Why do I need travel insurance for Costa Rica trips?


A nature lover's paradise, Costa Rica’s breathtaking biodiversity, lush rainforests, and pristine beaches beckon American travelers in search of a taste of “pura vida,” or the “simple life.” Before setting off on your new adventure in Central America, consider getting travel insurance to help safeguard your finances from unforeseen expenses.

Why? Even with the most diligently planned itinerary, you never know what may happen during your trip to Costa Rica. While enjoying your scheduled plans, you may find yourself unexpectedly slipping off your surfboard at Tamarindo Beach, dealing with a canceled flight to La Fortuna Waterfall, or discovering your luggage is damaged upon arrival in Dominical. If you’re faced with an unforeseen obstacle that comes with surprise expenses during your Costa Rica vacation, travel insurance from Travelex may help you recover unexpected out-of-pocket costs.

So, if you’re dreaming of watching monkeys jump between trees in the rainforest or snorkeling at Caño Island Biological Reserve, don’t forget to keep protection in mind and consider travel insurance for your Costa Rica journey.

  • Top benefits of having travel insurance for your Costa Rica vacation

  • Travelex travel insurance for Costa Rica trips can offer coverage that may go above and beyond the main travel benefits you need. Think about getting travel insurance for your Costa Rica vacation with Travelex so you have a protection plan backed by specialists that can assist when it’s most essential.
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Reasons to choose a Travelex plan for your Costa Rica vacation


Life can surprise us with unexpected challenges, including while we’re exploring Central America. For example, a relaxing roam through the rainforest can quickly become stressful if a spider monkey scratches your arm. Should unfortunate circumstances arise while you’re in Costa Rica, you’ll have a caring team ready to support you with medical and financial obstacles you didn’t anticipate.

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24/7 assistance

Get travel assistance around the clock while you’re in Costa Rica – whether you’re exploring San José, swimming in Manuel Antonio, or bird watching in Monteverde.
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Expertise on the go

While you’re in Costa Rica, use Travelex’s Travel On app for instant security notifications, location advice, and tap-to-call travel assistance, so you can stay safer while abroad.
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The Travel Select plan can be complemented with five optional upgrades that cater to your unique trip, so you’ve got the coverage you need in Costa Rica.

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