Yes it is. Most destinations offered for tourism are safe, however it is important to take into account the following recommendations:
  •  Do not walk in dark and unknown places at night.
  •  Never leave belongings unattended or neglected.
  •  If you rent a vehicle, do not leave valuables inside.
  •  If you are going for a walk to the capital or to the main cities, avoid wearing expensive jewelry such as chains, earrings and watches.
Payments or transfers can be made using Money Grand, credit card, debit card or Paypal.
Depending on the country of origin, you can enter the country without a visa. Visitors from the United States, Europe, Canada and most European countries only require a valid and in good shape passport.
Explora Travel Guides have been duly certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, and many have university academic training in the field of tourism and as well as in natural Science.
The national currency is El Colón. Due to the fact that on October 12th, 1502, Cristopher Columbus (In Spanish pronounced as Cristobal Colón), discovered Costa Rica. El Colón was not the first currency though.
US dollars are accepted in most tourist places and commercial places such as supermarkets, restaurants, gas stations and bars. If you visit places far from the tourist areas you will need Colones since dollars may not be accepted. Credit cards are accepted in most businesses.
Yes, Explora Travel offers transportation to any selected hotel from the airport. Services are generally shared unless the client requests the private service.
The departure tax costs $ 29. It can be paid in colones, dollars, or by card. Costa Rica airport departure tax has to be paid by everybody (adult, child or infant) in order to leave the country. This is payable at a special counter at each of the airports. Some airlines include the departure tax in the airplane ticket.
The country is 100% tropical, and we only have two seasons. The dry season goes from December up to Abril and the rainy season from May to November. However one of the most remarkable characteristics in the country is the fact that we can experience different microclimates depending on the region, For example: from December to April we do not have rain in Guanacaste but it may rains in the Caribbean region (Rain forest).

The first month of the rainy season (May, June, July) are still nice because it rains mainly in the afternoons, so you can do early outdoor activities and tours in the morning. August, September and specially October receive more rain, November is consider to be the transition to the dry season, it does not really rain much. Abril is the driest month and October the rainiest in the country.
High season starts at the end of November up to April, low season goes from May to October and peak season from December to April. If you are planning to come for our Peak Seasons (Christmas, New Year, Easter Week and Spring break), the best idea is to have your reservations made at least 6 months in advance.
Dial 00-506-number. For example: if you want to call Explora Travel dial: 00-506+ 8973-04-59. You can check this website:
It is not necessarily mandatory but If you are satisfied with the service you receive, you can tip tour guides, drivers, hotel bellhops and chambermaids. Tips really help employs, especially considering that wages are quite low.

In restaurants the check includes the 13% sales tax plus 10% for service. (Both are established by law ) so a tip is usually not necessary as it is included in the final price (service tax).
The water is safe in most areas of the country; however, for tourists it is recommended to drink bottled water, especially in areas outside the main cities (Central Valley).
Technically there are four, but when speaking about tourists arrivals we only count two:

Most international flights arrive at Juan Santamaría International Airport, located in Alajuela city, right outside San José. You can also arrive at Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport in the city of Liberia, Guanacaste province.

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