Travel Information

El Salvador citizens travelling to Costa Rica

Citizens of El Salvador that are travelling to Costa Rica can travel without a visa.

What to expect in Costa Rica

⛅ warm weather
🤝 friendly locals
🐌 Below average wifi
🏖️ beaches
⚡ Above average wifi

Common Tourist Questions

🥘 Do I need to tip?

No, you are not expected to tip at restaurants and other service businesses.

💰 Should I carry cash?

No, you don't have to carry cash with you. Credit cards are generally accepted. This may not be the case in smaller cities so you should double-check when you land.

☎️ Where do I get a SIM card from?

Some popular telecom companies are

Movistar, and Kolbi


💦 Can I drink tap water?

No, you cannot drink tap water. Bottled water is recommended.

🚕What do I use to get around?

We currently don't have information on ride-sharing services. Local taxis may be the best option. Check with local authorities upon landing.

Exchange Rates

The primary currency is CRC.

1 SVC = 65.007942 CRC

To put that in perspective, the average dinner will cost you roughly $6.19 USD.

Visa Status

A Visa is not required for citizens of Costa Rica. Tourists are able to visit without a visa for a certain amount of time.

Notes and Passport Validity

Ensure that your passport is valid for 90 days past your travel date.

Safety and Security

Do not travel.

We now advise all not to travel overseas at this time, due to the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel. This includes to Costa Rica. If you’re already overseas and wish to return to Australia, we recommend you do so as soon as possible by commercial means. Costa Rica has confirmed cases of COVID-19 and has cancelled most mass gatherings for at least two weeks or until further notice. Follow the advice of local authorities and check with the nearest embassy or consulate of Costa Rica to confirm the latest entry requirements. We now advise you to: Do not travel to Costa Rica.


These values are calculated by computing the average scores that we have available to us across all cities in Costa Rica. In some cases, they may not be completely accurate.

Internet Speed (2.53 / 5)
Safety (2.52 / 5)
Cost of Living (3.91 / 5)
Average Hotel Cost

$73.50 USD / night

Average Dinners

$6.19 USD

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