Frequently Asked Questions
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Please visit our Maps and Directions 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, Canadians and countries in the European Union do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica. However,
you must have a current (not expiring in less than 6 months) and valid passport and a return ticket to exit
Costa Rica. (Either to return to your country or to go to another country) Generally speaking, Citizens of
other nationalities do not need a special visa to enter Costa Rica. A tourist visa will be issued upon arrival.
Check with your embassy to make certain before you arrive. You can also check this cool site VisaMapper
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! It's not the prettiest page I've made but all the info is there.
|DO I NEED A PASSPORT OR VISA?
Dollars are accepted everywhere, so you should not need to exchange money unless you want to. When
paying in Dollars, oftentimes you will receive change in the local currency...Colones. Bring a lot of $10 and
$20 bills for taxi's, meals, souvenirs, etc. Larger bills can be used to pay hotels or tours. Try to bring bills in
good condition and when exchanging money, always do so at a local bank. Never exchange at airport kiosks.
The current exchange is about $1 Dollar = ₡530 Colones. (May 1, 2015) Agua Dulce charges in Dollars for all
Cash or Credit Card Payments.
Agua Dulce Beach Resort accepts only Visa and Mastercard. Sorry, no Travelers Checks. You will find that
these cards are accepted widely throughout Costa Rica. You may run into problems with AMEX, Discover, or
other cards. Always ask the vendor in advance of payment to avoid problems.
There are 2 banks and 3 ATM's in Puerto Jimenez. Credit or Debit cards can be used to withdraw cash
anytime. It is highly advisable before you leave to contact your banks and credit card companies and let
them know that you will be traveling abroad. You will avoid countless hours of hassle by following this advice
to avoid your card(s) being suspended by your bank(s). You should have copies of all your cards, front and
back, as well as all your travel documents, and passports.
|PRACTICAL ADVICE ABOUT MONEY AND CREDIT / DEBIT CARDS
Climate and weather are important factors to consider when visiting any country. Most people consider
traveling to Costa Rica in wintertime. December through April are perfect months for vacations in Costa
Rica! You can avoid the cold in the Northern Hemisphere and are most likely to hit perfect weather here.
In Costa Rica there are 2 seasons...The Dry Season lasts from November/December to the end of April. It is
almost always sunny and great time for tours and activities. The Green Season is May through November.
Don't fear the Green Season! Do we deluges of rain? Yes. Is it constant, absolutely not. Most days you will
find beautiful mornings with passing afternoon showers and storms. Most tours and activities take place in
the morning anyway...and it is usually less expensive to travel during this time.
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.
At Agua Dulce Beach Resort we are very proud of our water system! We draw our water from a natural
underwater aquifer. It is purified through a sand and particle filtration system, then our state of the art UV
filters knock out any bacteria, and the final stage is a softening system that makes for incredible drinking and a
beautifully lathered shower. The water in most of Costa Rica is safe to drink, bottled water is readily available.
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|DO I NEED AN ADAPTER TO CHARGE MY PHONE?
The voltage and outlets in Costa Rica are the same as the USA and you will not need any adaptors. If you are
from Europe or elsewhere you may need an adaptor. Here is a cool link I found...a Global Guide to power.