Costa Rica Travel Tips
Some Travel Tips If you know some Spanish, use it.
Costa Rica has some of the most beautiful beaches in the
world, but not all are safe for swimming. It is strongly recommended
not to pass the spot where the wave breaks if you are not able to
touch the ground with your feet. If you feel you are drifting into
the sea with a current it is highly advised to stay calm and not
to panic. Let the current take you to calm water and then swim calmly
to shore. DON?T fight the current!!! people had drowned down here
because they got exhausted swimming against the current- Fast
current leads to Calm Water. read more on rip tides
Bring a photocopy of your passport. Carry the copy with
you leaving the original in a safe place.
San Jose is the crime capital. Try not to look too rich?
don?t show of your flashy jewelry and take only the money you will
need for the day. Keep track of your purse, wallet and backpack.
In general, cars do not yield to other cars or pedestrians.
Costa Rica is not your hometown; respect the locals? privacy
Smile and be Happy, you are in PURA VIDA (pure life) land.
Taxes & Tipping
By law, all hotels are required to include 13% sales tax and 3.4%
tourism tax on all room charges. In restaurants, a 10% gratuity
is added to the check. As in most countries, it is the custom to
leave an extra tip for good service. Tour guides, hotel bellboys
and maids generally receive a tip for their services. There is an
airport departure tax of approximately $26.00 per person.
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