Costa Rica Travel - 6 Tips - Know Before You Go YTT - Drishti Online Yoga Teacher Training | USA | Canada | UK | Germany


6 Travel Tips to Know Before You Go Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica

Here are 6 Costa Rica Travel tips to know before you go on your 2016 Costa Rica Yoga Teacher Training. Being prepared is one of the most important things when you’re traveling for an international yoga retreat. If you have any questions please make sure contact us and we’ll be sure to get back to you quickly!

Visa, Passport, & Travel

You need a valid passport to enter Costa Rica. Your passport must be valid one day beyond the date that you enter Costa Rica. Passports must contain at least 1 blank page. You do not need a visa to enter Costa Rica and can stay 90 days per visit.


The local currency is the Costa Rica Colones and it is the most widely accepted currency in most establishments. The US dollar is sometimes accepted as well. You can exchange cash, traveler’s checks, and use your debit and credit card in Tamarindo through ATM’s, exchange centers, and banks.

costa rica yoga teacher training travel tips

The local language is Spanish, and although many people speak English, the Ticas appreciate it when we try and communicate with them in their own language.

Internet Situation

There is internet and WIFI at many places throughout Tamarindo. Most cafes have it available. That said, it can be spotty and go out periodically. As a traveler in another country it is our duty to remain patient and remember not everything is as is back home, which is after all the beauty of traveling.

Travel & Medical Insurance

No health documents are required to enter Costa Rica but medical & travel insurance is recommended. Please check in with your local travel clinic for traveling in this area. Pharmacies and clinics are available in Tamarindo should you need any medical supplies. The medical facilities are excellent and of high standards in Costa Rica.


There are no specific immunizations required to enter Costa Rica, however it’s always a good idea to be up to date on vaccines like Hep A, Tetanus, measles and other routine vaccinations. It’s your responsibility to check with your doctor or local travel clinic before leaving home and determine what’s best for you.

Traveling in Costa Rica before or after your yoga teacher training?