PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP:
A valid passport, birth certificate or voter´s registration is required for U.S. Citizens.
The country has a large fleet of taxis, easily identified by their red color. In rural areas taxis are fourwheel drive.
BANKING AND CURRENCY:
The colon exchange rate fluctuales with the U.S. Dollar. Dollars can be exchanged at the bank or at most hotels. Major credit cards are widely accepted.
- Spanish is the native language. English is frequently spoken.
- Costa Rica is on Central Standard Time and day-light saving is not observed.
- 110 volts, nationwide service.
- Pure and suitable for drinking throughout the country.
The tone here is casual wear – it is not necessary to dress up to go out to dinner. Comfortable light-wight is best. In the higher parts of the country when visiting San Jose The volcanoes or Monteverde, temperatures are cool and sweaters or light coats are suggested.
DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
Unless specified, meals are not included in our programs. Food is moderately priced and the local cuisine is excellent. Fresh vegetables, corn meal tortillas, rice, beans, and fried planains are a speciality. Seafood is plentiful and a daily catch is featured on most restaurant menus. Costa Rican coffee is among the world´s finest.
Almost ideal all year-round, the climate is a moderate 72´F in the highlands. Lowlands range from the low 70´s F to high 90´s F. Evenings in San Jose are free of humidity, and beaches are cooled by ocean breezes. Rain may occur in mid-afternoons for short periods of time.