Facts about Costa RicaFacts about Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a little tropical paradise between two oceans. Hardly any other country has such an abundance of plants and animals on such a small terrain. 25% of it's area is protected by national parks. Active volcanos, hot springs, rain and cloud forests, mountain rivers, spectacular waterfalls, subterranean caves, coral reefs, mangroves, amazing caribbean and pacific beaches and a fascinating animal world invite you to discover and enjoy.

Costa Rica has the oldest democracy in Latin America, a working social system, responsable environmental laws and is the only country in the world that has no army. The relaxed 'pura vida' lifestyle of the 'ticos' and their hospitality towards visitors make it one of the safest top destinations in Latin America.

Area:

51.000 km

Capital:

San José

Language:

Spanish

Population:

aprox. 4.8 Million, only in the San José area: 1.5 Million

Climate:

Dry Season: December - April, Rainy Season: May - November

Temerature Average:

between 23 degrees Celcius (mountains and central area) and 30 degrees Celcius (beaches)

Money:

1 US Dollar = 570 Colones; 1 Euro = 660 Colones - (Sept 2018)

Visa:

for a maximum 3 months stay american citizens don't need a visa; when entering the country you must have a return ticket within this period of time and your passport must be valid for minimum 6 months

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