Costa Rican visa for Guatemalan citizens

A visa is NOT required for Guatemalan passport holders visiting Costa Rica for a short-term stay: 90 days.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Guatemalan citizens to enter Costa Rica for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required 90 days
Evisa Costa Rica e-visa for Guatemalan citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Costa Rica visa on arrival for Guatemalan citizens Not Available

Costa Rica tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Guatemalan 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 Guatemala, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Costa Rica nearest your place of residence.

  • Guatemala City: The Embassy of Costa Rica in Guatemala City, Guatemala (Working hours: Close now Lunch time )

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Guatemala) estimated Change (%)
2008 63,007 N/A
2009 67,601 7.29%
2010 64,320 -4.85%
2011 67,601 5.10%
2012 67,601 0.00%
2013 63,664 -5.82%
2014 63,664 0.00%
2015 66,289 4.12%
2016 62,351 -5.94%
2017 67,601 8.42%
2018 65,633 -2.91%

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 & Guatemala comparison

Costa Rica's area is approximately 51,060 km2 (19,714 sq mi), while the area of Guatemala is approximately 107,160 km2 (41,374 sq mi). This means Guatemala is 2.10 times bigger than Costa Rica.

As of October 2021, Costa Rica's population is ~8.9 million people - 36,625,519 fewer people than the population of Guatemala.

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

Costa Rica Guatemala Difference
Population (est 2021) 8,894,748 45,520,267 36.6 million fewer people live in Costa Rica than Guatemala
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 98 9 Costa Rica has 89 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Guatemala.
Travel freedom (2021) 111 95 Costa Rica passport holders can visit 16 more countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 52 54 Costa Rican hosts 2 fewer foreign missions than Guatemala.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Guatemala visiting Costa Rica in 2018 was approximately 65,633.

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  • San Jose to Guatemala City: 885.28 km (550.09 mi)
  • Travel time: 1 hours 50 minutes

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