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Travel Insurance Costa Rica

Planning a trip to the paradisaic Costa Rica? Among other things, you'll need a good, sound travel insurance policy to help you enjoy your trip with full peace of mind.

Here's what you can expect from our top-quality policies.

  • Up to £10 million medical cover
  • Up to £5000 cancellation cover
  • Up to £2000 baggage cover
  • Friendly 24/7 UK based emergency helpline †
  • UK, Europe & Worldwide cover

Top 5 things to see and do in Costa Rica

1. Arenal Volcano

Steam spouts from the top of Arenal volcano is a reminder of its once-explosive nature. Now, you can explore the volcano by hiking along one of its lava trails from 1968, as well as ziplining and mountain biking.

2. Tortuguero

To experience Tortuguero, you will have to take a boat or aircraft to this north-east island. However, the opportunity for wildlife in this remote area is worth the trip; as well as caiman and manatees, it is also one of the best places to view sea turtles.

3. Monteverde

This cloud forest wraps its greenery in a damp mist, which creates the perfect conditions for numerous different species of orchid and other plants.

4. Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio is one of the most environmentally diverse national parks in Costa Rica, with both rainforest and pristine beaches fighting for your attention.

5. Corcovado National Park

Corcovado allows you to experience a wide range of wildlife at your fingertips, from jaguars in the forestry to sharks in the water.

What injections do you need for Costa Rica?

It is recommended that travellers are up to date with all routine vaccines and get a booster shot for tetanus. You should also be vaccinated against hepatitis A, and some travellers may need rabies and typhoid injections. Even if you are vaccinated, you should still take out medical travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

Is it safe to travel to Costa Rica?

You should take precautions when travelling in Costa Rica; theft of passports and money is a problem, as is drink spiking and the work of 'unofficial' taxis. To prevent this, you should be careful when using ATM machines, stay aware of your surroundings and do not leave belongings unattended.

What should I pack for Costa Rica in January?

Although January is in Costa Rica's dry season, you should always pack a light rain jacket when entering the rainforest areas. Additionally, you should pack long trousers to prevent insect bites, suntan lotion and a torch, as electricity is likely to go out, especially in remote areas.

These tips will help you to prepare for your trip and ensure that you have the necessary equipment to enjoy your time in Costa Rica.

† If you need to seek medical attention whilst abroad, please ensure that you contact the 24-hour emergency assistance service for help and advice. Full details can be found on page 4 of the policy wording.

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