Hotel Bula Bula - Costa Rica, Playa Grande - Lodging, Dining, Surfing, Diving, Snorkeling, Eco-Tours, and more!
Hotel Bula Bula - Costa Rica, Playa Grande - Lodging, Dining, Surfing, Diving, Snorkeling, Eco-Tours, and more!
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Hotel Bula Bula - Costa Rica, Playa Grande - Lodging, Dining, Surfing, Diving, Snorkeling, Eco-Tours, and more!
Costa Rica FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions. Costa Rica Airport Tax, Currency, VISAs, Language, Medical Care, Weather and much more...

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Airport Tax
When leaving the country there is a $26 airport tax you need to pay. When you arrive at the airport pay the tax first as you will need to show the receipt to your airline upon check in. (Please note the amount is subject to increase, this amount is as of March 2004)

Currency
The currency used in Costa Rica is the colon. Most places, especially tourist destinations, will accept American dollars. The bigger cities have ATM machines but they are not as prevalent in smaller areas. Most banks will advance money on your credit card, VISA is the preferred choice. Bigger hotels and restaurants will accept traveler’s checks. Most places that accept credit cards will charge you an addition 6% - 10% service fee.

Entering the country
US and Canadian citizens can enter the country using a valid passport. Citizens of all other countries should check with the Costa Rican Embassy in your country of residence for entry requirements.

Language
Costa Rica is a Spanish speaking country. In most of the popular tourist destinations people also speak English. We recommend brining a Spanish/English dictionary just in case.

Medical Care
In the case of any emergency or unforeseen accident Costa Rica’s private hospitals are equivalent to most hospitals in the US. www.hospitalsanjose.net.   For minor incidents there are two emergency centers within twenty minutes of Playa Grande, there is also ambulance service available if needed. The pharmacies in Costa Rica stock most major medicine and do not require a prescription. The cost for medical care is significantly less in Costa Rica than in the US but depending on your insurance coverage at home you may want to look into travelers insurance for medical coverage.

Weather
November 15th through May 15th is considered the “dry season” and the temperature is generally in the nineties with low humidity and wind. Mid May through mid November is considered the “rainy season” and the temperature is generally in the eighties with higher humidity, less wind and seasonal rainfall. Typically it rains in the afternoon for a few hours except in September and October when it can rain significantly more.


Costa Rica Surf Report, Weather Report, US Embassy, and Language Schools

Surf Report – www.crsurf.com
US Embassy in Costa Rica – www.usembassy.or.cr
Weather Report – www.weather.com
Language schools – www.spanish-wayra.co.cr



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