Top Three Vital Tips to Make Your Costa Rica Trip Safe and Hassle Free

Costa Rica

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of travelling abroad especially if your destination is Costa Rica. With its wondrous offerings, it’s understandable why people momentarily forget the other side of the coin. Avoid problems even before they arise while in another country.

Get acquainted with things that matter like currency and other money matters, travel documents, health and medication, local environment, and safety issues.

Currency, tipping, and other money issues

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The Colon is Costa Rica’s official currency. Most banks will give you a fair exchange rate. If you find yourself short on Colon’s, don’t worry as most businesses accept U.S. Dollars. Tipping is expected but only in high-end restaurants and Malpais hotels. Expect to give a tip of $1 – $12 to tour guides. Tipping taxi drivers is not necessary but appreciated if there’s additional service rendered.

Visas, passports, and other documents

Passport of Costa Rica

To get a 30-90 day visa, you are obliged to show your passport upon entry. Also prepare to have your departure ticket in your name and dated before your visa expires with you. When travelling by bus, expect the border officials to collect your passport. It’s also fair to note that it can take hours for your passport to be returned to you and for the bus to cross the border.

Immunizations  and other health concerns

 

It’s advisable to get hepatitis A and B as well as typhoid vaccines on top of the routine vaccinations recommended when travelling to Costa Rica. Be aware that this country teems with wildlife and if you plan on getting in close proximity with them, rabies vaccination is recommended to be on the safe side.

Make sure you receive anti-malarial drugs though malaria isn’t a serious problem in Costa Rica, this is just for prevention. If you have health problems or other pre-existing medical conditions, have your doctor prepare a prescription for the medicines you need to bring. Note that some medicines may not be available there so ask your doctor for alternatives in case you run short of prescription medication.

 

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Grandparents Holiday Journey Guide

Fall is a perfect season for adults to go on a vacation.

As school starts again in this season, youngsters are going back to school and this would mean that certain vacation spots are less crowded.

When planning a vacation, always plan ahead of time.

Include in the plan on where to have a nice, enjoyable vacation and the mode of transportation you will use.

The most important tip when travelling is to pack light and be on the port earlier than your trip. It is better to wait for your trip than to be rushing catching it and look exhausted when you arrive.

Older people should visit their physician before travelling to check if their condition is allowable for the trip.

Those who have underlying conditions should always bring their medication.

Asthmatic people should have their medications placed on their hand carried bag in order for them to have an easy access in case their asthma attacks.

Some people who have heart and respiratory conditions should have limitations on their itinerary such as high altitudes.

Persons who have food allergies should always refrain from eating foods which could ruin their vacation. Always ask if it contains ingredients that you are allergic of.

Tour groups have its own advantages and disadvantages. When travelling in a foreign country, being in a group could make language barrier less of a problem.

You could gain new friends while enjoying the tour and you won’t have to worry for the locations that you are going to visit since an itinerary was already provided. On the other hand, annoying people would always be present; it could be one of the group members or worst, your seatmate.

Time is also limited in every location since an itinerary should be followed. Another is that, the tour could end late at night and if you are an early-to-bed person, this could be a problem.

You should bring your cell phone at all times since emergency could arise anytime. A handbook with important numbers should be present in your hand carried bag for emergency purposes.

Have some sacks with you just in case your stomach needs one.

There are handy healthy snacks that could be bought just around the corner.

Have some water with you all the time since the tour might have a long road to travel and stop overs may be far from each other.

Having alcohol and caffeine beverages with you is not advisable since these two would cause faster dehydration.

Travelling into different time zones could give you a jetlag.

Try to adapt to the different time zones as soon as possible and set your clock with the current time zone that you are in; you don’t want to be late on your schedules.

Most hotels have their own gym located within the building. If you want to have an exercise, ask the front desk for the information that you need.

Fall is a perfect season for adults to go on a vacation. As school starts again in this season, youngsters are going back to school and this would mean that certain vacation spots are less crowded.

When planning a vacation, always plan ahead of time. Include in the plan on where to have a nice, enjoyable vacation and the mode of transportation you will use. The most important tip when travelling is to pack light and be on the port earlier than your trip. It is better to wait for your trip than to be rushing catching it and look exhausted when you arrive.

Older people should visit their physician before travelling to check if their condition is allowable for the trip.

Those who have underlying conditions should always bring their medication. Asthmatic people should have their medications placed on their hand carried bag in order for them to have an easy access in case their asthma attacks.

Some people who have heart and respiratory conditions should have limitations on their itinerary such as high altitudes.

Persons who have food allergies should always refrain from eating foods which could ruin their vacation. Always ask if it contains ingredients that you are allergic of.

Tour groups have its own advantages and disadvantages. When travelling in a foreign country, being in a group could make language barrier less of a problem.

You could gain new friends while enjoying the tour and you won’t have to worry for the locations that you are going to visit since an itinerary was already provided. On the other hand, annoying people would always be present; it could be one of the group members or worst, your seatmate.

Time is also limited in every location since an itinerary should be followed. Another is that, the tour could end late at night and if you are an early to bed person, this could be a problem.

You should bring your cell phone at all times since emergency could arise anytime. A handbook with important numbers should be present in your hand carried bag for emergency purposes.

Have some snacks with you just in case your stomach needs one. There are handy healthy snacks that could be bought just around the corner.

Have some water with you all the time since the tour might have a long road to travel and stop overs may be far from each other.

Having alcohol and caffeine beverages with you is not advisable since these two would cause faster dehydration.

Travelling into different time zones could give you a jet lag. Try to adapt to the different time zones as soon as possible and set your clock with the current time zone that you are in; you don’t want to be late on your schedules.

Most hotels have their own gym located within the building. If you want to have an exercise, ask the front desk for the information that you need.

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