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Costa Rica Travel FAQs


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What forms of payment do you accept?”
All payments must be in the form of US funds. We accept all credit cards and PayPal.

Continuing Education

“Is there a written test during or upon completion of the training?”
No test is given during or after the training.

“Do I receive CE hours for this training?”
The destination training in Costa Rica is approved for 24 CE hours by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the State of Florida Board of Massage Therapy, and most other state certifying agencies.

Important Information

“Is the water safe to drink?”
Tap water is safe to drink everywhere. Bottled water is also available for purchase if you prefer.

“What time should I arrive at the airport?”
Arrive before 1:00 pm to your departure to Costa Rica
Departure back to the United States any time after 2:00 pm

“What type of clothing should I bring?
T-shirts and shorts are a good option for the warm days. You’ll want to have a sweater or sweatshirt on hand for any cool evenings, a hat, a bathing suit, and rainwear—a poncho is best. A couple of casual dress outfits are a good idea if you’d like to go “out on the town.”

“What kinds of shoes do you recommend I bring?”
Walking or hiking boots, sneakers, and sandals with straps. For other water activities, you need shorts and waterproof sandals, or shoes that you do not mind getting wet that won’t come off in the water. (Keen Sandals recommended)

“What else do I need to bring with me?”
Useful items include a flashlight, water bottles, sunscreen, a hat, a beach towel, bathing suits, a backpack, insect repellent (fragrance-free), a hooded raincoat. Please also bring one set of massage linens.

“What shouldn’t I bring?”
Massage tables will be provided! Do not bring your own table.

US currency accepted everywhere. ATM’s will be near buy.

“Do I need a Passport?”
Yes, U.S. law now requires a passport. Please note that Costa Rican law requires your passport to be valid for at least 90 days after the date you enter the country. This means that if your passport will expire within the next 90 days, you must renew it before your trip. Check with your airline or travel agent for more information. You are required to carry your passport with you at all times. If you are stopped by officials, a photocopy with your photo, passport number, and entry stamp will usually suffice and is recommended.

“Do I need shots before my trip?”
No shots or vaccinations are needed for visits to Costa Rica.

“How much is the Airport Departure Tax?”
When departing Costa Rica, you will need to pay approximately $30 non-residency departure tax at the airport. Cash, Visa, or MasterCard is accepted.

“What is the exchange rate?”
You can find the most up to date currency exchange rates at The currency in Costa Rica is called the Colon.

“Do I need trip insurance?”
We highly recommend that you purchase insurance for your trip.

“Is my $500 deposit refundable?”
It’s not refundable but it can be used for a future Destination travel (Costa Rica) trip.

About Costa Rica

“Can I use my cell phone?
Most cell phones work, however, you will need to contact your provider for assistance.

The sun rises here all year round 5:30 am and by 6:00 am everyone is usually naturally awake and alert. Sunset is around 6:00 pm all year round.

“What if I have more questions?”
We’re happy to discuss your trip with you and assist you in any way possible! Feel free to email or call 716.510.6853 (9am-7pm EST) and we will respond promptly.

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