Holidays in Costa Rica

Essential information for Costa Rica

Local time


Costa Rica flag


Costa Rican colón
Official currency of Costa Rica

Do I need a VISA?

British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Costa Rica. You can stay as a visitor for up to 3 months.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Flight information

San Jose (SJO)
16 hours+
Indirect flight

Flight schedule

  • Fly with Delta Air Lines to San Jose via Atlanta

When to go

In Central America the dry season is from December to April with a wetter season from May to November, peaking in September. During the wetter months mornings are generally bright and sunny, with rain in the afternoon and evening.

Highlights of Costa Rica

With waterfalls, dramatic cloud forests and unique animal species, Costa Rica is an eco-traveller’s dream. Here are its best attractions.

Costa Rica Beaches

Food and Drink


History and Culture 

Wildlife and Adventure