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Costa Rica travel insurance

Before you buy travel insurance for your holiday to Costa Rica, there are a few things to think about:

  • The cost of your trip - if you have to cancel, it's important to know that you can get your money back
  • The activities you’re likely to be doing - if you're planning anything really extreme, we can offer you extra cover with our extreme sports travel insurance
  • How much medical coverage you have - no one wants to think about getting ill or having an accident abroad but, unfortunately, it does happen
  • And don't forget to check the latest travel advice for Costa Rica from the FCO

We can cover your kids for free!

If you’re going away with your children, we can cover them on your policy at no extra charge, whether you buy an annual policy or single trip cover.

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+44 (0)207 748 0060

For everything else, contact us.

We do pet insurance now too

So if you've got a cat, dog or rabbit that needs insuring, get them covered today.

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What is covered with travel insurance to Costa Rica?

As standard, all of our travel insurance policies cover over 50 sports and activities and if you're up to anything particularly adventurous, we have extreme sports cover as an add-on. We also consider all medical conditions and have no upper age limit, so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.

We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical expenses and hospital benefit
  • Personal accident and liability
  • Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
  • Abandoning your trip
  • Delayed departure
  • Accommodation cover
  • Scheduled airline failure
  • Personal belongings and baggage
  • Personal money, passport and travel documents
  • Legal expenses

To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Costa Rica.

Currency

Costa Rican Colón

Official language(s)

Spanish

Continent

Central America

Capital

San José

Population

Approx. 4.9m

Plug type

Plug types A B

Driving side

Right-hand side

Climate

Dry Season - Mid November to April

Wet (Green) Season - May to Mid November

Laws

Local laws and customs

Surfing travel insurance for Costa Rica

Whether it’s your first-time surfing or you’re an experienced surfer searching for the next big wave, you probably don’t want to spend too much time thinking about travel insurance for your trip to Costa Rica.

Luckily for you, you've come to right place. Surfing is covered as standard under all our policies, and we make getting insurance as quick and simple as possible, so you can get on with planning your trip to Costa Rica. Check out our surfing travel insurance page for more information and remember that, if you’re taking your own board away with you, you might need to add extra valuables cover to your policy.

Do I need a visa for Costa Rica?

As a British national you don’t need a visa to enter Costa Rica. You can stay in Costa Rica on a tourist visa waiver for up to 90 days.

You can find more information about visas and entry requirements for Costa Rica here.

Healthcare in Costa Rica

UK health authorities have put Costa Rica under risk of Zika virus transmission. This doesn’t affect you unless you are pregnant, so take care. Also, if you’re in a remote area, ambulance services may vary.

Medical care is generally of a high standard in Costa Rica, with medical care chargeable to visitors. It’s important to make sure that you have adequate travel insurance in place to cover any potential costs.

You can find more information about healthcare in Costa Rica here.

If you have pre-existing medical conditions you must declare these before you buy your policy to ensure you're fully covered.

What if I need emergency assistance in Costa Rica?

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing medical treatment or assistance while in Costa Rica, you or someone on your behalf can contact our 24-hour medical assistance team.

All our travel insurance policyholders can get access to our 24-hour emergency medical assistance team on +44 (0)207 748 0060.

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