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A small country with a lot to offer

This nation has bewilderingly diverse culture, climates, flora, and fauna, and landscapes range from rainforests, to dry tropical and temperate forests, to volcanoes, to Caribbean and Pacific beaches, to high mountains, and marshy lowlands. Costa Rica is an exceptionally stable and peaceful country compared to the volatile region it’s in, and is one of the world’s top destinations for nature and ecotourism. Owing in part to its comparative wealth, it can be a bit more expensive than its northern neighbors.

Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Costa Rica Entry Protocols

last update: April, 23, 2021

Special Insurance Requirement

An insurance policy must be obtained from any international insurance company that meets the following requirements:
   • Valid for the entire stay in Costa Rica (coverage dates).
   • $50,000 USD for medical expenses, including those from COVID-19.
   • $2,000 USD for lodging expenses in the event of COVID-19 quarantine.

Costa Rica Entry Requirements

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Destination Costa Rica Special Precautions or Visa Requirements

Tourist Visa for US Citizens: Not required for stays less than 90 days, but return ticket required.

US Department of State Costa Rica Information

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 Destination Costa Rica Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings

El Silencio Lodge & Spa Relais & Chateaux

EL SILENCIO LODGE & SPA
Bajos del Toro
Escape in eco-friendly fashion at El Silencio Lodge & Spa. Just 20 freestanding accommodations – built on stilts to minimize environmental impact – dot 500 acres of cloud forest (which is mostly private reserve). By offsetting carbon and using premium, planet-friendly materials, the zero-harm lodge promotes a holistic concept of tourism. A guest’s well-being derives not just from experiencing the stunning environs and unique culture of the surrounding communities, but also from taking part in preserving them. Hike to hidden waterfalls, enjoy cultural experiences, savor organic specialties, and sleep in upscale “rustic Zen” suites.

Of note: I am a Preferred Partner with this hotel. Enjoy complimentary VIP amenities when booking with me (e.g. room upgrade, early check-in, late check-out, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFi, Food or Spa Credit).

my Virtuoso Information Page

A VIRTUOSO PREFERRED PARTNER
PART OF MY RELAIS & CHATEAUX PREFERRED PARTNER PORTFOLIO


Kura Boutique Hotel Cayuga Collection

KURA BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Uvita
Contemporary and playful in design, and yet surrounded by lush rain-forest canopy, Kurà Boutique Hotel is a dynamic concept fusing sustainability and natural beauty. On Costa Rica’s south Pacific Coast, this adults-only resort overlooks Marino Ballena National Park and comprises just eight minimalist, open-floor suites with walls of windows for uninterrupted views across the rain forest and azure ocean. Lounge in a two-person hammock on the veranda, try a glass-encased shower, or the stunning infinity-edge pool. Food is grown on-site or sourced from local artisan producers; activities focus on wellness, nature, and local culture.

Of note: I am a Preferred Partner with this hotel. Enjoy complimentary VIP amenities when booking with me (e.g. room upgrade, early check-in, late check-out, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFi, Food or Spa Credit).

my Virtuoso Information Page

A VIRTUOSO PREFERRED PARTNER
PART OF MY CAYUGA COLLECTION PREFERRED PARTNER PORTFOLIO


Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo

FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA AT PENINSULA PAPAGAYO
Papagayo Peninsula
A perfect balance of comfort and luxury, Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is a magnet for those seeking an experience that energizes and indulges the senses. Located on the northwest Pacific Coast, this secluded natural sanctuary features 146 guest rooms and suites that are sophisticated retreats for today’s generation of travelers with a modern yet locally-celebrated design. The resort offers 52 Private Retreats with private plunge pools and stunning views. The newly launched Prieta Bay Residences, limited collection of exquisite estate homes and private villas replete with every comfort imaginable.

Of note: I am a Preferred Partner with this hotel. Enjoy complimentary VIP amenities when booking with me (e.g. room upgrade, early check-in, late check-out, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFi, Food or Spa Credit).

my Virtuoso Information Page

A VIRTUOSO PREFERRED PARTNER
PART OF MY FOUR SEASONS PREFERRED PARTNER PORTFOLIO


Hacienda AltaGracia Auberge Resorts Collection

HACIENDA ALTAGRACIA
Pérez Zeledón
Alberto J. Esquivel originally intended to build a modest country retreat in the foothills of the Talamanca Mountains, where his children could ride Andalusian horses through vast “fincas” and winding tropical forest trails. That original passion has grown into Hacienda AltaGracia, an unparalleled sanctuary offering unobstructed views of rolling hills or dense treetop canopy.

Of note: I am a Preferred Partner with this hotel. Enjoy complimentary VIP amenities when booking with me (e.g. room upgrade, early check-in, late check-out, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFi, Food or Spa Credit).

PART OF MY AUBERGE RESORTS PREFERRED PARTNER PORTFOLIO


The Kasiiya Papagayo Retreat

THE KASIIYA PAPAGAYO RETREAT
Papagayo
A total of just seven luxurious and handcrafted suites within the 123 acre estate ensures complete sanctuary for all guests. Each suite is exquisitely designed to allow your choice of air conditioning or the free-flowing fresh air of the jungle that surrounds you.

All 7 suites won 4 architecture awards in 2020.

PART OF MY SPECIAL PLACES PORTFOLIO

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 Destination Costa Rica Information from other trusted sources

Costa Rica WikiVoyage Page
A great resource for all the basic information you need for Costa Rica.

My Costa Rica Information Page at Virtuoso
Here is a good place to start for some additional information on quality Hotels and Activities.

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page updated: April 2021

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