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Useful addresses

New York

Consulate General of Costa Rica,
225 West 34 Street
Penn Plaza Building, Suite 1203
New York, NY 10122
Tel.: (212) 509-3066
Tel.: (212) 509-3067
Fax: (212) 509-3068


Embassy of Costa Rica
Flat 1, 14 Lancaster Gate
London, W2 3LH
Tel.: (44 171) 706 8844
Fax: (44 171) 706 8655


Embassy of Costa Rica
78, Avenue Emile Zola
Paris 75015


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The big hotels take American dollars. Outside tourist areas it's smart to bring local currency.

If you know in advance which places you're going to visit, you can find out online if and where there are ATM's where you can use your MasterCard and Cirrus or Visa to withdraw money.


On the coast the temperature often reaches 30 degrees Centigrade and the west coast has a lot of sun. This is the same year round.

In the mountains it can be cold, so bring a sweater. Moreover, it also rains often in the mountains, so a rain cape always comes in handy.

Safety and security

Traveling in some countries or regions can be dangerous. That isn't always a reason not to go there, but part of preparing well for a trip includes finding out about possible risks.

The CIA Factbook is a good place to look. As is the US Foreign Department site. Of course you always should consult your own country's Foreign Department web site.


Find current information on the web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Always consult your family doctor and your country's Health Department web site.

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