Useful information : When to go, Getting around...
When to go
The best time to visit Costa Rica is during the so-called “dry” season from December to April. While the Caribbean coast receives liberal quantities of rainfall all year round, the Pacific seaboard enjoys clear skies, high temperatures and a great many festive events, like the Christmas and New Year celebrations and Holy Week in March-April at San José (watch out: prices rise).
May signals the start of the rainy (or “green” season) which drenches the country in huge amounts of rain. Tourists are fewer and far between and prices are lower, particularly in August and September. Surfers will be in Seventh Heaven in the rolling waves of the Pacific but other outdoor excursions such as hiking become well-nigh impossible, due to the rising river levels and impracticable paths.
Formalities and useful addresses
"No visa required for stays less than 90 days but return ticket required.
Passport must be valid for length of stay. "
Embassy of Costa Rica – Flat 1, 14 Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3LH - [TEL] (0207) 706 8844 - www.costaricanembassy.co.uk
Embassy of Costa Rica – 2114 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008 - [TEL] (202) 499 2991 - http://www.costarica-embassy.org
Costa Rica Tourism Board – www.visitcostarica.com
British Embassy – Edificio Centro Colón - Paseo Colón and Streets 38 and 40 - San Jose - [TEL] (506) 2258 2025 - www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-embassy-in-costa-rica
U.S. Embassy – Calle 98 Vía 104 - Pavas - San Jose - [TEL]  2519 2000 - http://costarica.usembassy.gov
Health and safety
The current is 110 V, so British nationals should pack an AC adaptor.