Costa Rica is an exemplary replica of a fantasyland plus a compilation of exquisite spectacles. The harmony of its nature sounds wonderful to the ears. It is a definite holiday destination for the admirers, explorers, and adventure-seekers. The Central American country is a book of fairytale that exhibits priceless and animated sceneries of mysterious forests leading you to the sparkling shores of the heavenly islands. Costa Rica is a delightful experience that appears real-yet-fancy! Open the box full of surprises; the mere illustrations of lifelike charms namely beaches, volcanoes, protected jungles, teeming with sundry wildlife charge you with wonderment. The evening sky replicates diverse shades for a wow-view. Retreat from the sound of traffic horns, ringing gadgets, and appreciate the symphony of rushing waterfalls, chirping birds, wind-clapping-leaves, and a lot more with Costa Rica tourism.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT COSTA RICA
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Costa Rica
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
CAPITAL & LARGEST CITY: San Jose
POPULATION: 4,999,441 (2018 est.)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Spanish
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Spanish, Mekatelyu, Bribri, Patois, English, and other languages
ETHNICITY: White/Castizo or Mestizo, Mulatto, Amerindian, Black (African descent) and others
CURRENCY: Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
AREA: 51,100 km2 (19,700 sq mi)
MAP REFERRED: North America
Region: Central America
Coastline: 1,290 km (800 mi)
Highest Point: Mount Chirripo at 3,821 meters (12,536 ft)
Lowest Point: the Pacific Ocean at 0 meter
NEIGHBORING PLACES: Panama, Nicaragua, El, Salvador, Honduras, and much more.
NATIONAL SYMBOLS: The Coat of Arms (three volcanoes (one for each of the three mountain ranges in the country) and an extensive valley between two oceans (the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea) with a merchant ship in each one (representing the maritime history of the country). In the horizon a rising sun)
NATIONAL COLOURS: Blue, White, Red (as in Costa Rica's flag)
FAMOUS FOR: Gourmet Coffee Beans, Active Volcanoes, Lakes, Beaches, National Parks, Forests, Varied Wildlife, Luxurious Tourist Quarters, and much more
TIME ZONE: UTC-6 (CST)
DRIVING SIDE: Right
LITERACY RATE: 97.86%
AIRPORTS IN COSTA RICA: Costa Rica has two international airports
Liberia (Daniel Oduber, LIR)
San Jose (Juan Santamaria, SJO)
AVG. COST PER DAY: USD 200 per day
NETWORK / CONNECTIVITY
The Internet is a huge part of the telecommunication services in Costa Rica. The country is familiar with the technology and the majority of the areas cater to high-speed internet services. There are more than 194,269 Internet users, more than 32,192 fixed broadband subscriptions, and more than 147,258 internet hosts as per the 2012 estimation.
In Costa Rica, there are no government restrictions on the internet and the parent control rules are also very effective. The country mostly promotes self-censorship, but several sites are out of the reach of minors. The laws for cybercrime are also very proactive so, a huge safety is provided for internet usage.
The average internet speed of Costa Rica is 3.9 Mbps (Megabytes per second). The rapid growth of internet usage in the past few years in varied sectors has made Costa Rica a fast-paced country. Schools, hospitals, and industries are major consumers of the internet.
The average cost of the internet is USD 16.95, the prices differ from brand to brand. The name of several ISPs in Costa Rica is VSAT Satellite Broadband, TeleCable Internet Ilimitado, Chat - Yahoo and BBM, and much more.
The Wi-Fi-services are available free of charge in many areas of the country that help in better connectivity in the case of any emergency. Several selected locations with free Wi-Fi services are the Juan Santamaria International Airport, city central parks, malls, and several public libraries.
Recommendation: If you do not wish to buy the local plans than it is better to stick to the free public Wi-Fi and make video or voice calls on digital platforms (Skype, Instagram, and much more).