Traveling to a foreign country for the first time can seem like an incredible leap of faith into the unknown. Fortunately Costa Rica is an easy place to visit, and if you’ve never been outside of the states or Canada, Costa Rica is a great destination for beginner travelers. Here are the 8 reasons why Costa Rica is a great destination for beginner travelers.
2. U.S. Dollars
U.S. Dollars are widely accepted in Costa Rica. You could pay with dollars for the entirety of your vacation if you wanted to.
3. No shots
4. No visa requirements
There’s no costly visa to enjoy Costa Rica. Just a valid passport.
6. Same time zone
7. You can drink the water
8. No layover in a foreign country
There are so many direct flights now from the United States and Canada (even Paris, France!) that you won’t have to stop for a layover in a foreign country.
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