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Costa Rica has an ENDLESS number of choices to explore below and above the water. The biggest challenge in Costa…

Entry Requirements COVID-19

Fully Vaccinated Travelers and Minors Starting on August 1, fully vaccinated tourists and all minors will no longer be required…

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Costa Rica to allow entry from select U.S. states starting on September 1

Costa Rica authorities have announced initial phases for reopening its borders to residents of Select US States starting Sept 1. These analyzed and gradual are part of the first steps to revitalize the hard-hit tourism industry in Costa Rica.

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) announced that residents from New York, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Main, Vermont, and Connecticut will be allowed to travel to Costa Rica with this initial phase with additional states to follow shortly in the following phases. This announcement is in addition to the Aug 1 opening allowing citizens from Canada, the UK, and the European Union* in its first phase of reopening to international tourism.  

Costa Rica will reopen International Airports

Costa Rica will reopen International Airports for visitors from Canada, UK, and European Union.

Costa Rican officials announced on July 23 that the International airport opening programmed for midnight on Aug 1 will continue as scheduled. Flights arriving from Canada European Union and the United Kingdom and the Schengen Area

From 01.08.2020 there are entries from the EU, the Schengen area, Great Britain, and Canada by air again.

The following requirements apply to tourists:

IMPORTANT NOTE! – Information and requirements are being updated every 2 weeks. We recommend that you speak with one of the local agents prior to arrival for the most up to date information. Please speak with your local agent before filling out the form and insurance purchase as requirements may have changed.

Coronavirus Travel Update

Why Costa Rica Will Be THE Leader In Tourism Post-COVID-19.

Last Updated: July 29, 2020

Costa Rica will open its borders to tourists on August 1, 2020!

Costa Rica has announced that it will open the Juan Santamaría International Airport for San José and Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport in Liberia on August 1, 2020. The government will announce more details regarding which countries could be included and what the entry protocols will be for visitors arriving in Costa Rican after Aug 1. We will be announcing this information as if becomes available.


Join Vanessa Willing, Managing Director of Bill Beard Costa Rica, and to hear about why you should add Costa Rica to your dive travel story! Costa Rica is widely recognized as one of the world’s most biodiverse nations. The small country is sandwiched between two oceans and is home to a number of ecosystems above and below the water. Costa Rica is fast becoming a hot spot scuba diving destination, particularly along its Pacific shores. From the amazing marine life to active volcanos, Costa Rica has something to offer every type of traveler.

Costa Rica Dive Report

Orcas, Molas and Whale Sharks OH MY!! Arguably, some of the world’s best diving can be found in one of its smallest countries! The past few months Costa Rica has had some great diving. 2019 has been the year of the BIG STUFF. Multiple pelagic sightings include Orcas, Mola Mola, Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Giant Pacific Manta Rays, plus schools of Cow Nose Rays, Mobula Rays and spotted eagle rays.

Costa Rica Scuba Diving

Costa Rica Scuba Diving SIGHTED FEBRUARY 2019–Humpback whales, giant Pacific manta Rays, schooling fish, orcas, mola mola, blue marlin, pilot…


 We will be at BOOT in Dusseldorf, Germany, January 19 – 27 – 2019, Hall 13 Stand # F31.9…