The three beaches included in the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge, Guiones, Pelada and Ostional, will extend their visiting hours. Starting this Thursday, October 15th, these beaches can be visited Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This schedule also applies to the rest of the country’s beaches that are not included in a refuge, as is the case of Garza beach in the Nosara district.

What does remain in place is the Covid-19 contagion prevention protocol. For this reason, although the hours are extended, it is still forbidden to stay in one place, practice group sports and be in large groups.

According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health as of October 12th, Nosara registers 32 active cases for a total of 79 accumulated cases.

Another change for the community is that since the weekend, the Government approved the opening of bars; however, they may only play instrumental music and must limit their capacity to 50%.

As of October 15th, for those wishing to enter the country, the country will accept residents of the states of Florida, Georgia and Texas. Travelers from all over Central America may also enter the country by air.

In this link you will find the complete list of allowed countries and the entry requirements to Costa Rica for tourists.