Your Insider Guide to the Long-Awaited Return of Travel to Costa Rica!
Can you believe we have almost made it to the end of 2020? It has been a year full of ups and downs and curveballs from all directions, and I don’t think any of us could have guessed how everything would turn out at the beginning of the year. But here we are – as things slowly return to normalcy, we are absolutely thrilled to announce our official re-opening date of November 15th. The countdown is on! And the wait is over – it is finally possible to get back on a plane and book a dreamy Tamarindo vacation package. Here are all the must-know details for travel, protocols, and promotions we have going on to celebrate our return!
So how is travel going to look in this new age moving forward? Although Tamarindo with Corona Virus looks a bit different, it is still the same gorgeous gem it has always been and has been named one of the best places to visit post-pandemic.
Since August 1, Costa Rica has gradually allowed tourists from select countries and states to come and visit. Since November 1st, anyone who meets a series of requirements can visit Costa Rica! We are starting to see more and more tourists arrive as the flights are increasing. In fact, according to the Travel Tracker Adara, warm-weather destinations such as Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and the Virgin Islands are some of the most booked destinations for the holidays!
The entry requirements are specific and carefully thought out, but with a bit of planning, they are easy to follow. Originally, Costa Rica required a COVID test but have since pulled that back and only require the following. With simple protocols as these, warm weather, and reasonable flights Costa Rica is becoming a hot destination!
- Purchase travel medical insurance that covers COVID-19 related hospitalization and unexpected lodging expenses.
- Complete an online epidemiological form, known as the Health Pass.
- For more information on up to date requirements contact us!
Upon completing the Health Pass, the website will generate a QR Code that you must save and show Costa Rican Immigration Officials upon arrival. Take a screenshot of this code or use the download button to save a copy to your device. A copy will also be emailed to you.
Your flight experience will vary by airline, but you can expect mask requirements for the duration of the flight. Some airlines have been blocking out middle seats or otherwise spacing out passengers, but everyone is doing it a little differently. However, cleanliness and sanitation are of the utmost importance and you can feel confident knowing that your safety is the priority for all of us!
Although it takes a bit more thought, all of these protocols are in place to keep travel possible, beaches open, and the country of Costa Rica safe and healthy so that tourists and locals alike can get back to normal and enjoy everything that Costa Rica has to offer. Costa Rica handled the pandemic with great ease, enforcing an early lockdown, and keeping their case numbers low. It is something to be proud of, and it is important to keep it up so that things just keep getting better! With just a little bit of planning ahead and making sure you meet the requirements, you can have a quick, easy, stress-free arrival in Costa Rica.
To read all of the details and get the official description of the entry requirements, follow this link: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements.The Liberia airport is the best place to fly into to get to Tamarindo. While San Jose is also a good option, it just takes a bit longer to get from the airport to our location, sometimes also adding extra costs. But Liberia is just a short 1-hour drive from our hotel and surf shop, and we also have drivers and shuttle options that we can help you out with! Liberia airport has been doing a great job of keeping things safe during this time. They have been extremely careful to follow all protocols and work with all of the airlines flying in to make sure the whole experience is seamless, safe, and clean!
Here is a list of AIRLINES currently flying to Liberia:
- American Airlines
- Alaska Airlines
- Air Canada
American Airlines has one-way flights from LAX to LIR from November 15th through Christmas starting at just $192!
Or, arrive from New York on United or American through the same dates for $175.
If you are looking to travel at the beginning of December from Miami, there are United and Air Canada flights starting at $162! With the wide variety of airline and flight options all working tirelessly to make sure their flights are efficient and safe, there is really no excuse to not get down here and soak up the sun as soon as possible!
Once you touch down, we will do everything we can to give you the best Tamarindo vacation package! We are following all of the protocols that the government has put forward including wearing masks, socially distancing, and providing sanitation gel at the shop entrance and at the hotel reception counter. For hotel stays, we have a detailed self-check-in system to minimize personal contact, and we are keeping the dorm room closed until further notice. Private groups are encouraged, and we will be doing our best to keep groups separate both in the surf shop and in the hotel.
If you are coming to Costa Rica to surf, we have surf lessons if you are a beginner or board rentals of all shapes and sizes if you want to paddle out on your own! We also offer a wide variety of amazing tours and activities to experience from snorkeling and ATV’s to a relaxing catamaran cruise.
If you are coming to Costa Rica to just relax and enjoy the culture, then take advantage of our beachfront boutique hotel rooms for an amazing place to stay. The location truly cannot get better. Located downtown on the main street in Tamarindo and right across the street from the beach and the best wave to surf, you are walking distance from everything you could possibly need on your Tamarindo vacation!
Or if you want to combine and get the best of both worlds, book a Tamarindo Surf Camp with us, and not only will you get to stay in the beachfront hotel, you will have daily surf lessons, food, transportation, photos, and more!
And now for the good stuff – PROMOS!
To celebrate the opening on November 15th, we are offering a special 15% off deal to inspire travel and get everyone excited! This is valid on all surf lessons and board rentals. Come take advantage of this awesome deal. After such a long time cooped up inside, what better way to get back out and about than an epic Tamarindo surf camp?
We also have an extended stay offer where if you book 5 surf lessons, you will get each of them for only $30! This is quite the steal. If you are going to make the trip down to Costa Rica, it is definitely worth dedicating a bit of time to surfing – Tamarindo is known for being one of the best places to learn how to surf in the world! We know you will want to stay awhile to take advantage of everything this beautiful country has to offer.
As we close in on the end of the year, it is the perfect time to put together an incredible Tamarindo vacation package. We will be here to help you every step of the way, making sure you understand the travel requirements and get to experience everything you want to see here in Costa Rica. You have two months to take advantage of this ability to travel and experience something new to end the year with amazing memories! We are so happy to see our town coming back to life – restaurants are re-opening, live music is resuming, markets are returning, and roads and infrastructure are being fixed and improved so that Tamarindo can be at its best to welcome you back with open arms! With the holidays just around the corner, this is the perfect chance to plan a trip with your family or friends to spend some quality time together in a place that is safe, beautiful, and full of fun things to do and things to see. We absolutely cannot wait to welcome you back to paradise! Pura Vida!