Planning a trip to Costa Rica and, specifically, Tamarindo? You’ve probably read the books. You’ve stalked a few Facebook groups. You’ve scoured the web. Still worried you’ve missed something? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few things you should know before you visit Costa Rica:
Your Valid Passport May Not Be Valid
Bags are packed, think you’re ready to go? Not so fast! Your passport, while “valid,” may not be valid enough for Costa Rican Immigration. According to the Costa Rican Embassy, your passport must not expire for 6+ months after your date of entry. (Example: If you’re arriving on January 1, your passport must expire after July 1.) You may also be asked for proof of exit – for example, your return flight reservation.