In the United States or Canada, you can get basic info on Costa Rica through the Costa Rican Tourism Board (866/267-8274 in the U.S. and Canada, or 2299-5827 in Costa Rica). Travelers from the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand will have to rely primarily on this website, or call direct to Costa Rica, because the ICT does not have toll-free access in these countries.

You can pick up a map at the ICT’s information desk at the airport when you arrive, or at its downtown San José offices (although the destination maps that come with this book are sufficient for most purposes). Perhaps the best map to have is the waterproof country map of Costa Rica put out by Toucan Maps, which can be ordered directly from its website or any major online bookseller, like


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.