Costa Rica Extends Stay for Tourists from 60 Countries to 180 Days

More Time to Enjoy Paradise!

Costa Rica, renowned for its lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and abundant biodiversity, has recently made a significant change in its tourism policy. The country has extended the period of stay for tourists from a select group of countries, allowing them to bask in the beauty of this Central American paradise for an extended period.

Through a recently enacted decree, Costa Rica has decided to double the duration of stay for tourists from 60 countries, increasing it from 90 days to 180 days. This policy change is a part of the General Guidelines for Entry and Permanence Visa for Non-Residents and is aimed at bolstering the nation’s tourism industry.

Costa Rica’s decision to extend the tourist stay period is expected to have several positive impacts on both the tourism industry and the nation’s economy. Here are a few key benefits:

  1. Boosting Tourism Revenues: By allowing tourists to stay for an extended period, Costa Rica is likely to see an increase in tourism revenues. Visitors will have more time to explore the country’s natural wonders, engage in eco-tourism activities, and immerse themselves in the local culture.
  2. Encouraging Long-Term Travel: This new policy may encourage more long-term travel plans, as tourists can now take their time to explore different regions of Costa Rica at a more relaxed pace. This can result in increased spending on accommodation, food, and various tourist services.
  3. Sustainable Tourism: As Costa Rica is renowned for its commitment to sustainable tourism, this extended stay policy aligns with the country’s eco-friendly ethos. Tourists will have more opportunities to engage in eco-conscious activities and support local conservation efforts.

It’s important to note that while the visa is valid for 180 days, the driver’s license for foreign visitors will be valid for 90 days. Additionally, foreigners must demonstrate proof of a ticket for departure within the 180-day period upon arrival. It’s always at the discretion of the immigration officer to grant the full 180 days.

With its stunning natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and warm hospitality, Costa Rica remains a top choice for travelers seeking an unforgettable vacation experience. Now, with an extended stay of 180 days for tourists from 60 countries, Costa Rica is poised to capture the hearts of even more adventurous travelers looking to explore its tropical paradise.


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