Costa Rica Travel Requirements
What you need to get to our resort during COVID-19
Last Update: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Figuring out the who, what, where, when and how of traveling during these crazy times can be challenging. So to help you prepare for your trip to Costa Rica, and ensure you meet the necessary entry requirements, here are some helpful resources.
Is it safe to surf during COVID-19?
As with anything it is important to practice precaution, but thanks to the uncrowded atmosphere of Nosara, and more specifically Playa Guiones (the beach where guests of our resort surf), everything is ideally suited for staying safe while surfing. Under normal circumstances our spot at Playa Guiones is ideal for beginner surfers, but it is especially well suited for adhering to Coronavirus safety protocols as it provides ample room to spread out and surf at safe distances from one another.
Are you open during COVID-19?
YES! Our surf resort is currently taking reservations and as of November 7, 2020 is open to guests.
Will I be able to return home?
Yes. If you are a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident you can return to the United States from Costa Rica. In order to re-enter the U.S. you will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Please consult the top of this page for more info on fulfilling this requirement and to see the services we provide to help you do so. Prior to boarding your departure flight you will need to show documentation related to your result. For more information regarding your specific return destination, we recommend contacting your airline after booking your return flight. You can also find up-to-date travel information to and from the U.S. here.
What is your cancellation policy?
We want you to come on your trip and will work with you to make it happen, either now or in the future. Should you need to cancel for whatever reason and the cancellation is made 60 days prior to your reservation date, we will transfer your deposit payment of $500 for a future trip. If you cancel your reservation after 60 days prior to your trip and we can sell your room, you can use all the money paid towards a future trip. If we are not able to resell your room, your deposit payment of $500 will be forfeited and the remaining balance can be used towards a future trip. Please note we do not offer cash or credit card refunds — no exceptions. So please make sure you are committed to the trip and have read our read our Booking Policy before committing to any trips.
For more answers to common questions about our surf lessons and camps check out our full FAQ page.
We are firm believers that surfing has the power to heal and bring us closer together, even when we need to stay six feet apart. In the best of times and the worst, it comforts, rejuvenates, and invigorates. The world is facing a lot right now, but surfing can be a sanctuary and we want to share in it together with you.
Safety first is the motto of Corky Carroll’s Surf School, both in and out of the water. We want to ensure you can enjoy your trip to Nosara without concern. So our goal during these crazy times is two things: to stay safe and have fun. We’ll do our hardest to take care of the first and we’ll let the waves provide the second.