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Costa Rica's Information

Flag of Costa Rica
Land Area 51,060 km2
Water Area 40 km2
Total Area 51,100km2 (#126)
Population 4,872,543 (#123)
Population Density 95.43/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $79.26 Billion
GDP Per Capita $16,100
Currency Colon (CRC)
More Information Costa Rica
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Costa Rica is a traveler's paradise. For outdoor and active visitors, there's surfing, hiking, snorkeling and lots of wildlife to observe. In addition, Costa Rica has over 1,000 miles of simply gorgeous white-and-black sand beaches and plenty of sunshine.

Costa Rica contains unparalleled natural beauty including fiery volcanoes, misty cloud forests, thick rain forests, national parks and a wide range of eco-tourism activities. The most popular attractions include Arenal Volcano, which almost daily produces a spectacular show of lava, rock and stream; the active (and viewable) crater in the Poas Volcano; summit tours of the stunning Irazu Volcano; Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve; Osa Peninsula and the Corcovado National Park, and the Caribbean flora and fauna of Tortuguero National Park.

The single most-visited place in Costa Rica is the capital city of San Jose, which serves as the main entry point into the country, and its mixture of traditional Spanish architecture, museums and theaters are first rate. Limon, on the Caribbean coastline, hosts cruise ships from around the world and offers fabulous markets and shops along its seawall.

  • Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: Costa Rica is great to visit any time of the year. The temperatures are quite consistent year-round, with the highlands experiencing warm, comfortable temperatures, while along the coast, the weather is hotter.

    There are two distinct seasons: the wet and dry season. The dry season runs from December to April. There are only one or two rainy days per month in most of the regions. The dry season is also the busiest - schools in Costa Rica are closed from December to February, and many travelers visit during the Christmas and Spring breaks.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
This page was last updated on July 17, 2018.

Costa Rica Trivia

What is the Biggest City in Costa Rica?

San José is the largest city in Costa Rica, with a population of 333,980.

Biggest Cities In Costa Rica

What Languages are Spoken in Costa Rica?

panish is the official language of Costa Rica. A number of indigenous languages such as Cabécar, Bribri, and Maléku are also spoken.

What Languages Are Spoken In Costa Rica?

What Kind of Government Does Costa Rica Have?

Costa Rica is a presidential, representative democratic republic, whereby the president serves as the country's head of state and head of government.

What Type of Government Does Costa Rica Have?

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is endowed with natural resources including arable land, minerals, wildlife, rivers, forests, and the country's beautiful scenery.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Costa Rica?

What are the Seven Natural Wonders of Costa Rica?

The seven natural wonders of Costa Rica are the Monteverde Reserve, the Poas Volcano,the Tortuguero Canals, the Celeste River, Chirripo Mountain, the Arenal volcano, and Cocos Island.

The Seven Natural Wonders Of Costa Rica

Can You Name Some Native Reptiles Of Costa Rica?

Costa Rica houses a diverse variety of flora and fauna, which includes numerous reptiles, among which are several threatened species. It is estimated that 225 species of reptiles dwell in Costa Rica, with 70 of those species being lizards. Most of these lizards are small, forest-dwelling anoles. There are also giant lizards in Costa Rica, and they include the striped basilisk, the green iguana, and the black iguana. 20 venomous snake species are found in the country. It is also home to a variety of turtles, with 5 of the world’s seven sea turtle species nesting on its beaches.

Native Reptiles Of Costa Rica

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