At CRIE we get a lot of questions…
We accept it, mobile phones are an integral part of modern society.
If you are planning a trip to Costa Rica make sure have downloaded some essential mobile apps for your trip. What are these Essential Mobile Apps for traveling in Costa Rica, or any foreign country?
There are going to be times when you just don’t know a specific word or some phrases. You will need a translation application to help you. This application should be accurate in voice recognition and outgoing translations. If you are lost and need directions, the translation application will be your intermediary translator. If you are not sure how to pronounce a word or phrase, your translation app will come to the rescue.
We recommend Google Translate. This application works both online and offline.
Waze is the must-have mobile application. It is free to download and use.
A journaling mobile application is a perfect way to document your trip. It should have an easy-to-use interface that lets you easily create journal entries, add photos with date and location information.
You can tag your entries with labels like “Costa Rica Trip” or “Arenal Volcano,” and use the search feature to easily go back and find posts from the past.
You can review some favorite journal apps here: mobile journaling app
You don’t want to incur International mobile call fees while traveling in Costa Rica. You should download a free mobile application such as Skype or WhatsApp that will let you communicate for FREE over the Internet.
Hopefully, these mobile apps help make your travels in Costa Rica trip a bit more stress-free. If you have any suggestions of other apps you use in Costa Rica on a daily basis, let us know in the comments!