- Central Pacific Coast
- Northwest Costa Rica
- Puerto Limon
- San Jose Costa Rica
- The Caribbean Lowlands
Costa Rica Travel Health Advice
There are no vaccination requirements for Costa Rica. As a precaution, vaccinations for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and typhoid are recommended for travel to Costa Rica. There is a risk of malaria in some areas of Costa Rica year-round and advice should be taken on which areas are currently risky and what precautions and medication you should take to protect against the disease. Water in cities is generally safe but it is advisable to buy bottled water, especially outside the main towns where there is a risk of contamination. Dengue fever is one of a number of diseases carried by insects that also occur in this region, especially during the rainy season; protection against insect bites is the best prevention. Medical services are reliable in cities and the standard of hygiene and treatment is very high.
View information on diseases:
Become our Costa Rica Travel Expert
We are looking for contributors for our Costa Rica travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Costa Rica or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.