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Ideally located in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua towards the north, the Pacific Ocean towards the west and south, the Caribbean Sea towards the east and Panama towards the south-southeast Costa Rica is one of the happening tourist destinations.

 

Costa Rica is generally considered to be a very safe travel destination. Costa Ricans as a whole are honest and friendly. Statistically,Costa Rica has a low crime rate as compared to other countries.

 

There are many places in the Caribbean and Central America that offer unique things to do, but Costa Rica brings it to a new level with a combination of exciting and interesting activities on land, on the beach, and at sea.

 

Just as tourist tastes are varied, so are the tourist attractions that Costa Rica offers in the form of natural beauty, sun and sea, hospitality, history, adventure, and fun. All these attractions are concentrated in a small area where distance does not present a problem.

 

Attractions:

 


Arenal Volcano

Costa Rica is littered with volcanoes.  Some are active, like the popular Arenal which offers visitors views of red falling lava at night and constant rumbles throughout the day.

 









Nosara Wildlife Rescue

Nosara is reminiscent of the Land Time Forgot with its untainted natural beauty and relative isolationism. This paradisaical getaway is home to the Nosara Wildlife Rescue (NWR), which serves as a place of healing for Costa Rican wildlife – especially howler monkeys. If you are an animal lover, NWR offers an enriching experience of close encounters withCosta Rica’s wildlife in their natural habitat.

 





White Water Rafting

Costa Rica is famous for its rivers of warm water, exciting & diverse whitewater and incredible scenery. Whitewater rafting is a great way to experience Costa Rica.

 









Tortuguero

Refreshing and relaxing, exquisitely evergreen the Tortuguero canals is a must-see while in Costa Rica.

 








Monteverde Cloud Forest

Monteverde’s variable climate and high altitude has helped produce an extremely high biodiversity.  It is home to over 100 species of mammals, more than 400 species of birds, thousands of insect species and around 2500 species of plants - containing the largest number of orchids in the world. Monteverde is acclaimed as one of the most outstanding wildlife refuges worldwide.

 




Tamarindo Beach

Tamarindo is a beautiful beach town that is equally a tropical paradise as well as a multicultural hotspot.

Tamarindo is the most developed beach on the Nicoya Peninsula and one of Costa Rica's best-known surf spots.

 









Montezuma

Montezuma Bordered by Waterfalls on the North and South you will find an international community that knows how to enjoy life. Numerous Unique Beaches are framed by Jungle covered cliffs, with a lively Beach side Village at the Center of it all. When you arrive in Montezuma you will find Excellent Restaurants, Eclectic Shops, and a variety of Nightlife awaiting your enjoyment.

 






Corcovado National Park

A beautiful black sand beach and rain forest combination on the undeveloped Osa Peninsula. Only problem is getting there.

 









Costa Ballena

Costa Ballena is located on the south Pacific coast between Dominical and Uvita. Much of this area is within the protection of Marino Ballena National Parkwhich is a marine park with the purpose of protecting dolphins, whales and other sea life

One of the most interesting creatures that can be found here are the Humpback Whales, which come down to rear their young annually. 

 




Rain Forest Aerial Tram

The Rain Forest Aerial Tram - Pacific allows visitors to discover the hidden secrets and hanging gardens of the Transitional Tropical Rain forest from a totally different perspective.






 

General info.

 

Capital: San Jose

 

Population: 4,636,348

 

Language: The official language of Costa Rica People is Spanish; however a lot of people in Costa Rica speak English especially at hotels, rent a car companies, souvenir shops and tourist agencies.

 

Currency: The Colon

 

Religion: Catholic (with freedom of expression of other beliefs)

 

Climate: Costa Rica really has two seasons: a "green" or rainy season that runs from May to November and a dry season that begins in December and ends in April. The average temperature in the Central Valley is 72° F (22° C), while on the coast and at the beaches it ranges from 70° to 90°F (21°to 32°C).


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