Costa Rica FAQs
The FAQs section answers most questions you may have pertaining to your Costa Rica vacation, including cancellation policies, additional trip information, and what to expect.
Shops and restaurants will be fine with US dollars in most places. But if you plan on paying with a Credit Card make sure you let your CC company know you will be traveling.
Yes, although, it is difficult to predict travel times in Costa Rica. The terrain, road-work, traffic, or a sloth crossing the road can cause delays.
We allow children 12 years and older to participate in our Costa Rica vacations.
Yes, all meals are included throughout the trip.
Front Royal Outdoors and our partners at the POC Lodge offer a shared cancellation policy. Please view it here!
Not at this time. However, if you reach out to us we can recommend a third party to provide you with this service.
No. Flights from varying departure locations could not be accommodated within our packages.
No. Your departure can originate anywhere in the world in order to reach San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) Airport on first day of your vacation.
Yes! We provide delicious snacks throughout each day if you get hungry.
Varying from day to day, medical facilities are on average 90 minutes away. If you have a pre-existing condition or medical concern, please reach out to our travel experts to discuss your condition in more detail.
Private bathrooms & private rooms are available to all guests at each accommodation throughout the trip.
Please discuss all medical conditions or pregnancies prior with a physician prior to booking your trip.
There are bugs, but most guests don’t mind them. Insulation doesn’t exist in Costa Rica. Therefore, most places are open-air. For reference, bugs are worse in places like Florida.
The evenings and mornings will be cooler than you’re expecting. Please pack accordingly. The fluctuation in temperature in the tropics is from day to night. Other than that the temperatures are similar all year round. While it doesn’t get cold it can bet in the high 60’s in the evening or early morning.
Sunrise is 5:30 am and sunset is 6 pm. Costa Rica sits only 8 degrees above the equator so the sunrise and sunset is almost the same all year.
Tips are included in restaurants but tour guides are accustomed to being tipped. This is confusing. Restaurants already have 10% included. You are welcome to leave another 5% or 10% as we do in Virginia but locals just do the 10% already included. Tour guides working in the tourism industry do work for tips.
Wildlife is small but it can get LOUD! The Rainforest has more species than anywhere else because they have mastered the idea of not being seen by predators. Your guides will be able to find wildlife but it’s not all out in the open like the African Savana. But don’t let this fool you. The Rainforest can get loud with howler monkeys and many different species. A bit louder than Virginia at night but it’s music to our ears!