Covid-Safe Travel Options

For those that are lucky enough to be considering international travel to Costa Rica, we are happy to announce that from November 1st, all foreign travelers will be able to enter Costa Rica by air. In light of this news, we have created a collection of travel deals and tips that offer the least risk to your health and the best opportunities for enjoyment.

We are excited to venture out into the wilderness again, due to the recent lack of tourist traffic we have witnessed an increased amount of rare wildlife. And, there have been some incredible reports of animal activity throughout the country. Jaguars have been spotted during the day. Whales and dolphins have been playing even closer to shore than usual. It’s a wildlife party out there.

Safest Zones of Costa Rica

Some areas of Costa Rica are on Orange Alert due to a recent rise of COVID. The following is a list of popular tourism zones that have less than 2 active cases per 1000 people.

  1. Drake Bay (0)
  2. Puerto Jimenez & Matapalo (0)
  3. San Gerado de Dota/Quetzales National Park (0.5)
  4. Playa Carillo (0.7)
  5. Manuel Antonio (1.3)
  6. Turrialba & Pacuare (1.7)
  7. Mt. Chirripo (1.9)
  8. Lake Arenal, not including La Fortuna (1.9)
Covid-Safe Tours and Activities:

Based on the above locations, we can put together an amazing adventure for you in Costa Rica. We recommend outdoor activities, that require minimal contact with people outside your social bubble. We also suggest limiting your time on public transport and choosing 1-3 destinations only. that way, you will have more time to enjoy each region and be as safe as possible.

Covid-Safe Holiday Packages

We have put together the best prices available for our new Covid-Safe Packages. You can save $100s by booking private trips with people in your social bubble.

We are happy to customize a trip to suit your needs, so feel free to explore our “What to Do in Drake Bay” page for more ideas. Do not hesitate to contact us with any of the items on your bucket list, and we will be happy to help. Use the button below to contact us about Covid-safe packages. We are able to arrange flights, transportation, and accommodation, in addition to tours and activities.

The Complete Drake Bay

From $820 one person private.
From $320 per additional person
As low as $405 per person!


  • Corcovado Tour, San Pedrillo, Day Trip or Overnight
  • Whale & Dolphin or Fishing Charter
  • The Beach Hike with Snorkel Rental
  • Choice of Floating River Tour, Horseback Riding, or Canopy Tour
  • 6 Nights Accommodation
  • Transfers to and from Sierpe or Drake Airport
  • Stay for 2 Weeks and Add: Night hike, Kayak Rental, Cano Island, Waterfalls & Mangroves!

Two Weeks in Costa Rica

From $950 one person private.
From $450 per additional person
As low as $535 per person!

  • The Drake Bay Week Package
  • PLUS 2 additional destinations from the following:
  • San Gerado de Dota, Turrialba, Matapalo, Nicoya Peninsula, Mt. Chirripo, Lake Arenal
  • Add on acitvities such as hiking, birdwatching, white water rafting, surfing, mountain climbing, volcanoes and beaches.
  • 6 Nights Accommodation in Drake Bay
  • 3 Nights Accomodation in each of your chosen destinations
  • Transfers to and from Sierpe or Drake Airport
Best Hotels and Accommodations

Many hotels have closed indefinitely due to the pandemic. GringoCurt.com is compiling a list of accommodations that we will be working with, starting in August. We will continue to update this list as hotels decide on their financial situation. In general, we recommend private rooms or vacation rentals over dormitory or hostel-style accommodations. We would also discourage visitors from large resorts that include communal meals.

Safety Measures

At this time, it is mandatory to wear a mask or face covering while in public. Mask and plastic face-shields are readily available for purchase in Costa Rica, or you can bring your own. We guarantee that our guides will wear masks at all times throughout your tours. Hand sanitizer will also be available on any guided activities.

For any snorkeling or diving activities, we recommend bringing your own equipment if possible. However, we guarantee that shared equipment will be sterilized between each use.

We strongly suggest that you abide by social distancing measures while in restaurants, local businesses, on beaches, or on public transport. You may notice “X”‘s taped to the floor of supermarkets and pharmacies to indicate where to stand in a queue in order to maintain appropriate personal space.

You will find that Costa Rican people take these health measures very seriously, so please respect this, and protect yourself and our close-knit communities.

You can find more information about current regulations and safety measures on our COVID UPDATES page.