By Kendall Mason
Costa Rica is the perfect destination to escape to now -- breathtaking views, pristine beaches, amazing biodiversity. If you are looking for an escape during the pandemic, then Costa Rica is the place to be for travelers looking to escape from the stress and hustle of daily life.
Allen Batista Travel has crafted the Costa Rica Travel Package to give you a memorable vacation in the tranquil rainforests of the Osa Peninsula. You’ll relax in a villa nestled in the rainforest, perfect for a safe and socially distanced vacation.
Travelling in the Pandemic
While restrictions are lifting and travel is becoming easier, it is important to remember that the pandemic is still ongoing and restrictions come with it. Don’t worry, our travel advisors will help you navigate any rules and regulations.
Costa Rica is no longer restricting any country from entering, so there’s no worries there. You’re free to fly into one of two airports: Juan Santamaría International Airport or Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport. If you prefer to travel by sea, that’s fine too, but you must enter through yacht or sailboat at one of the following marinas: Pez Vela, Papagayo, Banana Bar, Los Sueños, or Golfito.
For those traveling by plane, the Costa Rican government has not issued any restrictions upon arrival. Travelers do not need to quarantine or present a negative COVID-19 test. Sea travel comes with a little more restriction; if you have stopped in another country along the way or have not been on the boat for 14 days, you may be required to quarantine upon arrival.
Even though you don’t have to quarantine, there are a few things you have to do before going on your vacation. The first is the HEALTH PASS, which has to be completed 48 hours before departure. It’s easily accessible, you can find it online here.
Secondly, every tourist is required to purchase travel insurance, which exists to cover costs of any possible expenses that would occur if you were to contract the coronavirus while on vacation. Plenty of insurance companies qualify; the plan only has to be valid for the entirety of your stay, dedicate $50,000 for any possible medical expenses, and dedicate $2,000 for any lodging needed to quarantine in the case of a positive test result.
What To Expect in Costa Rica
Now that we’ve covered all of the logistics of traveling during the pandemic, we can move on to the fun part: what you’ll be doing on your vacation! After arrival, you’ll be taken to the Drake Bay Greenleaf. These villas are nestled into the lush rainforest, offering breathtaking views and a chance to explore the wildlife.
You’ll stay there for five nights, where you’re also given unlimited coffee and juice and three fresh and delicious meals every day. A hiking tour of the Corcovado National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas of the entire world, is included in your trip, as is a Cano Island Snorkeling Tour. You’ll get the chance to see some of the world’s most interesting and beautiful creatures up close!
Beyond these tours, there are plenty of other activities to fill your time in Costa Rica! Dolphin and whale watching tours are some of the most popular, followed closely by sport fishing. Extra options include bird watching tours, mangrove boat tours, relaxing on the serene beaches, and exploring the Cano Island Biological Reserve.
Paying for any of these activities is simple too; most businesses in Costa Rica accept the U.S. dollar! One dollar is the equivalent to 614 Costa Rican colones, another fact that makes this island the perfect vacation destination.
While you’re on the island, you’ll have the chance to taste-test some of its cuisine. Considered by many as the national dish of the country, gallo pinto is a popular and delicious dish. It translates to spotted rooster, named for the color variations that happen when its two main ingredients (rice and beans) are mixed together. Beyond this one dish, you can try plenty of other traditional foods like tamal, arroz con leche, and olla de carne. There is no shortage of tasty dishes in Costa Rica!
Now that vaccines are available and we are successfully fighting the pandemic, we’re so excited to be able to travel again. Let the experts at Allen Batista Travel help you make your first vacation perfect and book your Costa Rica Travel Package today!