Costa Rica visa requirements for Filipinos

Travel and visa requirements

Costa Rican Visa is not required for Filipinos

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • The Costa Rican visa policy permits the Philippine nationals to visit Costa Rica on visa-free.
  • The visa-free policy allows Philippine citizens to stay in Costa Rica for up to 90 days.
  • The duration of stay can be extended beyond the given days, incurring an extension fee.
  • Your international passport must be valid for at least six (6) months above the date of your entry into the country, and you must leave at least two blanked pages on your passport for necessary stampings.
  • Proof of round-trip or onward ticket should be made available before your arrival into the country.
  • Airport(embarkation) tax is levied on all travelers except passengers traveling through these following flights: Aeromexico (AM), Air Canada (AC), Air France (AF), American Airlines (AA), Air Panama (7P), Alaska Airlines (AS), Avianca (AV), British Airways (BA), Condor (DE), COPA (CM), Delta Airlines (DL), Edelweiss (WK), Iberia (IB), Interjet (K8), JetBlue (B6), KLM (KL), Southwest Airlines (WN), Spirit Airlines (NK) or United Airlines (UA) and these following people are also exempted from paying the airport tax: Transit passengers continuing within 12 hours, Holders of diplomatic passports, Members of US Government agencies (with official passports).
  • The time zone used in Costa Rica is (GMT-6), hence, The Philippines is positioned to be 13 hours ahead of Costa Rica.
  • Estimated flight time to travel to San Jose, Costa Rica from Manila, Philippines is 22 hours, 15 minutes.
  • Flights traveling to Costa Rica are Philippine Airlines, Delta, Alaska, Avianca and United Airlines.
  • The telephone code of Costa Rica is (+506) for both local and international communications.
  • The official currency used in Costa Rica is Costa Rican Colon denotes (CRC), and its capital is San Jose.
  • The importation or exportation of either local or foreign currency is not restricted. However, only US Dollars are accepted for exchange in the country.
  • Your luggage will be cleared on your first entry into the Costa Rican airports, except that of the transit passengers.
  • Coming into the country with arms and ammunition must all be declared at the airport and must properly examined by the airport police.
  • Passengers traveling with their pets require a valid good health and rabies vaccination certificate.
  • Spanish is the national and official language spoken in Costa Rica. Some languages such as Creole-English and Jamaican Patois are also spoken along.
  • Catholicism is the predominant Christian religion practiced by 76% of its population, while Evangelical Christianity, Jehovah's Witness and Protestant Christian are also exercised in  Costa Rica.
  • Costa Rican climate is usually hot in the coasts and mild around the plateau areas.
  • Costa Rica has various nutritious meals that are highly rich in nutrients and which you will enjoy when you visit the country. Some of the delicacies are Rice pudding, Tamale, Olla de Carne, Chifrijo, Cassado, Gallo pinto, etc.
  • San Jose's Museum, Beaches, diverse, wildlife and rainforest, Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve, La Fortuna' Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfall and the beguiling destinations for tourists to visit in Costa Rica.
  • Power plugs used in Costa Rica is usually 2-pronged flat type, 110 Volt of electricity with 60Hz.
  • Costa Rica is a developing country, and its population is estimated to be 5 million people currently.
  • Banks in Costa Rica closed operation on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Frequently Asked Questions


How much does Costa Rican airport tax cost?

Costa Rican airport tax also known as embarking tax is levied on all travelers and it costs $29 USD.



Is Costa Rica an island country?

Costa Rica is not an island because of the countries(like Panama and Nicaragua) that bordered it. 


What are the major natural resources that Costa Rica has?

Costa Rica does not have many natural resources. But abundant agricultural land is considered its major resources.


What are the Costa Rica major economic sectors?

Agriculture, electronics exportations, tourism are its basic sectors, while the exportation of Coffee and Banana dominate its economy.