us and have always wanted to see a volcano in real life, then this one is for you! Monteverde is home to Arenal volcano, which you will get a stunning view of from a boat trip across the lake, you will lava the view (pun very much intended)! While in Monteverde, you’ll be checking out some of the unreal wildlife Costa Rica has to offer. From frogs to snakes, armadillos to sloths, although for any of you friends fans, it won’t be the holiday armadillo, unfortunately. You’ll see it all on this night safari; it’s not one to be missed.
Surfing - Surfs up, beaches! If you fancy hitting up those waves and trying out some moves, or even just giving it a go for the first time, Santa Teresa beach has the perfect waves for beginners and to surf in general! After showing off your surfing moves, you can relax on the beach with a beer (or cocktail) in hand, soak up the sun and incredible view! So grab yo’ surfboards and ride those waves!
Ziplining & cloud forest - Head in the clouds? Walking on cloud nine? Welcome to the cloud forest! You’ll be zipping through (most literally) Monteverdes canopy of the forest, with the most breathtaking views which all makes for an unforgettable experience. Adrenaline junkies assemble!!
Hot Springs - It’s getting hot in here, sooo...go to the swim-up bar, duh! Did someone say hot springs? These hot springs in La Fortuna are a MUST see. Imagine volcanic hot springs with waterslides, swim-up bars, waterfalls and more. Sounds dreamy, right? Spend your time here soaking in the water, laying on a sun-bed taking in the unreal scenes or sitting close to the swim-up bar, with a drink in hand (that’s where you’ll find us)! Whatever you do at the hot springs, your choice, just make sure it’s on your list when travelling to Costa Rica!
So the takeaway point, although travel is so up in the air right now (pun not intended, but we're here for it), the main thing is to not stop planning and dreaming about your next adventure, wherever and whenever that may be (sooner rather than later please)! Costa Rica is an amazing place to visit, with so much to do and see, it will not disappoint!
As always, TruFam
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