Are you travelling to Costa Rica?

The Republic of Costa Rica is a small country in Central America situated between the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. Approximately 25% of the country’s total land area is in protected national parks and protected areas. Because of its biodiversity, Costa Rica is one of the world’s most popular destinations for eco-tourists.

Capital City: San Jose

Languages: Spanish

Population: 4.5 million

Currency: Costa Rican Colon

Entry Requirements:

  • Business and Student visa is required. Tourist visa is not required for stays up to 90 days. Canadians must have a passport.
  • Yellow Fever vaccination certificate may be required for travellers coming from countries with YF transmission.

Diseases to consider:

Travel Alerts

Check Government of Canada advisories specific to Costa Rica here.