The main difference is the amount of rain. The amount of rainfall both in the cloud forest and in the jungle. The species of flora and fauna in each can also differ.
As of July 30, 2007, the Costa Rican authorities will require that all travelers from the following countries have a yellow fever vaccination certificate: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Bolivia, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the Republic of Guyana.
Dogs and cats in Costa Rica must have a health certificate issued by an authorized veterinarian, endorsed by a veterinarian service (VS). The exam for the certificate will take place during the two weeks before traveling to Costa Rica. The necessary vaccines are: distemper, hepatitis, lestospirosis, parvovirus and rabies (for animals of 4 months or more).
Costa Rica offers different ways to legalize its status: temporary resident, pensioner, mission of foreign governments. For more legal information, contact the Costa Rican Consulate or the Association of Costa Rican residents at www.casacanada.net
At the end of 90 days, you must leave the country for at least 72 hours. Upon returning to Costa Rica, the permit will be renewed automatically for 90 more days.
If you want to use a cell phone in Costa Rica, you must bring an unlocked cell phone and you can buy a prepaid SIM card at the offices of any of the phone companies in any city in the country.
Tipping is not added to the bill or expected, but it is always very well appreciated. Our drivers are professionals with a great responsibility to ensure that your group arrives safely and securely at your destination.
Adults from the age of 18 are allowed to carry and consume alcoholic beverages. Our drivers are strictly prohibited from consuming any type of alcoholic beverage. The group is responsible for loading and unloading the bottles they bring as well any necessary clean up costs.
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