Come and visit this breath-taking country. Costa Rica has beautiful scenery, exotic animals, and thousands of fun things to do. The experience described in one word is unforgettable.

About Costa Rica

The national language: Espanol (Spanish)

Official Name: República de Costa Rica
Population: 4.8 million
Capital: San José
Area: 51,100 km² (19,730 sq miles)
Currency: Colon (CRC)

Two neighboring countries are Nicaragua and Panama.

Climate and Geography

The warmest months are March and April, coinciding with the end of the dry season. The coolest temperatures are found from November through January, mostly due to the mild northeasterly trade winds, which flow through the mountains. The temperature usually stays between 60-90 degrees. Costa Rica is filled with mountains, some volcanos, and lots of forestation.

Tourists Attractions

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Arenal Volcano

This beautiful sight is the Arenal Volcano. This is an active volcano, that tourists can safely watch erupt on a daily basis. This volcano is located 90 km out of San Josè.

Manuel Antonio

Manuel Antonio, is a small National Park in the Central Pacific Conservation Area located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just south of the city of Quepos, Puntarenas. It is the destination of as many as 150,000 visitors annually and well known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails.

Cocos Island

Cocas Island is an island designated as a National Park off the shore of Costa Rica. Cocos Island is admired by scuba divers for its populations of Hammerhead sharks, rays, dolphins and other large marine species.

With mysterious rock engravings and treasures it's no wonder Cocos Island was nominated to be one of the wonders of the world. It speaks of fantastic pirate stories and treasures. This beautiful island also holds an important natural heritage with green flora and fauna species.

Some Local Expresstions

  • mae – can be used to mean “dude” between friends, or simply to refer to any man or woman
  • tico/tica – Costa Ricans are often referred to as “ticos”. This nickname is modified according to gender.
  • ¡pura vida! – means “pure life,” but more than anything, it’s a way of life and is commonly used as a salutation or exclamation

Popular Local Food and Drinks

The most common dish for breakfast is Gallo Pinto which consists of rice mixed with black beans, served with natilla (sour cream), eggs, and fried plantain. Costa Ricans usually drink a cup of coffee or fresh fruit juice with it.

Refrescos are a favorite Costa Rica beverage, resembling fruit smoothies or fruit shakes. A refresco is typically made with milk or water. Refrescos are likely to be the tastiest smoothies you've ever had.

What is Costa Rica Famous For?

Coffee

Everyone who comes to Costa Rica becomes obsessed with the coffee. The unofficial national drink of choice is found everywhere and at all times. The country’s love affair with coffee goes back to the era of the conquistadors and extended all the way to the 19th century when coffee plantations became one of the most popular economic activities in the country. Costa Rica is known for its volcanic soil which allows rich coffee varieties to grow.

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