Costa Rica



NameCosta Rica
Top Level Domain
.cr
Alpha2 CodeCR
Alpha3 CodeCRI
Calling Codes
506
CapitalSan José
Alt Spellings
CR
Republic of Costa Rica
República de Costa Rica
RegionAmericas
SubregionCentral America
Population4890379
Latlng
10
-84
DemonymCosta Rican
Area51100
Gini50.7
Timezones
UTC-06:00
Borders
NIC
PAN
Native NameCosta Rica
Numeric Code188
Currencies
CodeCRC
NameCosta Rican colón
Symbol
Languages
Iso639_1es
Iso639_2spa
NameSpanish
Native NameEspañol
Translations
DeCosta Rica
EsCosta Rica
FrCosta Rica
Jaコスタリカ
ItCosta Rica
BrCosta Rica
PtCosta Rica
NlCosta Rica
HrKostarika
Faکاستاریکا
Flaghttps://restcountries.eu/data/cri.svg
Regional Blocs
AcronymCAIS
NameCentral American Integration System
Other Acronyms
SICA
Other Names
Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana,
CiocCRC

Cities

San José

San José

Destinations

Aiko-logi

Wildlife Reserve in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary

Nature Reserve in Dominical

Ara Project

Zoo in Islita Area

Arenal EcoZoo

Zoo in El Castillo

Arenal Natura

Park in La Fortuna

Asamblea Legislativa

Notable Building in San José

Barrio Amón

Area in San José

Barrio Escalante

Area in San José

Baru Waterfall Tours

Waterfall in Dominical

Basílica De Nuestra Señora De Los Ángeles

Church in Cartago

Bat Jungle

Zoo in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Batsù Garden

Gardens in San Gerardo de Dota

Bosque Eterno De Los Niños

Nature Reserve in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Butterfly Garden

Zoo in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Cacao Trails

Museum in Southern Caribbean

Casa Amarilla

Historic Building in San José

Casa De La Cultura

Museum in Heredia

Casa De La Cultura

Gallery in Puntarenas

Casa Del Bosque

Nature Reserve in Rancho Quemado

Casa Del Soñador

Gallery in Orosi to Paraíso

Casa Fait

Architecture in Puntarenas

Casa Orquideas

Gardens in Playas San Josecito, Nicuesa & Cativo

Cascada Verde

Waterfall in Uvita

Catarata Manantial De Agua Viva

Waterfall in Tárcoles & Around

Catarata Río Fortuna

Waterfall in La Fortuna

Cataratas Nauyaca

Waterfall in Dominical

Catedral De La Mercedes

Church in Grecia

Catedral Metropolitana

Cathedral in San José

Cathedral

Cathedral in San Isidro de El General

Cathedral

Church in Alajuela

Cathedral

Cathedral in Puerto Limón

Catholic Church

Church in La Fortuna

Central Nacional De La Cultura

Landmark in San José

Centro Agronómico Tropical De Investigación

Gardens in Turrialba Area

Centro Turistico Las Iguanas

Bridge in Muelle de San Carlos

Centro Turístico Las Tilapias

Wildlife Reserve in Siquirres

Church

Church in Montezuma

Cinco Ceibas

Wildlife Reserve in Chilamate & Around

Cloudbridge Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve in San Gerardo de Rivas

Crocodile Bridge

Wildlife Reserve in Parque Nacional Carara

Dave & Dave's Nature Park

Wildlife Reserve in La Virgen

Ecocentro Danaus

Nature Reserve in La Fortuna

Ecomuseo De Las Minas De Abangares

Museum in Abangares

Edificio Metálico

Landmark in San José

El Castillo-Arenal Butterfly Conservatory

Wildlife Reserve in El Castillo

El Fortín

Tower in Heredia

El Mirador Centro Turistico

Viewpoint in La Cruz

Estación Del Ferrocarril De Costa Rica

Historic Building in San José

Farmers Market

Market in Uvita

Finca Cántaros

Park in San Vito

Finca Köbö

Farm in Reserva Forestal Golfo Dulce

Finca La Isla

Gardens in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Finca Verde Lodge

Farm in Bijagua

Friends Meeting House

Church in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Frog’s Heaven

Gardens in Horquetas & Around

Greentique Wildlife Refuge

Wildlife Reserve in Quepos to Manuel Antonio

Hacienda Barú National Wildlife Refuge

Nature Reserve in Quepos to Uvita

Heliconia Island

Gardens in Horquetas & Around

Herpetarium Adventure

Zoo in Monteverde & Santa Elena

ICE Building

Landmark in San José

Iglesia

Church in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Iglesia Barrio Mexico

Cathedral in San José

Iglesia De Cañas

Church in Cañas

Iglesia De La Inmaculada Concepción

Church in Heredia

Iglesia De La Merced

Cathedral in San José

Iglesia De San José Orosi

Church in Orosi

Iglesia Inmaculada Concepción De María

Church in Liberia

Iglesia San Rafael De Escazú

Cathedral in San José

Jacó Walk

Square in Jacó

Jaguar Centro De Rescate

Wildlife Reserve in Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva

Jardín Botánico Else Kientzler

Gardens in Sarchí

Jardín De Orquídeas

Gardens in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Jardines Secretos

Gardens in San Gerardo de Rivas

José Figueres Ferrer Center For Culture & History

Arts Center in San Ramón

La Agonía

Church in Liberia

La Casona

Museum in Sector Santa Rosa

La Gobernación

Historic Building in Liberia

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Gardens in Parque Nacional Volcán Poás

La Playita

Beach in Quepos to Manuel Antonio

Lankester Gardens

Gardens in Paraíso Area

Las Cataratas De Los Chorros

Waterfall in Grecia

Las Pumas

Animal Sanctuary in Cañas

Las Ruinas De La Parroquia

Ruins in Cartago

Llanos De Cortés

Waterfall in Bagaces

Mercado Borbón

Market in San José

Mercado Central

Market in San José

Mercado Central

Market in Cartago

Mike's Jungle Butterfly Farm

Gardens in Playas San Miguel & Coyote

Mirador El Silencio

Nature Reserve in La Fortuna

Mirador Orosi

Viewpoint in Paraíso Area

Montezuma Bay

Beach in Montezuma

Montezuma Gardens

Gardens in Montezuma

Montezuma Waterfalls

Waterfall in Montezuma

Monument De Los Heroes

Viewpoint in Sector Santa Rosa

Monumento Al Boyero

Monument in Atenas

Monumento León Cortés

Landmark in San José

Monumento Nacional Arqueológico Guayabo

Archaeological Site in Turrialba Area

Museo Comunitario Indígena De Boruca

Museum in Reserva Indígena Boruca

Museo De Arte Costarricense

Museum in San José

Museo De Arte Y Diseño Contemporáneo

Museum in San José

Museo De Ciencias Naturales La Salle

Museum in San José

Museo De Cultura Popular

Museum in Barva

Museo De Guanacaste

Museum in Liberia

Museo De Insectos

Museum in San José

Museo De Jade

Museum in San José

Museo De Los Niños & Galería Nacional

Museum in San José

Museo De Oro Precolombino Y Numismática

Museum in San José

Museo De San José Orosi

Museum in Orosi

Museo Histórico Cultural Juan Santamaría

Museum in Alajuela

Museo Histórico Marino De La Ciudad De Puntarenas

Museum in Puntarenas

Museo Islita

Museum in Islita Area

Museo Nacional De Costa Rica

Museum in San José

Palacio Municipal

Architecture in Puntarenas

Parque Central

Park in Liberia

Parque Central

Park in San José

Parque Central

Park in Heredia

Parque Central

Plaza in San Ramón

Parque Central

Park in Alajuela

Parque España

Park in San José

Parque Francisco Alvarado

Park in Zarcero

Parque Juan Santamaría

Plaza in Alajuela

Parque Marino Del Pacífico

Aquarium in Puntarenas

Parque Metropolitano La Sabana

Park in San José

Parque Morazán

Park in San José

Parque Nacional

Park in San José

Parque Nacional Barra Honda Caverns

Cave in Parque Nacional Barra Honda

Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo

National Park in The Atlantic Slope

Parque Nacional Cahuita

National Park in Southern Caribbean

Parque Nacional Carara

National Park in Puntarenas to Quepos

Parque Nacional Chirripó

National Park in Southern Costa Rica & Península de Osa

Parque Nacional Guanacaste

National Park in La Cruz

Parque Nacional Isla Del Coco

National Park in Southern Costa Rica & Península de Osa

Parque Nacional Juan Castro Blanco

National Park in Alajuela & the Northern Valley

Parque Nacional Los Quetzales

National Park in The Road to Chirripó

Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

National Park in Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio & Around

Parque Nacional Marino Ballena

National Park in Quepos to Uvita

Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas De Guanacaste

Park in Playa Grande

Parque Nacional Palo Verde

National Park in InterAmericana Norte

Parque Nacional Rincón De La Vieja

National Park in InterAmericana Norte

Parque Nacional Tapantí-Macizo Cerro De La Muerte

National Park in Valle de Orosi

Parque Nacional Tortuguero

National Park in Northern Caribbean

Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal

Park in Parque Nacional Volcán Arenal

Parque Nacional Volcán Poás

National Park in Alajuela & the Northern Valley

Parque Nacional Volcán Tenorio

National Park in Volcán Tenorio Area

Parque Nacional Volcán Turrialba

National Park in Turrialba Area

Parque Reptilandia

Zoo in Dominical

Parque Vargas

Park in Puerto Limón

Parque Zoológico Nacional Simón Bolívar

Zoo in San José

Parroquia Nuestra Senora De La Soledad

Church in San José

Paseo De Los Turistas

Waterfront in Puntarenas

Playa Bejuco

Beach in Islita Area

Playa Blanca

Beach in Reserva Forestal Golfo Dulce

Playa Blanca

Beach in Cahuita

Playa Bonita

Beach in Puerto Limón

Playa Cacao

Beach in Golfito

Playa Caletas

Beach in Bahía Drake to Corcovado

Playa Cocalito

Beach in Bahía Drake to Corcovado

Playa Cocles

Beach in Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva

Playa Cocolito

Beach in Montezuma

Playa Corzalito

Beach in Islita Area

Playa Doña Ana

Beach in Around Puntarenas

Playa El Carmen

Beach in Mal País & Santa Teresa

Playa Espadilla

Beach in Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Playa Espadilla Sur

Beach in Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Playa Garza

Beach in Nosara Area

Playa Grande

Beach in Montezuma

Playa Guiones

Beach in Nosara Area

Playa Hermosa

Beach in Mal País & Santa Teresa

Playa Manuel Antonio

Beach in Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Playa Manzanillo

Beach in Mal País & Santa Teresa

Playa Montezuma

Beach in Montezuma

Playa Nancite

Beach in Sector Santa Rosa

Playa Negra

Beach in Cahuita

Playa Pelada

Beach in Nosara Area

Playa Platanares

Beach in Puerto Jiménez

Playa Puerto Escondido

Beach in Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Playa San Isidro

Beach in Around Puntarenas

Playa San Josecito

Beach in Bahía Drake to Corcovado

Playa Santa Teresa

Beach in Mal País & Santa Teresa

Playa Ventanas

Beach in Ojochal

Plaza De La Cultura

Plaza in San José

Plaza De La Democracia

Plaza in San José

Ponderosa Adventure Park

Wildlife Reserve in Liberia

Proyecto Asis

Zoo in Ciudad Quesada (San Carlos)

Punta Catedral

Area in Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Punta Uva

Beach in Playa Cocles, Playa Chiquita and Punta Uva

Pura Vida Gardens & Waterfalls

Gardens in Tárcoles & Around

Queso Pacheco

Farm in Santa María de Dota

Ranario

Zoo in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge

Nature Reserve in Uvita

Refuge For Wildlife

Animal Sanctuary in Nosara Area

Refugio Herpetologico De Costa Rica

Animal Sanctuary in San José

Refugio Nacional De Fauna Silvestre Ostional

Wildlife Reserve in Central Peninsula

Refugio Nacional De Fauna Silvestre Peñas Blancas

National Park in Montes de Oro

Refugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Bahía Junquillal

Wildlife Reserve in InterAmericana Norte

Refugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Camaronal

Wildlife Reserve in Islita Area

Refugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Caño Negro

Wildlife Reserve in Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Caño Negro

Refugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Curú

Wildlife Reserve in Southern Peninsula

Refugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Gandoca-Manzanillo

Wildlife Reserve in Southern Caribbean

Refugio Nacional De Vida Silvestre Golfito

Nature Reserve in Golfito

Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde

Wildlife Reserve in Monteverde & Around

Reserva Biológica Hitoy-Cerere

National Park in Southern Caribbean

Reserva Biológica Lomas De Barbudal

Nature Reserve in InterAmericana Norte

Reserva Biológica Nosara

Nature Reserve in Nosara Area

Reserva Biológica Oro Verde

Nature Reserve in Uvita

Reserva Natural Absoluta Cabo Blanco

Nature Reserve in Southern Peninsula

Reserva Playa Tortuga

Nature Reserve in Ojochal

Reserva Santa Elena

Wildlife Reserve in Monteverde & Around

Rock Bridge

Bridge in Grecia

Ruins Of Ujarrás

Ruins in Orosi to Paraíso

Sabanero Statue

Monument in Liberia

San Luis Ecolodge & Research Station

Nature Reserve in Monteverde & Santa Elena

Santa Rosa Sector

Park in InterAmericana Norte

Sea Wall

Landmark in Puerto Limón

Sibu Sanctuary

Zoo in Nosara Area

Sitio Arqueológico Finca 6

Archaeological Site in Sierpe

Snake Garden

Zoo in La Virgen

Spirogyra Jardín De Mariposas

Gardens in San José

Talamanca Reserve

Nature Reserve in San Gerardo de Rivas

Teatro Melico Salazar

Historic Building in San José

Teatro Nacional

Notable Building in San José

Templo De Música

Temple in San José

TEOR/éTica

Gallery in San José

Tiskita Jungle Lodge

Nature Reserve in Pavones

Toucan Rescue Ranch

Animal Sanctuary in San Isidro de Heredia

Trapiche Don Carmen

Farm in Rancho Quemado

Tree Of Life

Gardens in Cahuita

Turtle Trap

Archaeological Site in Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Universidad Nacional

University in Heredia

Venado Caves

Cave in Northern Lowlands

Viento Fresco

Waterfall in Tilarán

Wilson Botanical Garden

Gardens in San Vito

Zoo Ave

Zoo in La Garita


Citizens holding valid passports from the following countries are permitted to stay in Costa Rica for 90 days without a visa:

Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Chile, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Dominica, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Norway, New Zealand, Netherlands, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal,  San Marino, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, United Kingdom, Romania, Russia, Sao Tome And Principe, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Singapore, Seychelles, South Korea, Sweden, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tuvalu, Turkey, Trinidad And Tobago, United States, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela and Uruguay. 

If you are not in the above list you may be able to enter if you have a valid multi-entry visa to enter the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, European Union countries and/or Schengen visa.

Costa Rica entry requirements

Detailed visa information for Costa Rica

Costa Rica embassies


Note: Please confirm details with embassy because policies do change with time









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