When to go
The best time of year to visit Costa Rica is between December and May. Central America has a long rainy season, though the characteristic of these months tends to be bright sunny mornings, followed by afternoon showers. September and October can be quite rainy. On the coast and at lower altitudes, it is hot and humid throughout the year.
There are no direct flights from the UK. Iberia flies from Madrid to San Jose and a number of US airlines fly on a daily basis via their hubs in the US.
GMT -6 hours
British passport holders do not require visas to enter Costa Rica, though if you fly via the US, the ESTA will be compulsory.
There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter these countries. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and refer to this useful NHS website
for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination.