Do I need a Negative COVID test to Enter the US from Costa Rica?

It has finally happened, after months, the U.S. along with CDC has officially lifted the law requiring all outbound travelers to present a negative covid test, this means you no longer have to worry about finding a place to quarantine or a specialized center to make your covid testing while still abroad.

The Biden administration has confirmed the rescission has gone into effect since the 12th of June. Many hospitality establishments have expressed relief since this law has affected businesses left and right across the country and some internationally, being able to travel without the hassle feels like some sort of dream, doesn’t it? Well, it’s real now.

But what does this mean for your trip to Costa Rica?

In short words this means the hassle of going back to the U.S. is no more, you won’t have to worry about going to a center to get a covid test, do a quarantine, and of course, you would get rid of the extra expense you would assume by doing this. Costa Rica has been open to tourists for a while now and more and more are coming to enjoy the beautiful scenery and blooming nature.

It is always hard to plan a trip when there are many stepbacks on the road for it, getting discouraged is one of the most common signs because yes, traveling shouldn’t be that hard, but sadly in the times we’re living in this is what it has come to but no more. Now as the U.S. allows entry without a negative covid test it all seems a bit easier.

With this now we are able to worry only about the amount of sunscreen we have packed! 

Now, what to do?

Enjoy some amazing adventures all around the world, and yes, we have a place where you can enjoy both nature and the intrepid atmosphere, Costa Rica!

Hesitate no longer to enjoy this magical paradise, with many offers on the table it might seem hard to choose but we will make it all simpler with an easy rundown on why Costa Rica should be your next travel destination.


Nature and adventure in one place

It is no wonder that Costa Rica is one the most beautifully diverse country in the world, with almost 75% percent of plants and animals being local. You will be wowed by the immense beauty this land holds. Visiting places like the Arenal Volcano and the Pacuare River is a must on this trip.

Top-notch lodging

When planning a trip the thing we are most eager to do it’s to find the perfect place for our perfect holiday and in Costa Rica you’re not short on incredible places, the lodge at the Pacuare Outdoor Center is one brilliant place, some say the best well-kept secret when it comes to lodging, located in the valley of Turrialba above the Pacuare river, this magnificent place leaves no box unchecked for your needs

Rich culture  

It is a given that Costa Rica is one culturally rich country, with many areas protected and locals booming in all towns you will feel like you stand out but never like you’re out of place “Ticos” are so friendly they will make you feel like family and like family, they will show the best care in the world so at the end you don’t feel like a stranger.

One kind of experience altogether

Being able to enjoy both culture and nature along with incredible adventures makes your trip to Costa Rica one of the best choices you’ll ever make. The best people and staff are here to guide you in your experience. There is no reason for you not to come and now with rescission on the negative test entry requirement, there are no explanatory reasons not to book your adventure now!

Costa Rica is one place of wonders and seeing it is believing it so do not haste any longer and plan your trip now! It’s the time!


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POC Camp

The POC camp is an extension of the POC lodge and while the POC Lodge is located with vast views of the Pacuare River Canyon the POC Camp is down on the river’s edge. While it might not have the view of the POC Lodge it sits on one of the calmest sections of the river making the POC Camp home to one of the river Pacuare’s best spots for taking a swim and relaxing on the river’s edge.

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POC Lodge

Started in 2011 is the POC lodge. If you haven’t figured it out by now POC lodge is our own lodge and what we like to call the “baby” of the P.O.C. Adventure Company. We wanted a lodge on our favorite part of Costa Rica which is the Pacuare River and with the help of locally harvested supplies and labor, the POC Lodge was born.


This is a 180-acre property that runs over 1 mile of the Pacuare River. Our goal has always been to offer as much comfort as possible without steering too far away from our roots of just roughing it on the river’s edge. Our lodge has hot water, a splash of luxury in the rooms, and 5-Star service and attention to our guests.

Our favorite part about the lodge is that we built a short hike up from the river’s edge. We know we have the best views of the Pacuare River canyon and unfortunately pictures don’t even do it justice.

Arenal Paraiso, Arenal

Have you ever wanted to stay the night at the base of an active volcano? Well here is your chance. The Arenal Paraiso is located at the base of the Arenal Volcano with breath-taking views of the perfectly cone-shaped volcano.

Here at Arenal Paraiso’s, you will enjoy the beautiful property which offers much more than just a view. The property has numerous bungalows that offer a splash of luxury while surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. After a day of adventure, you will love making your way back to relax or hang out in the pool at Arenal Paraiso.

Shawandha, Caribbean 

Located at the edge of the white sandy beaches of Costa Rica sits the Shawandha lodge.  A perfect blend of eco-style luxury along with the sounds of the ocean and vibrant ambiance of the rainforest.

Shawandha lodge is set up with individual bungalows made out of local wood. You will be sure to wake up to the sound of the local residents such as the howler monkeys and green macaws. After your day of adventure, you will have a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful swimming pool at the Shawandha Lodge.

Hotel Villa Florencia, Turrialba

Located in the valley of Turrialba surrounded by sugar-cane plantations and views of the smoking Turrialba Volcano sits an old plantation home that has been renovated into a beautiful small hotel named Villa Florencia.

This is a great hotel with a beautiful pool and plenty of space to take long morning or afternoon hikes. The Villa Florencia hotel is a chance to enjoy luxury while feeling like you stook back in time. While you are in the valley don’t forget to look up as the Turrialba Volcano can often be seen doing small eruptions from across the valley.

Casa Turire, Turrialba

Casa Turire has been one of our favorites since we started. The grounds are some of the lushest you will find anywhere in Costa Rica. Casa Turire sits in the valley of Turrialba surrounded by mountains and the beautiful Turrialba Volcano. The most amazing part about Casa Turire other than its great restaurant and home-made sugar cane ice cream is that it sits on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Angostura offering great morning hikes, birding, or SUPing around the lake.