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September 12, 2011 @ 4:00 am
Greg

how many people visit Costa Rica in a year?

Question by Spottedpelt: how many people visit Costa Rica in a year?
Hi, I need to know how many people visit Costa Rica in a year for a project. I tried to google it, but I didn’t find any thing that might help me.

Best answer:

Answer by mora
A little over 2 million people visit Costa Rica per year, per capita its the country who recieves the most tourists in Latin America.

Edit: Hernan you pretty dumb if not the dumbest person i’ve met.

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September 6, 2011 @ 11:08 pm
Greg

When is the best time to visit Costa Rica to Surf?

What’s up guys, it’s a beautiful morning here in Costa Rica. How are you doing today? My name is Bill, I’m down here in Jaco Beach and it’s absolutely incredible. I’ve worked with surf camps and surf organizations, teaching in schools and surfing around the world over the past 15 years and I’ve landed myself in Costa Rica and this is absolutely the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen- to learn how to surf or to score some perfect waves. The potential here is like

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September 1, 2011 @ 4:00 am
Greg

Does Costa Rica allow felons from the US to visit?

Question by beemerbuff: Does Costa Rica allow felons from the US to visit?
I would like to visit Costa Rica, and bring a friend who has a felony conviction from 24 years ago. Will Costa Rica allow him to visit?

Best answer:

Answer by dougger
Yes, if his current record is clean. For most violations a five year period without getting into trouble is enough. But the record keeping leaves a lot to be desired. Make sure you friend has an updated record and his name is not on the wrong lists.

If his conviction is 24 years old he may ask that the record be cleared. He may have a chance of having it lifted, depending on the severity of the crime, and where.

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August 14, 2011 @ 4:00 am
Greg

Best Places to Visit in Costa Rica

 

Having Visited Costa Rica, I have compiled a list of the best locations to visit. This list is by no means comprehensive or complete, it is just a checklist of all the places I would visit when I go to Costa Rica.

Arenal Volcano

The Arenal Volcano area is one of Costa Rica’s top attractions. Only 3 hours away from San Jos, in the town of La Fortuna, stands a majestic 1,633m volcano, known to be one of the most active

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July 20, 2011 @ 11:09 pm
Greg

Costa Rica ? An ideal place to visit

We all remain busy and usually shuffle between work and home. We always want to utilize every single spare second that we get and get to work again. Thus, this leaves us tired and weary. If you want to get out of this hectic life and enjoy a few days away from the hustles of office, go and stay at a Costa Rica luxury hotel. You will surely love this type of hotel. These luxury hotels are placed in the lap of nature and are available at various prices. You will have the

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Question by Meimi Parks: What are the necessary documents for a Philippine national to visit Costa Rica?
i have check on the internet and found no embassy for Costa Rica here in the philippines.I just want to know if they require visas for Filipinos who want to visit there for not more than 30 days.

Best answer:

Answer by daddy_ziggy
NATIONAL: PHILIPPINES (PH)
VISA DESTINATION: COSTA RICA (CR)
TYPE OF TRAVEL: LEISURE ONLY

NORMAL PASSPORTS ONLY …..
PASSPORT (MUST BE VALID AT LEAST 30 DAYS AFTER DATE OF ENTRY ) REQUIRED.

VISA NOT REQUIRED FOR A MAX. STAY OF 30 DAYS.
EXTENSION OF STAY CAN BE ARRANGED ON ARRIVAL.

MINORS: UP TO/INCL. 17 YEARS OLD MUST HOLD THEIR OWN PASSPORT, UNLESS INCLUDED IN PASSPORT (WHICH MUST CONTAIN PHOTO OF THE
MINOR) OF PARENT(S) ACCOMPANYING MINOR.

VISITOR MUST HOLD:
- RETURN OR ONWARD TICKET; AND
- ALL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR NEXT DESTINATION; AND(IF THERE’S ANY)
- SUFFICIENT FUNDS.

ENTRY REFUSED TO GYPSIES AND TO THOSE WITH “HIPPY” APPEARANCE.

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Question by VMI: Requirements for Dominican to visit Costa Rica?
What would a Dominican citizen need to visit Costa Rica for a few days?
She only has a Dominican passport.

Thanks.

Best answer:

Answer by GPapenburg
With a passport of Dominica and not other visa for the EU, the United States or Canada, a Dominican citizen may stay visa-free for a duration of up to 30 days.

Passport and/or passport replacing documents must be valid for at least 30 days after day of arrival.

Additional Information:
- Extension of stay for those who are visa exempt can be arranged on arrival.
- All visitors are required to hold:
• sufficient funds; and
• return or onward tickets.
• all documents required for their next destination.

Source(s):

http://www.klm.com/travel/ch_en/travel_information/travel_planning/travel_clinic/visaform.htm

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Rediscover Eden Â? Go Visit Costa Rica Launches New Costa Rica National Parks Section











(PRWEB) December 28, 2005

December 27, 2005 Â? Discover Costa RicaÂ?s national parks with GoVisitCostaRica.comÂ?s new Costa Rica National Parks section to get a unique perspective of what this small country nestled in the heart of Central America has to offer. Among the most visited websites on Costa Rica travel, Go Visit Costa Rica attracts tens of thousands of visitors a month making this site one of the most referenced websites by people traveling here to Costa Rica.

Offering more than just online descriptions of the 35 national parks, biological reserves, wildlife refuges and protected zones found in the country, GoVisitCostaRica.com aims to provide its online visitors with the complete Costa Rica experience. With links to pages with detailed road and area maps of Costa Rica that feature boundaries, hotels and a list of activities one can do in the region, GoVisitCostaRica.com offers a comprehensive compilation of articles and practical information about visiting the various national parks in the country.

Considered to be among the hottest tourist destinations in the world, Costa RicaÂ?s main attraction is its lush and exotic natural beauty. The ideal vacation destination for those who want to escape the crowds and be one with nature, Costa RicaÂ?s National Parks are the perfect place to leave the world behind.

Home to a diversity of tropical plants and wildlife, this small nation is often described as the most biologically intense place on earth. The habitat of around 205 mammal species, 845 species of birds, 380 amphibian and reptile species, 1,013 salt and freshwater fish and roughly 10,000 species of vascular plants, Costa RicaÂ?s national parks are also the residence of some of the worldÂ?s most rare and endangered animals such as the Scarlet Macaw, the West Indian manatee and the Leatherback turtle.

Visit the beautiful and popular Manuel Antonio National Park with its stunning beaches, or the watery forest world of the Tortuguero National Park. For those who prefer more remote wild surroundings the Corcovado National Park is the place to see. However, for a more adventure filled vacation, the Rincon de la Vieja and the Arenal National Parks with their active volcanoes are the ideal place to be.

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February 12, 2011 @ 10:07 pm
Greg

Go Visit Costa Rica Helps Plan Costa Rica Vacations



(PRWEB) March 21, 2005

San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) March 21, 2005 Â? Costa Rica is a tropical oasis with diverse rainforests, tropical beaches, and active volcanoes. It is no wonder that millions of tourists flock to Costa Rica every year. With extensive understanding of Costa Rican culture, geography, climate and amenities, GoVisitCostaRica.com offers tips to plan the ideal vacation.

Situated on the pacific coast in the northern province of Guanacaste, Tamarindo has become one of the most popular Costa Rica Vacation destinations. The province of Guanacaste is the hottest and driest region in Costa Rica. Even though there is still a rainy season in Guanacaste, it is much shorter than the other areas of Costa Rica. The warm climate and long stretches of beaches in Guanacaste combine to offer a picture perfect paradise known for its beautiful and relaxing beaches. Tamarindo lies in the center of this beach bliss.

Just north of Tamarindo is Playa Grande, also a popular destination, but for a very different reason. The beach is long and beautiful just like TamarindoÂ?s beach, but there is much more to this beach than meets the eye. At night during the months of October to February, the Leatherback Marine Turtles come up to nest their eggs in the sand. If you are here during the season, you can witness first-hand these huge marine turtles lay their eggs. It is truly a sight to be seen. You can also witness the baby Leatherback turtles hatch from December to April on Playa Grande. Make sure that you are on a tour with a certified guide as these turtles are protected and you will not be allowed on the beach without a guide. Whether you are into nature or just relaxing, Tamarindo and neighboring Playa Grande are the beaches for you.

Taking a Costa Rica vacation and not visiting one of Costa RicaÂ?s many national parks is like going to an amusement park and not riding a roller coaster. Over 26% of Costa RicaÂ?s land is dedicated to National Parks and Reserves, and Costa RicaÂ?s biodiversity is at the top among all the countries in the world. Manuel Antonio National Park is no exception to the beauty; it is located on the central Pacific Coast in the region known as Puntarenas. Even though Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the smallest parks in Costa Rica, it is truly one of the most beautiful and you are guaranteed to be awed by its beautiful beaches. Not to mention that nobody leaves this park without witnessing at least one troop of monkeys among the trees.

No Costa Rica vacation would be complete without a visit to Costa RicaÂ?s third most popular attraction, Arenal Volcano (Volcan Arenal). Arenal Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It is a perfect conical shaped volcano with a prehistoric feel to it. Here you can sit on your hotel room balcony and watch the red lava flow down the side of the volcano like cavemen did thousands of years ago. Arenal Volcano erupts many times a day consistently, making it not dangerous but spectacular to witness.

Another wonder of Costa Rica are its cloud forests where much of the biodiversity of Costa Rica lives. Monteverde, a small Quaker-founded town, has increased in popularity because of the peacefulness and immense beauty of its cloud forests. Monteverde is perched in the mountains of Costa Rica on the continental divide where you can see both the Pacific coast and the Caribbean coast.

Costa Rica is a small yet diverse country. Because of this, it is a perfect vacation destination. On a typical two week Costa Rica vacation you can visit the pristine beaches of Tamarindo and Playa Grande, view the beautiful Manuel Antonio National Park, and see the spectacular Arenal Volcano and its flowing red lava. Where will you go on your next Costa Rica Vacation?

For more information please visit www.GoVisitCostaRica.com where you can plan and book your next Costa Rica Vacation.

Contact Information:

Todd Sarouhan

www.GoVisitCostaRica.com


858-581-9209

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Question by nicoletippin: What are the best places to visit in Costa Rica with only 6 days in the country?
My husband and I will be flying into SJO airport in Costa Rica in May. We fly in Thursday afternoon and leave the following Tuesday morning. With such limited time in the country, what area should we travel to (on the Pacific) and what should we see?

Best answer:

Answer by Valerio
Conchal Beach
Los Suenos
You can go to Africa Mia
Jaco
Tamarindo

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(PRWEB) December 5, 2005

Remote and exotic, explore Southern Pacific Costa Rica and the Osa Peninsula with GoVisitCostaRica.com for a truly magical vacation filled with amazing adventures and set amid stunning lush landscapes. Rugged and pristine, this region of Costa Rica is among the premier ecotourism destinations in the country and has been called “the most biologically intense place on earth” by the National Geographic magazine. Offering unparallel beauty, Drake Bay, the Corcovado National Park & the Piedras Blancas National Park protect some of Costa Rica’s most superb natural wonders.

Home to roughly 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity, Costa Rica’s landmass is only 0.01 percent of the planet’s surface. What this fact translates into is that Costa Rica is indeed, a beautiful place to explore. With more than a quarter of the country covered with national parks and protected wildlife reserves, Costa Rica is an ecotourism haven with an astonishing and amazing variety of flora and fauna. Costa Rica vacations with GoVisitCostaRica.com encourages people to explore this country in its full glory, with the promise of the vacation of a lifetime.

With a rich heritage of being discovered by Sir Francis Drake during his circumnavigation of the globe in 1579, the gorgeous and secluded Drake Bay is prefect for those who want to explore an exotic adventure vacation in Southern Pacific Costa Rica. Surrounded by dense rainforests, a diversity of indigenous wildlife and breathtaking beauty, enjoy nature at its very best in this region. An adventure lover’s dream, Drake Bay has a variety of activities to keep one busy for days on end. Snorkel, scuba dive, hike and fish here while staying at gorgeous ecotourism lodges like the Bahia Paraiso Rain Forest Lodge, the Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, the Corcovado Adventures Tent Camp, the Las Caletas Lodge and the Proyecto Campanario for an amazing vacation.

From Drake Bay you can head on directly into the Corcovado National Park, the largest tropical lowland rainforest in Central America. Home to the country’s biggest Scarlet Macaw population, the Parque Nacional Corcovado due to its remote and virgin beauty is indeed a sight to behold. With its varied flora and fauna and primitive walking trials and paths, this park offers tourists a completely unique and different view of the natural beauty found in this tiny country. Beautiful, enchanting and gorgeous, Corcovado is home to more than 400 species of birds and 140 different animals.

A sister park, the Piedras Blancas National Park joins the Corcovado National Park to protect an important and ecologically diverse biological corridor in the Golfo Dulce. This park is home to hundreds of rare flora and fauna, while studies are still underway to determine the many undiscovered species of wildlife that life in this habitat. A wonderful getaway for the nature lover, the Piedras Blancas National Park has wonderful eco-lodges and all inclusive hotels like the Villas Corcovado and the Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge to help one stay close to the park’s many natural wonders.

An excellent alternative base camp while exploring the Osa Peninsula is to stay at the El Remanso Rainforest Beach Lodge in Puerto Jimenez. This small town is perfect for those who want to visit the Parque Nacional Corcovado as well as the Piedras Blancas National Park.

Media Contact:

Todd Sarouhan

619-347-9409

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January 10, 2011 @ 1:25 pm
Greg

What is the best time of year to visit Costa Rica?

Question by traveler: What is the best time of year to visit Costa Rica?
My sister and I would like to visit Costa Rica sometime in 2008. Does anybody know what the best month is to visit in terms of avoiding a lot of rain? I know it’s tropical and varied, but I heard some parts of the year are best avoided. What are those times to avoid? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Sar
I went to the Caribbean coast in March of 2005. All of the weather reports told us it was raining, raining, raining. When we were finally able to speak to the person at our hotel, he told us they’d been in a drought for months. The whole time we were there (7 days) it rained once at night. It is hard to get good weather info on line, your best bet is to communicate with those who are actually there.

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San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) December 19, 2006

Launching its new Costa Rica Travel Time section, Go Visit Costa Rica aims to provide tourists with accurate and precise travel time details as they tour this gorgeous Central American nation. What makes this feature so unique is that this section contains travel times to and from key cities and towns all across the country. Thus, making it easier to get from one place to the next, without any hassles or worries.

Lush and gorgeous, Costa Rica is regarded by many as one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world. Home to many rare and endangered plant and animal species, this tiny country is a wonderful getaway for those who are looking to escape to more natural surroundings. Stunning beaches, verdant forests, actives volcanoes and incredible national parks can be found all over, making it the ultimate vacation destination for many.

At just 51,100 sq km Costa Rica is almost the size of the state of West Virginia, yet it is home to an estimated 5% of the world’s biodiversity. With over 12 different ecological zones found here, this wildlife-rich country is a great place to explore. However, though Costa Rica is so small, traveling here is not easy as there is so much to see and do. By creating this Travel Time section, Go Visit Costa Rica hopes to provide potential travelers with proper travel times as they map out their dream Costa Rica vacation.

Often reaching many places can take a longer or a shorter amount of time, and with Go Visit Costa Rica’s exclusive Time Distance Chart, tourists can plan their vacation precisely and without wasting any time. Especially created so that travelers can get a more accurate picture of long it takes to get to their destination, the Time Distance Chart lets visitors move from town to town with total and complete ease.

Whether travelers are staying in the cosmopolitan of capital San Jose or the beach resort town of Tamarindo, Go Visit Costa Rica’s Time Distance Chart shows them exactly how long and how far they are from their next destination. As well as showing the distance between various cities in miles as well as kilometers, this chart also shows how long the journey can take by car plane or bus. Thus, simplifying any visitor’s vacation plans.

A great feature, this Time Travel section is the first of many new elements Go Visit Costa Rica plan’s on introducing in the near future in their website.

Summary

Looking to provide tourists with accurate and precise travel time details, Go Visit Costa Rica aims to make it easier for travelers to get from one place to the next with its new Costa Rica Travel Time section. Containing a detailed Time Distance Chart for various key cities across the country, this section offers a great way to planning a stress free vacation.

Contact:

Todd Sarouhan

858-581-9209

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San Jose, Costa Rica (PRWEB) May 24, 2005

GoVisitCostaRica.com announces a summer itinerary of Costa Rican adventures and activities.

Have you ever wanted to zip through the rainforest canopy like Sean Connery in the “Medicine Man?” If so, then Costa Rica and its famous Canopy Tours can offer you your dream vacation. The activities in the small yet beautifully diverse country of Costa Rica don’t stop there the country offers hundreds of different types of activities to do on your Costa Rica vacation. They range from Canopy Tours and hiking the rainforest to surfing and white water rafting. For the golf lover Costa Rica is host to a variety of courses throughout the country.

Canopy Tours have recently become one of the most popular activities in Costa Rica. On the tour, you are hoisted up to a platform in a tree about 50 feet up, securely tied to a zip line and then sent flying to another platform in a tree via a zip line. The small Quaker community of Monteverde is where the first Canopy Tours began, and have since spread out all over the country. This is truly an adrenaline filled experience that should not be missed.

July is a great month to experience some of the more traditionally popular activities like surfing and white water rafting. Surfing peaks on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica; this is when swells from the South Pacific produce some of the biggest and best waves of the year. These waves come into beaches like Pavones and Matapalo as well as beaches in the north like Tamarindo and Playa Grande just to mention a few.

White Water Rafting is also great at this time of the year. The rivers are overflowing from the previous months of rain and, in July the weather clears up from the rainy season and forms what is known as the “Veranito” or the little summer in Costa Rica.

Sportfishing is another popular activity in Costa Rica. The months of June and July on the Pacific and the Caribbean Coast are the best times to experience this deep ocean activity. There are many types of fish catch ranging from Dorado, Wahoo, Roosterfish and Tarpon.

Costa Rica is a country rich with nature and where there is nature there is adventure. Adventure Travel activities in and around Costa Rica are so plentiful you are sure not to run out of things to do.

For more information please visit www.GoVisitCostaRica.com where you can plan and book your next Costa Rica Vacation.

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Todd Sarouhan

www.GoVisitCostaRica.com


619-347-9409

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(PRWEB) December 28, 2006

Visit the new Costa Rica National Park section on Go Visit Costa Rica to discover the amazing biodiversity of this small country. With more than 26 national parks and scores of nature reserves, refuges and protected zones, this section provides extensive and comprehensive coverage including detailed area maps and other images of the various national parks in Costa Rica.

With more than a quarter of Costa Rica’s total land area protected zones, this tiny country has the distinction of being among the most biologically diverse and wildlife rich places on earth. Home to over 10,000 species of plants and trees, 205 animal species and 845 species of birds, Costa Rica is rightly called a nature lover’s paradise. The flora and fauna here is truly incredible as it is varied.

The new Costa Rica National Park section not only offers in depth descriptions of all the national parks in the country, but also provides links to other areas of the website from where travelers can not only make tour plans, but chart out their entire vacation. Seeking to provide visitors with the best that Costa Rica’s national parks have to offer, Go Visit Costa Rica has on hand accurate maps and images to refer to as well.

Also offering a detailed list of activities that one can enjoy in the area, along with accommodation and transport rental options, site visitors can even check for the online availability of these places as well as compare rates and read customer reviews. Providing direct online reservation facilities, prospective travelers can even book hotel rooms and plan excursions in advance.

Visit the Costa Rica National Park section to check out details on the ever popular Manuel Antonio National Park with its stunning beaches, or the amazing Corcovado National Park with its wild and remote environs. Get thorough data on the fiery Arenal Volcano and its national park or research information on the historical Parque Nacional Santa Rosa. Whatever the kind of national park, Go Visit Costa Rica offers ample info.

Created so that potential visitors can find whatever they require all in one place, the Costa Rica National Park section aims to compile all the essential information a traveler needs, to make a well informed decision about the vacation he or she would like to enjoy.

Summary

Lush and magnificent, the national parks of Costa Rica are some of the most beautiful on the planet. With its new National Park section Go Visit Costa Rica brings to the forefront the 26 national parks that can be found across the country, which play host to a plethora of diverse and amazing wildlife.

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Todd Sarouhan

858-581-9209

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