Frequently Asked Questions
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There are many ways to arrive at Agua Dulce Beach Resort. Please visit our Maps and Direction Page
for all your options for traveling to the Osa Peninsula...there is tons of information, and printable maps
and directions on this link to help plan your travels when you arrive in our amazing country.
Americans do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. However, they must have a current valid passport and a
return ticket to exit Costa Rica. (Either to return to your country or to go to another country)
Citizens of other nationalities do not need a tourist visa to enter Costa Rica if they have a United States, a
European Union country or a Canadian tourist visa. Visit the Costa Rican Embassy Website for more info.
We have put together a comprehensive Packing Checklist click the link for a printable page. This is a
comprehensive list so you won't forget anything!
|DO I NEED A PASSPORT OR VISA?
Dollars are accepted everywhere. Bring $20 bills for taxi's, meals, souvenirs, etc. Larger bills can be used
for paying hotels and tours. Try to bring only bills in decent condition and not excessively torn or heavily
marked as some places may not accept them if they are in bad condition. Generally speaking, the exchange
counters in airports never offer a fair exchange. If you want to exchange money always do so at a bank.
Climate and weather are important factors to consider when visiting a country. Most people consider
traveling to Costa Rica in wintertime. December and January are perfect months for vacations in Costa
Rica - you can avoid the cold in the Northern Hemisphere and are most likely to hit good weather here.
In Costa Rica there are 2 seasons...The Dry Season lasts from November/December to the end of April,
and there is little to no rain. The "Green" or Rainy Season lasts from May until November. Mornings are
sunny and great time for tours and activities, we'll have afternoon passing showers and storms. If you
would like to see current weather conditions and forecasts prior to your visit just click the link.
There are over 4,000 species of insects in Costa Rica, and the overwhelming majority are harmless but at
times annoying. Mosquito's are the primary annoyance. Make sure to bring an insect repellent, and the CDC
recommends using an insect repellent on exposed areas of skin. The most effective compound is DEET, an
ingredient in most insect repellents. Wear light clothing that covers most of the body, keeping as much of
the skin and hair covered as practical. They are also attracted by some body odors, and for this reason they
choose some individuals over others in a crowd. Avoid fragrances in soaps, shampoos, and lotions.
The short answer is probably not, however the CDC recommends that you see a health-care provider who
specializes in Travel Medicine. Find a travel medicine clinic near you. If you have a medical condition, you
should also share your travel plans with any doctors you are currently seeing for other medical reasons.
Although water in most of Costa Rica is safe to drink, bottled water is readily available and is a good option if
you're worried about an upset stomach.
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We want you to be informed when choosing to visit the Osa and are happy to
spend the time with you answering and questions or concerns you may have.