Frequently Asked Questions
1.Do I need a Visa before I come to Costa Rica?
-No, your visa is the stamp they give you in customs. Usually, they give everyone a 90-day tourist visa stamp.
2.Which airline flys to Costa Rica?
-There are many airlines going to Costa Rica daily: Spirit Airlines, Jetblue, American Airlines, Aeromexico, United, Delta, Avianca, Copa Airlines.
3.What do I need to bring?
-bathing suits, fast drying clothes, rain gear, bug repellent, sunscreen, shoes for hiking, flip flops, water shoes, flashlight, hat, sunglasses, dry bag, ziplock bags for electronics and liquid toiletries, camera, batteries, long socks, casual clothing.
4.Are there banks or ATMs in Drake Bay?
-No, there are no banks or ATMs in the area, please bring with you all the cash you need. Most hotels, restaurants, and supermarkets do take debit and credit cards.
5.How to get to Drake Bay from San Jose?
Directions to Drake Bay from Juan Santamaría International Airport. (SJO)
-Fly with SANSA or Nature Air from SJO to Drake Bay(45min). Then take a cab from the airport to your hotel.
-Private Taxi from SJO to Sierpe(5 hours). In Sierpe you take a boat* to Drake Bay(1 hour).
-Rent a Car.
Drive from SJO to Sierpe and take the boat* to Drake Bay.(~6 hours)
From the SJO airport take a cab to Tracopa bus station(20-30 min). Then take a bus along the coast to Palmar Norte or Sierpe(5 hours). The Sierpe bus only leaves from the Tracopa station at 8:30 am. If you take the bus to Palmar Norte from there you take a taxi to Sierpe(20min). Then you take a boat* from Sierpe to Drake Bay.
*The public boat only leaves Sierpe at 11:30 and 3:30.