Costa Rica

Costa Rica
DOCUMENTATION COSTA RICA
Passport Valid for length of stay; requires one blank page
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Proof of Insurance Liability Insurance may be required by marinas
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
Zarpe Required at checkin/out
OFFICIAL PROCEDURES  
Official Country Visa None if stay is less than 90 days
Immigration Visa Good for 90 days; must leave the country for 72 hours to renew
Required Permits Temporary Import Certificate (good for 3 months)
Upon Arrival Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Authority; Agricultural Inspection
Upon Departure Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Captain
Entry & Exit Fees: Free to $70
Notes:  
   
OTHER  
Required Vaccinations None
Pets APHIS Form 7001; Vaccinations Certificate
   
Currency: Colon

 

Crime Index Safety Index Corruption Index Corruption Score GDP Pop (M) Life Ex. Cost of Living Groc. Rest. $ Loc.Purch.P.
55.94 44.06 41 58% 11,749 4.9 79.6 62.22 63.32 48.38 44.69

Country Contact Alejandro Filloy

COSTA RICA
506 2519 2000
Calle 98 Via 104, Pavas
San Jose, Costa Rico

 

 

 
Travel Advisory
September 4, 2018

Costa Rica – Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions

Exercise normal precautions in Costa Rica. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.

           Exercise increased caution in:

  • Central neighborhood in Limon due to crime.
  • Liberia city due to crime.
  • Desamparados neighborhood in San Rafael due to crime.
  • Pavas and Hospital neighborhoods San Jose due to crime.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Costa Rica:

Central neighborhood in Limon

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

Liberia city

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

Desamparados neighborhood San Rafael

Violent crime, such as homicide and assault, is common. Police presence is limited.

Pavas and Hospital neighborhoods in San Jose

Criminal assault and homicides have been reported in these areas. Gang activity, such as territorial disputes and narcotics trafficking, has been reported in Pavas in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy.