Business licensing in Costa Rica
These information pages can help you get started in learning about some of the laws and registration requirements that may apply to your experiences on Airbnb. These pages include summaries of some of the rules that may apply to different sorts of activities, and contain links to government resources that you may find helpful.
Please understand that these information pages are not comprehensive, and are not legal advice. If you are unsure about how local laws or this information may apply to you or your Experience, we encourage you to check with official sources or seek legal advice.
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There is no general business license required if services are provided by individuals without a physical venue. However, individuals should need to be registered before the Tax Authority.
There are the general permits required for company incorporation if services are provided by a company and a general business license is required if a physical venue.
The foregoing is additional to any specific license that the Experience may require.
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