Costa Rica


San José is Costa Rica's capital.

Spanish is Costa Rica's official language.

Costa Rica is located between Nicaragua and Panama.

Costa Rica's current population is 4,872,166. The life expectancy for women is 81 years old and for men its 75 years old.


Major geographical landmarks: the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and Rincon de la Vieja.

Major Bodies of water: Mal Pais, Puerto Viejo, Playa Jaco, and Drake Bay

Major Cities: San Jose, Limon, Jaco, Liberia, Puntarenas and Grecia


Costa Rica general climate is tropical. The dry season is from December to April while the rainy season is from May to November.

The average yearly rainfall is more than 250 cm (100 in).

The average temperature range is 29–32° C (84–90° F )

Since the weather changes in Costa Rica often farmers struggle to grow their crops therefore they have to go to higher elevations (around 7,00 ft.) to be successful in farming.


Holiday's celebrated in Costa Rica Include Juan Santamaria Day on April 11, Annexation of Guanacaste Day on July 25, and All Soul's Day on November 2.

Soccer, baseball, and basketball are popular sports in Costa Rica.

Traditional clothing people for women from Costa Rica wear are dresses with no sleeves and thick, frilly ruffles sticking out from the shoulders usually in red, blue, or yellow. For men it's a plain, solid colored top and long pants.

Interesting Facts

You can drink an alcoholic beverage while driving, as long as you don't get drunk.

When traveling in Costa Rica don't rent a car at the airport, For better rates, exchange at the airport, and as soon as you step into a taxi, either check that the meter is running.

The most common animals in Costa Rica include Red-Eyed Tree Frogs, Scarlet Macaws, and White-faced Monkeys

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