Costa Rican visa for Cuban citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Cuban passport holders visiting Costa Rica for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Cuban citizens to enter Costa Rica for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa Costa Rica e-visa for Cuban citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Costa Rica visa on arrival for Cuban citizens Not Available

Costa Rica tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Cuban passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Costa Rica.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Costa Rica.

If you are looking for Costa Rica visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Cuba, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Costa Rica nearest your place of residence.

  • Havana: The Embassy of Costa Rica in Havana, Cuba (Working hours: Close now)

Costa Rica visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Costa Rica diplomatic mission offices to Cuba for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Cuba traveling to Costa Rica from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Cuba) estimated Change (%)
2008 209 N/A
2009 192 -8.13%
2010 210 9.38%
2011 219 4.29%
2012 234 6.85%
2013 243 3.85%
2014 253 4.12%
2015 266 5.14%
2016 293 10.15%
2017 296 1.02%
2018 302 2.03%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Costa Rica & Cuba comparison

Costa Rica's area is approximately 51,060 km2 (19,714 sq mi), while the area of Cuba is approximately 106,440 km2 (41,096 sq mi). This means Cuba is 2.08 times bigger than Costa Rica.

As of October 2021, Costa Rica's population is ~8.9 million people - 1,880,742 fewer people than the population of Cuba.

We have highlighted Costa Rica & Cuba’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Costa Rica Cuba Difference
Population (est 2021) 8,894,748 10,775,490 1.9 million fewer people live in Costa Rica than Cuba
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 98 5 Costa Rica has 93 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Cuba.
Travel freedom (2021) 111 28 Costa Rica passport holders can visit 83 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 52 88 Costa Rican hosts 36 fewer foreign missions than Cuba.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Cuba travel to Costa Rica in one year?

The number of visitors from Cuba visiting Costa Rica in 2018 was approximately 302.

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