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Holidays in Costa Rica and Nicaragua

A wildlife haven without parallel and an idyll of cloud forests, tour Costa Rica and Nicaragua with Titan Travel and discover steamy volcanoes and glorious sandy beaches, Costa Rica is the jewel of Central America. Recognising many years ago the importance of their natural bounty, the Costa Ricans accorded great swathes of their country protected status, presenting ecologically minded travellers with their perfect destination.

Such travellers will not want to miss the Tortuguero Canals, the Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest, echoing to the exotic call of colourful birds of paradise

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Language

Spanish

Tipping

Tipping is customary for obtaining good service. For service in restaurants etc. 15% is usual .

Currency

Colon (CRC) 1CRC = 100 centimos.

Culture

Restaurants are generally inexpensive; smaller towns and villages offer local dishes, with limited international cuisine. There is a wide choice of coffee.

Phrases

Hello- Hola, Goodbye- Chau, Please- Por favor, Thank you- Gracias, Yes- Si, No- No

Timezone

GMT - 6 hours

Electricity

120V, 60Hz. 2 flat prongs in a parallel position.

Climate

The coastal regions are hotter than San Jose, and the east coast has higher humidity levels than elsewhere.

Health

For the latest country specific information please check the website for National Travel Health Network and Centre www.nathnac.org

Passports and visas

No visa is needed for British citizens to enter Costa Rica. A standard 10 year British passport is required for all holidays, which must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your planned date of return travel.

Flight time

From London to San Jose is approx 11 hours and 20 mins