Travel requirements

All visitors arriving in Costa Rica require a passport valid for more than six months. Citizens of some countries also require a visa to enter the country, so please check ahead before traveling. Camino Travel also recommends you to carry, additional to your passport, another proof of citizenship with a photo ID (for example, your…

Spa

Health and insurances

Medical services are available throughout the country and many doctors speak English. All the main cities & towns have a public hospital: San José, Cartago, Limón, Puntarenas, Ciudad Quesada (near Arenal), Nicoya, Liberia, and Golfito. Rural communities usually have small medical offices called EBAIS, where you can head to for basic attention. Before you travel…

Money issues

Nowadays travelers prefer to carry as little pocket money as possible. The amount of cash to be brought depends mostly on the places you will visit and the type of holiday you are planning. If you have purchased a holiday in which lodging, transportation, tours, and meals have been paid for in advance, then you…

Costa Rica Tourists… Don’t Feed The Manuel Antonio Monkeys!!!

This ‘feed the Monkeys’ has come to an end with a new regulation disallowing food in the park, except for persons with a medical condition requiring food at certain times. The reasoning is clear and makes sense. The monkeys, raccoons and other animals in the park are not designed to eat packaged food or even…

Why use Camino Travel?

There’s a reason we use the term “consultant” to describe our travel professionals in Camino Travel! These experts offer much more than reservation services. First and prime, says Marcela Valverde (Our Sales Department Coordinator), they can help you choose where to go by walking you through the pros and cons of destinations based on the varying interests (and ages) of the people…

Streets of San Jose in Transitarte

Costa Rica’s capital San José the next big tourist destination?

Costa Rica’s Tourism Board wants visitors to spend time not just at the country’s beaches and national parks, but in its capital city San José. The Tourism Board is launching a strategy that “aims to make San José a cultural and gastronomic attraction,” the board’s director of promotion, Ireth Rodríguez Villalobos, said Monday. The strategy is part of…

Costa Rican people in the past

History of Costa Rica

The history of Costa Rica, is quite interesting, and different. Costa Rica is one of the oldest democracies in the Americas. Since the civil war of 1948, the country has no standing army; in fact, the Constitution expressly forbids it. During the last 50 years Costa Rica has established a well-developed conservation system, not only…