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See “The Best Websites About Costa Rica” in chapter 1 for some helpful suggestions about where to begin your online search. 3 Entry Requirements & Customs re-enter Costa Rica on a new entry ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Citizens of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and most European nations may visit Costa Rica for a maximum of 90 days. No visa is necessary, but you must have a valid passport, which you should carry with you at all times while you’re in Costa Rica. Citizens of Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand can enter the country without a visa and stay for 30 days, although, once in the country, visitors can apply for an extension.
The courses are ungraded, involve no homework, and often focus on the liberal arts. They’re 37 not luxury vacations, but they are fun and fulfilling. Elderhostel runs regular educational trips to Costa Rica for travelers age 55 and over (and a spouse or companion of any age). Most tours last about 3 weeks, and many include airfare, accommodations in student dormitories or modest inns, meals, and tuition. Due to its temperate climate, stable government, low cost of living, and friendly pensionado program, Costa Rica is popular with retirees from North America.