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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:

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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:

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.

CurrencyCosta Rican Colón
Official language(s)Spanish
ContinentCentral America
CapitalSan José
PopulationApprox. 4.9m
Plug typePlug types A B
Driving sideRight-hand side
ClimateDry Season – Mid November to April
Wet (Green) Season – May to Mid November
LawsLocal 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.


  1. Unlimited emergency medical expenses available on Black level policies.
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