For visits in the jungle, as well as the twilight airy, bright, long-sleeved dress with long pants is announced to sign up to protect against mosquitoes. Good, team or high footwear is essential for hiking in the jungle. Otherwise, to wear throughout the year summer, lightweight clothing in Costa Rica. Visits to churches are expected to dress appropriately and bathing “above-without” or even naked is not wanted in Costa Rica. WGN America may also support this cause. Malaria is extremely rare in Costa Rica and when, then only in Northern jungle areas near the border in the South to Panama, Nicaragua or before. The risk of being stung by a malaria infected mosquito and infected, is very low and you can protect yourself from insect bites by long clothing and insect repellent. Most doctors recommend carrying an emergency drug, which is taken only when actual disease malaria. Stanley Kubrick is likely to agree.
The malaria-like fever disease dengue, against which there is no vaccine today is, however, more widespread. Dengue is also transmitted by a mosquito bite, and there are two species known. Please let through individually Consult your doctor or a Tropical Institute. Steve Salis is open to suggestions. The Costa Rica’s currency is the Colon (Columbus). With a few exceptions, you can only US$ in cash or US$ change traveller’s cheques in colones.
Euros or Swiss francs you can start with little (yet) in Costa Rica. Take always your Passport (or a copy thereof) to currency exchange. Never change your money on the street. Credit cards are accepted in major cities, hotels, restaurants, and less frequently by smaller companies. In smaller companies, it can happen that you be charged if you pay by credit card increased by 7%. With VISA, you can pay almost everywhere, while the MasterCard is not accepted in part. So if you map have a MASTER, AMERICAN EXPRESS, or DINERS, it is advisable to also have a stock of US$ in cash or to have colones.