Agent Tools & Info - Costa Rica

GENERAL INFO

Time Zone - Costa Rica is 16 hours behind AEST, does not observe daylights savings time

Seasons 
West Coast and Plateau: Dry Season (December - April), Wet Season (May - November)
East Coast: Rain is relatively constant with peaks in July and December

Peak Travel Seasons - January, April, December

Key Booking Period - January, February, August

Average Length of Stay - 4 nights

Visa Requirements (Australian Passports) - Visa exempt for a stay of up to 90 days

Events to note - Fiestas de los Diablitos: Festival of the little devils (December & February), Fiesta Palmares (January), Limon Carnival (October)

Key Airlines - American, Delta, United, Jetblue

Top selling properties
Hotel Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort
Dreams Las Mareas
Hotel Grano de Oro

INSIDER TIPS

US Dollars are readily accepted and are the standard currency in tourism - you may receive change back in Colones

Costa Ricans are very friendly and love to chat, most of the people in tourist areas speak English but it's also good to brush up on your Spanish

Unlike most parts of Central America, the tap water is safe to drink in Costa Rica