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 Here are some tips that may help to make your trip to Costa Rica more enjoyable:


  • Visitors need a valid passport for at least 6 months to enter to Costa Rica. Some countries also required visa. For more information you may contact the Costa Rican Embassy or Consulate closer to your place.
  • Passport is needed if you have to do any banking during your stay, or if you decide to travel to another country from Costa Rica.
  • Bring along copies of your passport I.D. page and carry them with you. Keep the original passport somewhere safe.
  • Be sure, to advice your credit card company, that you are coming down to Costa Rica. Sometimes as security, after your first charge, they block your card.
  • Some businesses donít take credit cards, and you will find ATM machines only at the major cities.
  • You will find better prices if you pay cash, so you better bring some extra. Many places donít take bills bigger than $20.00.
  • If you plan to drive, pick up a Spanish phrase book, you going to need to ask for directions. Of course, this will help everywhere.
  • If you rent a car, leave it empty. Some folks also leave the car doors unlocked to prevent broken windows. Follow the instructions the rent a car is going to advice you.
  • Don't bring pre-paid calling cards with toll-free numbers. They don't work in Costa Rica. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise.
  • If you bring electronics, Costa Rica uses 110 volts power.
  • Most of the tap water in Costa Rica is potable and there is no problem in our area whit tap water.


Mono Congo Lodge is a three stories open railed building on the Tropical Forest; young children will required close supervision. Children under 9 are free sharing room with the parents. Maximum 2 children and 2 adults per room. Some guests come to us to relax enjoying nature, others to surf, and for those who like a balance of adventure and hammock time, we can arrange just about anything you're interested in. Take a look of our Activities page for more info.  


For those who want to learn something about the locals; there are dances almost every weekend around the area and during the high season there is almost always a local celebration in a town nearby. We recommend rent a four wheel drive vehicle, it can definitely enhance your time here, especially on rainy season. Two wheel drive vehicle are recommendable for dry season only. We are happy to help you to find out the best rates and make the rental reservation for you. Mono Congo Lodge is around 4.5 hours from San Jose by car. See our maps page for directions to get here from different tourist locations. Mono Congo Lodge can be your Costa Rica connections.


Let us help you to rent a car, book a domestic flight, make hotel reservations or book your tours. Absolutely anything you need, for us will be a pleasure!  Please, visit our page for information about group and corporate packages or contact us direct by phone to (506) 2652 9261, fax (506) 2652 9260 e-mail: info@monocongolodge.com

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