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).
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General 24-hours emergency number:911 Ambulance :128 Fire :118 Police :911
The official name of Costa Rica's currency is Costa Rican colon. The currency was named after Christopher Columbus due to the historical ties. In Spanish, the currency is called Cristobal Colon. Centimo is the official name of the subunit of colon.
Information: Dollars are also widely accepted in the popular tourist places in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica's Currency to AED:
1 Costa Rican colon (CRC) = 0.0063 United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) (as on 12 July 2020)
₡ notes can be found in denominations of 5000 colones, 1000 colones, 10000 colones, 50000 colones, 2000 colones, 20000 colones.
₡ coins can be found in denominations of 25 colones, 500 colones, 50 colones, 100 colones, 5 colones, 10 colones.
Few Costa Rican Currency Conversions:
Costa Rica's currency to INR: 0.13 INR
Costa Rica's currency to USD: 0.0017 USD
Costa Rica's currency to Euro: 0.0015 Euro
**Please note that Travelers Cheques are NOT accepted in most places.
The primary inhabitants of Costa Rica were hunters and gatherers. After the arrival of the Spanish soldiers, the country was bifurcated into two distinct cultural areas, the reason behind it was the assemblage in the Intermediate area.
After Christopher Columbus kept his first foot in the country in 1502, his forces incorporated the territory into the Captaincy General of Guatemala as a province of New Spain in 1524. For the next following 300 years, Costa Rica was an adamant part of the colony of Spain.
Costa Rica gained full independence in 1821 and before that, the country was a part of the Federal Republic of Central America in 1813. Initially, the economy of the country struggled a lot due to the lack of connections with European suppliers.
After the civil war in 1948, Costs Rica drafted a new constitution and dismantled the military. Today, Costa Rica is a democratic country and a major part of its economy depends on technology and eco-tourism. You can spot Spanish buildings in almost every part of the country.
Costa Rica is in Central America, the southernmost region of the North American continent, lying between Mexico and South America. The country is also surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean.
Costa Rica is the 126th largest country in the world and its total area is 51,100 km square (19,700 sq. mi) of which 40 km square is water. The country comprises of 99.02% land and 0.98% of water. The length of Costa Rica's coastline is 1,290 km (800 mi).
The highest point of Costa Rica is Mount Chirripo at 3,821 meters (12,536 ft) and the lowest point is the Pacific Ocean at 0 m. The country also borders other Central American countries like Panama and Nicaragua and the length of its border is 661 km (411 mi).
Costa Rica's geography mainly comprises of shimmering beaches, protected forests, massive volcanoes, and much more. The islands are a major part of its scenic magnificence. Earthquakes and floods play a major role in shaping the present-day landscape of the country.
Costa Rica's culture is majorly influenced by Spanish culture due to the Spanish colonization. Many parts of the country hold other strong cultural influences of Jamaican immigrants and indigenous native people. The buildings and old markets are the living proof of several influences.
Spanish ancestry is the primary ancestry of the country. Costa Rica has mixed minorities of German, Italian, French, Dutch, British, Swedish, and Greek ancestry. As a result, the communities gave a solid shape to the tastes and preferences of Costa Rica's culture.
The 19th century was the beginning of the art culture in Costa Rica. Many rich natives used to call the European painters and get their portraits made. This directly influenced the local artists and they learned modern techniques for drawing, painting, and sculpting.
The music culture of Costa Rica started in the North. The traditional folklore music is marked by its rhythm and pace, known as tambito. Music plays a vital role at the time of celebrations and the distinctive form is famous in several provinces of the country.
Dance is a major part of the cultural traditions of Costa Rica. The artists perform at the time of events, festivals, and celebrations. The colorful costumes are the highlight of the performances. Most of the National holidays are celebrated by displaying spirited dances on the streets.
Women have a major role to play in the Costa Rican literature movement. The authors believed in creating a revolution by penning their ideologies. Many writers are renowned for their liberal mindset and progressive content that was unique and renowned for its modern approach.
FOOD & DRINK
Costa Rica's food is mainly renowned for its fresh and tropical fruits and vegetables. Locals mainly eat three times a day and rice and black beans are the staples and a major part of the traditional meals. Every meal is an assorted balance of nutrients and proteins.
Meat/fish, rice, and vegetables are the key parts of every meal. Breakfast is quite light, locals mainly eat bread, milk, and eggs. For lunch, two to three varieties of delicacies are cooked with some side dishes and dinner is mostly like lunch.
The old Spanish cooking methods are still followed religiously in many rural and countryside areas of Costa Rica. Red tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, bread, peppers, and many other magical ingredients are a part of the local Spanish delicacies.
The authentic Costa Rican cuisines are highly influenced due to its large tourist economy. A variety of ethnic food is available like Chinese, Japanese, Italian, and whatnot. The taste is commendable, and the use of spices adds richness to the cuisines and makes your mouth a party house of flavors.
Coffee is the most favorite beverage of the Costa Rican population. Other health beverages that are daily used are coconut milk, coconut water, fruit juice, and much more. Guaro is a strong liquor made with sugarcane, one of the specialties of the country that is like vodka.
Must-Try Delicacies: Gallo pinto, casado, olla de carne, sopa negra, ceviche and much more.
Must-Try Drinks: Arescos, agua dulce, guaro, beer, coffee, coconut milk, and much more.
Visit Costa Rica to explore the amazing natural magnificence in its National Parks.
Visit the country to sight the active volcanoes for an astounding experience.
Explore Costa Rica and get a close view of its biodiverse wildlife.
Visit Costa Rica to sight amazing hummingbirds as it is the hummingbird capital of the world.
Visit Costa Rica for amazing adventures like horse riding, deep-sea diving, snorkeling, and much more.
Explore the Central American country to taste the gourmet and delectable delicacies for a flavorful experience.
Scenic beaches are the lifeline of Costa Rica, explore the beach areas, and lounge on the white sands or simply admire the vibrant contrasts of the sky during sunrise and sunset.
Visit Costa Rica and experience luxury in the world-class resorts.
Costa Rica is dotted with well-carved coffee houses that are filled with the aroma of fresh coffee beans. The country is a trendsetter in the line of coffee-making styles.
Visit Costa Rica to taste its authentic liquor made with sugarcane, cacique guaro.
Costa Rica is one of the happiest places in the world and the pockets of this image country are filled with the wonders of nature that take you one step closer to serenity.
COSTA RICA CLIMATE | COSTA RICA WEATHER
The best time to visit Costa Rica is in the dry season. The environment is sunny, and the days are pleasant with the wave of cool breeze all around the place. The average temperature of the dry months falls between 12℃ to 25℃.
The peak season is ideal for adventure in the rainforest, lounging on beaches and strolling in its famous areas for fun and amazement. Visitors get the best sight of the tropical beauty and the tourist attractions flood with huge masses.
Recommendation: Go out for a picnic with your family, enjoy a romantic date with your partner, or undergo adventure with your fellow mates.
The temperature of the dry or winter months in Costa Rica:
Costa Rica temperature in December: 20℃
Costa Rica temperature in January: 15℃
Costa Rica temperature in February: 12℃
Costa Rica temperature in March: 17℃
Costa Rica temperature in April: 22℃
Visit Costa Rica with Family
Explore Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, stroll on the beaches, trek in the rainforests, and sight the amazing wildlife.
Visit Corcovado National Park, the famous biodiverse reserved in Costa Rica.
Stroll in the Rincon de la Vieja National Park and go hiking or sight the fast-moving and beautiful waterfalls.
Discover Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and sight the picturesque natural areas near a volcano.
Visit Costa Rica as a Couple
Check out Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve and unravel the hidden mysteries of the forest.
Visit Poas Volcano, an active volcano that cradles lake in its palm and is encompassed by the lush green mount trails.
Explore Marino Ballena National Park and sight the adorable cetaceans or go for snorkeling.
Stroll in the Drake Bay, a picturesque remote beach where couples can enjoy romantic moments with exquisite surroundings.
Visit Costa Rica with Friends
Visit Arenal Volcano, the active volcano renowned for its hiking activities.
Explore Lake Arenal, the windsurfing destination of Costa Rica with astounding volcanic views.
Experience fun in Isla del Cano, protected island with thrilling water activities.
Visit the Hidden Garden Art Gallery and admire the classy collection of the vintage and contemporary creations.
Visit Costa Rica with Kids
Explore Parque Nacional Tortuguero, a protected nesting area for sea turtles.
Visit Cahuita National Park, a vibrant preserve with beaches and wildlife.
Go to La Sabana Park, a large park with amazing water activities for kids.
Explore the National Museum of Costa Rica and sight the amazing history and culture of the country with your kids.
What to Buy?
Costa Rican Coffee
Costa Rican chocolate
Guaro, or Cacique
Handmade art like paintings
Natural Beauty Products
Locally Designed Clothing
Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio
This place tops in the list of Costa Rica attractions with its awe-inspiring natural surroundings. The tourist destination is located on the Pacific coast that serves you the magical view of a rugged rainforest, white-sand beaches, and coral reefs. One of the most famous activities here is hiking.
Timing: 7 am to 4 pm every day except on Mondays Price: USD 16 (adults), free for children under 12
Corcovado National Park
This place is a sheer treat by Costa Rica's tropical ecosystem. The biodiverse regions house diverse wildlife and the lush greenery fill your lungs with fresh air. Enjoy the time of your life and walk together with your loved one on the beachside. Watch the evening sky painted in varied contrasts for an awe-moment. Timing: 8 am to 4 pm Every day Price: USD 15 per person
Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve
This is one of the famous places to visit in Costa Rica with family. The reserve holds many cloud forests and incredible wildlife. The dramatic representation of its landscapes is truly impressive and eye-catching. Timing: 7 am to 4 pm every day Price: USD 5 per person
This place is Costa Rica's landmark tourist attraction. It is renowned for its magical views of the crystal-clear lakes, forest-covered mountain trails, and a magnificent volcano. The famous activity here is boating and the highlight is its natural extravagance that is par excellence. Timing: 8 am to 4 pm Price: USD 15 (adults) and USD 5 (children)
Other Popular Places to Visit in Costa Rica
Parque Nacional Tortuguero
Arenal Volcano National Park
Rincon de la Vieja National Park
Volcan Poas National Park
La Fortuna Waterfall
Cahuita National Park
Tenorio Volcano National Park - Rio
Marino Ballena National Park
Drake Bay....and many more places
Most Popular Regions To Visit In Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica
The contemporary capital city is astounding and has many amazing spots to discover. The fun things to do in San Jose is to explore its hipster coffee shops, crafted beer bars, fancy restaurants, and thrilling nightlife. San Jose attractions: Jade Museum, Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, La Sabana Park, National Museum of Costa Rica, Plaza de La Cultura, Museum of Costa Rican Art, and much more.
Liberia, Costa Rica
The city is the cultural and historical center of Costa Rica. Many museums and art galleries proudly exhibit their heritage. The reading culture is also a major part of Costa Rica and many book lovers go here to read the amazing literature of the native authors. Liberia attractions: Museum Guanacaste, Ermita de La Agonia, Mario Canas Ruiz Park, Casino Liberia Africa Safari Adventure Park, and much more.
Tamarindo, Costa Rica
The scenic town has the best beaches in Costa Rica. The head-turning spots of this place are its national parks, wildlife centers, and the beach areas. Fun and amusement await here! The town gives you a close of the natural wonders and ket you feel the wonderment. Tamarindo attractions: Marino Las Baulas National Park, Playa Avellana, Playa Ventanas, Dreamsea Surf Camp Costa Rica, Barcelo Langosta, Isla Capitan, and much more.
Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
The town is as unique and amazing as its name. In Costa Rica, this is a top tourist destination for all the beach lovers, surf-maniacs, and deep-water divers. The underwater life is varied, and the experience is astounding. Rainforest, wetlands, and mangroves are a part of its highlights. Puerto Viejo de Talamanca attractions: Playa Negra, Playa Cocles, Jaguar Rescue Center, Playa Chiquita, Luluberlu, Turismo Autentico, Chimuri Beach Retreat, Playa Punta Uva, and much more.
More Places to Explore in Costa Rica
Turrialba....and many other cities, towns, and villages
It is an annual event filled with lights, music, and dance performances. The vibrant concerts and beautiful gatherings add excitement to this event. Numerous locals and visitors from the nearby areas be a part of the celebration for a fun time. Location: Costa Rica Date: February
Fiestas De Los Diablitos
The festival marks the traditions and beliefs of Costa Rica. Many people dress in vibrant costumes and perform music and dance that reflect their ancestral spirits. Everyone drinks and pray for the well-being of their loved ones altogether. In Costa Rica, the best thing to do is to be a part of this festival to discover its old-age heritage. Location: Costa Rica Date: February and December
Fiestas Palmares Festival
The famous festival of Costa Rica is the best representation of its high-spirited celebrations including upbeat music, energetic dance, and much more. Numerous people attend this street festival to have the time of their life and make memories. The cowboy event showcases bullfighting that adds up to the thrill. Location: Costa Rica Date: January
Take part in amazing activities in Costa Rica and encounter one of the most happening festivals of all-time. Meet new people and appreciate art, spirituality, music, dance, yoga, tranquility, and much more for a fun time in the embrace of natural beauty. Location: Costa Rica Date: February
Costa Rica's visa requirements have become much less complicated over the years. In order to travel to Costa Rica, your passport should be valid for at least three months at the time of entry. The period of validity is six months for those who need a visa.
Visa Requirements for Costa Rican Citizens: The Costa Rican passport holders can have visa-free or visa on arrival access to 150 countries and territories, ranking the Costa Rican passport 30th overall and first among Central American countries, in terms of travel freedom.
Documents required for Costa Rica's Visa:
Original Passport with at least six months validity and minimum three blank pages + all old passports if any.
Two Scanned recent color photographs (as per the requirement).
Two Visa Application forms: completed and signed
Personal Covering letter: explaining the purpose of travel to the country
Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for the last three months with bank seal
Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
Police record: issued within the last six months authenticated by the Secretary of State under "Apostille". (Translated into Spanish)
Requirements for Costa Rican Visa:
A passport that is valid for the entire length of the stay.
The passport must have at least one blank page for Costa Rican customs to stamps.
Must have a prepaid airline ticket to leave Costa Rica within 90 days.
If any visitor plan to stay longer than 90 days, they must apply for a tourist visa.
Costa Rica Visa for Indians: Indians require a visa for entering Costa Rica. But, if the visitor has a visa to enter the USA, EU, or Canada, then they do not need a visa for a stay of up to thirty days.
Information for Indian Citizens: A single entry visa is valid for one month from the date of issuance, and visitors can apply for it at the Embassy of Costa Rica based in Delhi.
Visa-Free Travel List of Countries that can travel visa-free to Costa Rica: The passport must be valid for at least one day on arrival
European Union citizens, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Trinidad, and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vatican City, and Uruguay.
The passport must be valid for at least three months on arrival
Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Bolivia, Brunei, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Philippines, Russia, Saint Kitts, and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Turkey, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, Ukraine, Vanuatu, and Venezuela
A visa is not required to transit through Costa Rica. The traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates, a round-trip or onward ticket, and a valid visa for the next destination (if required).
Get more information on 'How to get a visa to Costa Rica' through the Official website or call the Embassy of Costa Rica near you.
**Please note that the information is subject to change. For the latest information and updates, please contact your embassy.
Rent-A-Car / Taxi
The best means of transportation to tour and travel in Costa Rica is a taxi or by renting a car. The services are commendable, and the connectivity is excellent. Visitors can reach the exact location without any worries. The price is varied and depends on the length of the route.
Ride a bus
For the budget and solo travelers, buses are the best way to travel in Costa Rica. An extra luggage area is also there on the buses. Seats for women and senior citizens are also available. The connectivity is good, roads are well developed, and the prices are pocket friendly.
For a fast, convenient, and quite an affordable tour, trains are the best means of transportation. The connectivity is good, schedules are daily updated, and no traffic is faced on the way. It saves a lot of time and energy. The prices differ from train to train as per the destination.
The domestic flights are the fastest means of transportation and the safest one too. The rides are very convenient, and they take the visitors to the popular cities of the country in a few blinks of the eyes. The prices are quite high but its total value-for-money.
Via Road Route
Visitors can reach Costa Rica via road route as the country is bordered with two other Central American countries. Before crossing the borders, make sure to carry valid and required documents.
Via Water Route
Most of the parts of Costa Rica borders water areas and the country is easily accessible through water routes. Take a ferry ride or cruise your way to the international ports of Costa Rica.
Via Air Route
Costa Rica has two international airports and Costa Rican airlines have amazing connectivity with many other countries. The services are commendable and convenient.
Visit Costa Rica during winters, you get the best of the best views of the place.
Always keep a check of the weather before traveling to Costa Rica.
If you are planning to rent a car, book a 4x4, it is best for the Costa Rican roads.
Keep your pronunciation tab always open while traveling as it might be hard to pronounce several names of the places.
Hop on several islands as Costa Rica is renowned for its scenic mountains and nature in its appealing islands.
Pack weather favorable clothes.
Make use of public charging spots in case of emergencies.
The place is a paradise for meat and organic food lovers.
Do not reveal the location of your accommodation to strangers.
Do always carry some local currency.
Make sure to visit the top tourist locations of Costa Rica as the nation is renowned for its amazing city breaks.
Do make a note of the traffic rules and regulations of Costa Rica before self-driving.
Tipping is common at restaurants.
Signing for travel insurance is highly recommended.
Do not indulge in any sort of photography in the prohibited areas.
It is recommended to hook onto the Wi-Fi as much as possible for better connectivity.
It is highly recommended to use public transport for an amazing travel experience.
Make sure to taste the traditional cuisines of Costa Rica like the delectable seafood and much more.
Make sure to buy the handmade home decors.
Keep your luggage and bags safe to avoid any mishappening.
Do install the translation app of the Costa Rican language, i.e, Spanish.
Be cautious in the mountains while hiking.
Do not step out alone during the late nights.
Do not reveal your address or room number to any stranger.
Always keep printed proof of all the pre-bookings or online bookings you make.
Do keep your visa and passport in your bag before heading out.
Obtain a valid tourist driving license before renting a car.
Always keep the emergency numbers of Costa Rica (911) on speed dial.
Never violate any rules and regulations in Sweden to avoid heavy penalties.
Give respect to others and do not speak ill of anyone.
Park vehicles in the legit parking places only.
Wear long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk to avoid mosquito bites.
Must carry a first aid.
Do take mosquito repellents to avoid mosquito-borne diseases.
Get a vaccination for:
Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Get medical insurance before traveling to Costa Rica.
Obtain an eye-cooling drop to protect the eyes from being strained.
It is recommended to keep face masks to avoid tiny dust particles.
Always keep hand sanitizers, wet tissues, and germ-kill sprays.
Carry your medications for a considerable period.
Do keep valid prescriptions in case of emergencies.
Do carry painkillers and pain relief sprays.
WHAT TO PACK?
Tank tops and t-shirts
Beachwear or Swimwear
Cap or Scarf
Shorts or a skirt
Pair of goggles
Battery charger and power bank
Camera with extra batteries
A light jacket or pullovers
Waterproof jackets or umbrella
Passport and Visa
Printed travel documents and tickets
Sport shoes or hiking shoes
Small backpack to carry essentials
DRESS CODE & ETIQUETTE
Costa Rica does not have a strict dress code.
Dress as per the weather conditions and comfort.
Keep a jacket with you for the evening as it might get cool.
It is recommended to wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, and a light jacket or sweater in the late evenings.
PLACES TO VISIT NEAR COSTA RICA Panama (519 km)
Panama is a bordering country of Costa Rica and it is renowned for its modern skyscrapers, casinos, and nightclubs. The contemporary set up and the natural wonders are the highlights of this country. You can take part in many thrilling activities in Panama for total fun.
Nicaragua (292 km)
Nicaragua is another bordering country of Costa Rica and a marvel of excellence. The country is mainly recognized for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes, and beaches. The iconic Spanish colonial architecture are the highlights of its historical magnificence
Distance Between Places of Importance In And Around Costa Rica
San Jose to Liberia: 167 km
Liberia to Monteverde: 102 km
San Jose to Monteverde: 137.9 km
San Jose to Panama City: 851.2 km
San Jose to Managua: 422.2 km
The Costa Rican currency is very colorful just like its landscapes.
Nicoya is one of the top five Blue Zones in the world and a part of the western coast of Costa Rica.
The old Costa Rican natives call themselves, Ticos and Ticas. It is an affectionate nickname.
The popular beach of Costa Rica, Bahia Ballena, is shaped exactly like a whale's tail.
5% of the world's biodiversity is in Costa Rica.
Within one day we can see the sunrise from the horizon on the Caribbean coast and the sunset on the beach of the Pacific coast.
Costa Rica does not have an army.
Costa Rica has more than 25 National Parks.
Costa Rica houses five active volcanoes.
99% of the Costa Rican electricity is generated by renewable energy.
Costa Rica is named as one of the happiest countries in the world.
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