To enter Costa Rica, European citizens require a passport with a validity of at least six months after their arrival in the country. Maximum stay authorized without a visa is 90 days. Also, if you travel via the United States, regulations for that country should be taken into consideration.
The main requirements to enter Costa Rica are:
- Passport valid for six months upon entry
- Entrance and departure ticket
- No European country, except Russia, requires a visa to enter Costa Rica.
Juan Santamaría International Airport is the main airport of Costa Rica. It is located in the province of Alajuela, 18 km from the capital city of San Jose. This terminal has won several awards including: Third Best Airport in its category and fourth best airport overall in the Americas.
The Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, also known as Liberia International Airport, is the second largest airport in Costa Rica. Located in Liberia, Guanacaste, the Liberia International Airport is about 217 km (135 miles) northwest of the capital city of San Jose. It functions mainly as a hub to serve the growing number of tourists who come to enjoy the great sunny weather and spectacular beaches of Guanacaste and the Nicoya Peninsula. Arriving at Liberia International Airport is the fastest way to get to places like Tamarindo, Playas del Coco, the Papagayo Gulf, Playa Flamingo, Playa Samara and the Las Baulas (Leatherback sea turtles) Marine National Park.
- Taxis Airport-San José: US$15-$20.
- Buses Alajuela-San José (5 a.m. – 10 p.m.), stop at the airport
every 30 minutes.
- Departure tax: US$29.00 per person.