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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the airlines that fly to Costa Rica?

What official documents do I need to bring with me on my trip to Costa Rica?

Can I rent a motor vehicle in Costa Rica?

Once I arrive in Costa Rica, what are the ways I can get to Jaco?

What are the road directions to Jaco from the airport in San JosÚ?

Where in Jaco is Apartotel Girasol located?

What is the telephone number of Apartotel Girasol?

What are the check-in / check-out times?

What is the climate like in Costa Rica?

What about tipping and sales tax?

What should I know regarding health requirements before traveling to Costa Rica?

What activities are available in Jaco?


Q: What are some of the airlines that fly to Costa Rica?

A: AA, Continental, Delta, Mexicana, KLM, Lacsa, UNITED, AIR CANADA, as well as various charters fly into San Jose daily.

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Q: What official documents do I need to bring with me on my trip to Costa Rica?

A: Passport and return ticket.

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Q: Can I rent a motor vehicle in Costa Rica?

A:Yes. In order to rent a car, you will need a driver's license, and your passport. Insurance is mandatory. Cars, vans, SUV's can be rented at the airport or in Jaco. There are numerous car rental companies such as Zuma, ADA, Budget, Avis, Economy, Elegante, Dollar, National, Hertz, Adobe.

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Q: Once I arrive in Costa Rica, what are the ways I can get to Jaco?

A: If you wish we can have a taxi waiting for you at the airport. If so, then a few days prior to your arrival, please advise us of your airline , flight number, and arrival time. Travel time to Jaco from the airport is approx. 1 1/2 h.

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Q: What are the road directions to Jaco from the airport in San JosÚ?

A: From the airport you take the road to Puntarenas. Continue 7 km from the airport and exit to the right for the town of Atenas. Continue on to Orotina and follow the signs to Jaco. Total distance from airport to Jaco 90Km.

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Q: Where in Jaco is Apartotel Girasol located?

A: Once in Jaco take any exit off the highway to the main street in town (Avenida Pastor Diaz). We are located on Calle Los Almendros, 100 meters west of the main street, at the beach.

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Q: What is the telephone number of Apartotel Girasol?

A: 506-2-643-1591 (International: 011-506-2-643-1591)

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Q: What are the check-in / check-out times?

A: Check-In time 1400h. Check-Out time 1100h.

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Q: What is the climate like in Costa Rica?

A: Costa Rica has a tropical climate. Temperature varies depending on the elevation from sea level.

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Q: What about tipping and sales tax?

A: Hotels tax is 16%. A tipping charge (10%) is added to restaurant bills.

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Q: What should I know regarding health requirements before traveling to Costa Rica?
A: Routine immunizations should be up to date.

There are doctors, dentists and pharmacies in Jaco.

It is recommended that you obtain travel health insurance prior to leaving on a foreign trip.

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Q: What activities are available in Jaco?

A: While in Jaco you can surf, golf, scuba, snorkel, go on an aerial tram, go bird watching, fish, go bicycling, go on volcano tours, white-water rafting tours, horseback tours, eco-tours and numerous other activities.

The staff at Apartotel Girasol will gladly help you organize whatever activity you wish. See our Leisure section for a listing of some of the activities that are available in and around Jaco beach.

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