Planning For Your Journey
Do I need a passport or a visa to travel to Costa Rica? All Canadian, US, and EU citizens who travel to Costa Rica for tourism and pleasure purposes need a valid passport. Please check your passport to make sure you have at least 6 months validity from the time you enter Costa Rica. If it is not, you should get your passport renewed before you come to Tambor. A visa is not required.
Is there a departure tax when leaving Costa Rica? When you leave Costa Rica, you will have to pay a departure tax of $29 USD. Frequently the departure tax is included in your ticket, if not, It must be paid at Juan Santamaria International Airport before going through airport security. The tax is payable in either Colones, U.S. Dollars, or with Visa/Mastercard.