Costa Rica


In Costa Rica you are welcome with your UAV. Registration is obligated


Maximum take-off weight: 25 kilo
Maximum hight: 120 meters / 393 ft.

Maximum horizontale distance: 750 meters / 2,460 ft keep the UAV in visual sight.

Minimum age: 18 years

Distance Airports/heliports: 8 km / 4.97 mi

Drone registration: obligated, you can register it here

Nigth fligts: prohibited

Prohibited: Above humans, animals, national parks, beaches, buildings, prisons, Presidential house, El Ministerio de Seguridag Publica, Arenal  

                    Volcano, La Palma Passage, Zurqui Tunnel en de El Murciélago Police training center. To fly a UAV, you must have permission from the

                    land owner.


Useful links: Q Costa Rica

                       Costa Rica Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

Contact information: / +506 22428000



Road to Irazú vulkano  (Photo: Rogier van de Kuilen)                                Top Down Shot Irazú vulkano (Photo: Rogier van de Kuilen)