We’re not experts on everything in Costa Rica. We are passionate travelers who have spent significant time in the country. We love to share our travel tips and advice to help you have the best possible time there. Drop us a message below with any questions and we’ll normally get back to you within 24 hours.
Is Costa Rica safe?
YES! Costa Rica is considered a safe country to visit, with a reputation for its friendly locals, stable political climate, and low crime rates compared to other countries in Central America. While petty theft happens, like anywhere, using common sense and taking basic precautions can help ensure a worry-free trip. Check out our post on what NOT to do in Costa Rica 🙃
Is it worth renting a car?
We 100% recommend renting a car when visiting Costa Rica. It offers the freedom and flexibility to explore the country at your own pace. With a car, you can easily access remote beaches, charming towns, and stunning national parks that might be difficult or time-consuming to reach using public transportation. Additionally, driving in Costa Rica is relatively straightforward, with well-maintained roads in most tourist areas. Just be prepared for occasional unpaved roads and always exercise caution, especially during the rainy season. Check out our guide to renting a car in Costa Rica.
What if I don't speak Spanish?
If you don’t speak Spanish, don’t worry! English is widely spoken in most tourist areas of Costa Rica. You’ll find that many locals, especially those working in hospitality and tourism, prefer to speak English so they can practice. Knowing some basic Spanish is helpful but it’s not a requirement for enjoying your time in Costa Rica.
What is the minimum time needed in Costa Rica?
The minimum time to enjoy Costa Rica can vary depending on your preferences and interests. A 10-day trip is generally a good starting point. It allows you to visit multiple regions and experience the country’s diverse landscapes and activities. While shorter trips can still be enjoyable, they may require more selective planning. Our shortest trip has been 4 days, but that’s not really enough time unless your travel day is minimal. We’ve found that 7-10 days is our sweet spot.