Costa Rica

Best time to visit:
San Jose: all year round. The Pacific & Caribbean Coasts dry season: Mar-Apr. The wet (or ‘green’) season: May-Nov.
Flight time:
Approx. 14 hours to San Jose
Time difference:
GMT -6 hours
Currency:
The Costa Rica Colon
Visas:

British passport holders do not require a visa for stays up to 3 months

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a paradise for nature lovers, and its size belies the amazing variety of ecosystems found within its borders. There are tropical beaches, humid rains-forests, fiery volcanic peaks, steaming hot springs and mossy cloud forests which are home to a staggering array of flora and fauna. Adventurous travelers will also love the range of activities on offer; with rafting, trekking, canopy tours, horseback riding and mountain biking available countrywide from the Pacific coast to the Caribbean.

At just a few degrees north of the equator, there’s little seasonality in temperatures so any differences are due to specific locations and altitude. San Jose in the highlands is chilly at night; the Pacific & Caribbean Coasts are hot at 28°c peaking at the end of the dry season during Mar-Apr. The wet (or ‘green’) season runs from May-Nov, but with Costa Rica’s blanket of rain-forest, pretty much the whole country can be wet at any time of year.

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