Raining Season = Low Season?!
The answer is no! Low Season is not the same as our Raining Season. The low season in Costa Rica starts slightly after Easter Week each year and that means lower tourist numbers in Costa Rica, better deals and emptier beaches and National Parks, but it does not mean that we will have rain every day. There is a raining season in each destination of the country and the period depends on the region. Normally it means that we can expect great sunny mornings and some refreshing rain showers in the afternoon. But hey, the rainforest would not be as green and lush without a little rain ;) Check back with us on weather conditions for your travel period upon booking, but do not get scared off by online weather forecasts. Trust in the local expert :D
Check your Passport
I love cultures and like everyone to get to know my amazing country and please every inch and every miracle. However, this will not happen if you have to cancel your stay last minute, because of visa or passport issues. It is really important for you to check far in advance on the expiration date of your passport which should be valid for at least 6 month starting from the date you enter Costa Rica. Also, please check on the requirements of your home country to enter Costa Rica to avoid any last minute surprises.
What to pack & what you better leave at home!
Good question! Be practical - Ale Tours is about adventures. If you choose to travel with me, it is because you do not just want to lay on a pool in a big 5 star resort, but really get to know Costa Rica, the Jungle, the Waterfalls, Adventures and unforgettable experiences. Therefore - Must-Brings are: Good Hiking Shoes & clothes if water-proof even better, Sun hat, Bikini, Camera, Leisure Clothing for the beach days and sandals, a small hiking backpack is always an asset too.
What can you leave at home: Sun block, Insect Repellent and your Spanish translation books and maps. I will have everything handy for you and be besides your naturalist and adventure guide and driver also your Spanish teacher! Pura Vida my friends - Travel light!!!
A very common question always. The USD is widely accepted in Costa Rica, so there is no need to get the local Currency Colon before you arrive. There are ATM´s always along the route where we can stop to get cash and also credit cards are widely accepted including VISA, MasterCard as well as AMEX.
HOW TO GET READY FOR THE PURA VIDA VIBRATION
Travel planning to a foreign, exotic country can be fun, but when it comes down to the tinny bits & pieces of preparations, we thought it to be "Pura Vida" to provide you with some answers to some frequently asked question we received.