Do US citizens need a visa to travel to Costa Rica?

US citizens do not need an entry visa to visit Costa Rica. However, they must possess a valid passport and a return ticket, ensuring departure from Costa Rica within 180 days. This departure can be either a return to the US or travel to another country. As tourists, US citizens are restricted to a maximum stay of 180 days. For extended stays beyond 180 days, you will need to apply for a visa.

For up-to-date information, we suggest reading over the FAQs on the US embassy in Costa Rica website.