Frequently Asked Questions
All Your Questions Answered!
Immerse yourself in culture
We have tried to answer as many questions as possible here. If you have any further questions or queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with us directly.
This will all depend on the type of experience, trip or itinerary you want to book with Tuanis Costa Rica. In the case of large groups of 15+ Tuanis will need to pre-book your trip with a minimum of 30 day in advance, so that we can guarantee availability and provide you with the best experience possible during your time in Costa Rica.
Whether you are traveling with a group of friends and family, school or university colleagues, a business trip or directly through your travel agency. You can always complete the contact form to obtain more information about your trip as our representatives will be more than happy to help you book your next adventure.
There are various options to make payment, such as via international wire transfer or via direct bank deposit. For either payment method we ask for a 50% confirmed deposit in advance before starting your trip with us.
A passport is required to travel to Costa Rica. All customs forms will be given to you on the airplane. It’s recommended with any international travel that you make a photocopy of your passport and airline ticket and keep it in a separate location. Be sure to check under the Visa Section of the FAQ’s page to see if you need a visa. To expedite a passport, visit: https://www.rushmypassport.com
We do our best to ensure the safety of all participants during our expeditions. Each adventure activity is developed by experts in the field and overseen by risk management personnel. All of our third party providers local guides are trained in Wilderness First Aid and many have other technical rescue certifications.
Additionally, Costa Rica is considered the safest, most stable country in all of Central America and has quality health care should an emergency occur.
Our cultural homestays are an opportunity for our participants to stay in the home of a local Costa Rican family. Usually this means sleeping on the floor with the guides and the rest of the group in a safe and clean environment. All homes are comfortable and provide flushing toilets and clean running water for drinking and bathing. Host families benefit as they are paid for participant’s room and board. All participants will be asked to roll up their sleeves and pitch in with daily chores in and out of the home as most of the families live on farms and there is never a shortage of work to be done.
It will all depend on the start of your trip. Many visitors fly into San Jose, Costa Rica to the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) or to the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR). Be sure to give yourself plenty of time with layovers. We recommend no less than two hours.
Check the expiration date of your passport to make sure you don’t need a renewal for the trip. For U.S. passports, visit the following site for more information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html/passport_1738.html
To expedite a passport, visit : https://www.rushmypassport.com
No visa is required to visit Costa Rica if you are visiting from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican, Venezuela, Yugoslavia. A Visa is required if you are visiting from the following countries: Andorra, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Chile, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Grenadines, Greece, Guadalupe, Guyana, Haití, Malta, Martinique, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, San Marino, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Saudi Arabia, Surinam, Taiwan, Trinidad, Tobago, Uruguay, Jamaica.
All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic before departure. Hepatitis A – Recommended for all travelers Typhoid – Recommended for all travelers Hepatitis B – Recommended for all travelers Yellow fever – Required for travelers arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country in Africa or the Americas Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) – Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given Tetanus-diphtheria – Revaccination recommended every 10 years.
The Costa Rican climate doesn’t change much from season to season. The average temperatures of the country range from 21.7˚C (71˚F) and 27˚C (81˚F). The coolest months are usually around November to January, and the warmest from March to May, although it’s never far from paradise. Costa Rica has vastly different topography so temperatures, rainfall, and overall climate differ from region to region. The typical rainy season runs from May to November or December, with the dry season running from January to May. Both seasons offer amazing benefits, so any time is a good time to be in Costa Rica.