Costa Rica

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About Country

Capital
San Jose
Population
Approximately 5.2 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
100 people per square kilometer
GDP
$60.6 billion (2019 estimate)
Language
Spanish is the official language, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas
Currency
Costa Rican colón
National Dish
Gallo pinto (rice and beans)
Religion
The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, but there is also a significant Protestant population
Climate
Costa Rica has a tropical climate, with a wet season from May to November and a dry season from December to April
Main Industries
Tourism, agriculture (including coffee, bananas, and pineapple), and technology
Level of Development
Costa Rica is considered a developing country, but it has a high human development index (HDI) ranking of 65 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 51,100 square kilometers

Discover the beauty and adventure of Costa Rica 🇨🇷, a land of biodiverse rainforests 🌳, stunning beaches 🏖️, and vibrant culture 🎨. Immerse yourself in the Pura Vida lifestyle, explore ancient ruins, and sample the delicious cuisine. Start planning your Costa Rican adventure today!

Costa Rica is a Central American country located between Nicaragua and Panama. It has coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The country is known for its stunning natural beauty, with lush rainforests, volcanoes, beaches, and wildlife.

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  • Alajuela Province, Poás, Costa Rica
  • Biesanz Beach, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Carrillo, Carrillo, Costa Rica
  • Cliff Jump on Have Fun Do Good Costa Rica Experience
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  • Esterillos Centro, Costa Rica
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  • Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
  • Guanacaste Province, Sámara, Costa Rica
  • Guanacaste, Sámara, Costa Rica
  • Irazú Volcano, Cartago, Costa Rica
  • Isla Tortuga, Costa Rica
  • Jaco Beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
  • La Fortuna Waterfall, Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
  • Los Sueños, Puntarenas Province, Playa Herradura, Costa Rica
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  • Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica (1)
  • Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas Province, Quepos, Costa Rica
  • Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio, Aguirre, Costa Rica
  • Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
  • Provincia de Puntarenas, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Puntarenas Province, Gamba, Costa Rica
  • San José Province, San José, Costa Rica (1)
  • San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
  • San Vicente, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica
  • Santa Teresa Beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
  • Tabacon Resort in Costa Rica
  • Tortuguero, Costa Rica
  • Volcán Tenorio, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
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Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Costa Rica include:

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    Arenal Volcano: a volcano in northern Costa Rica that is popular for hiking, hot springs, and other outdoor activities.

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    Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve: a protected area in the central highlands of Costa Rica that is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including the endangered quetzal bird.

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    Manuel Antonio National Park: a national park on the Pacific coast that is known for its beaches, wildlife, and hiking trails.

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    Tortuguero National Park: a national park on the Caribbean coast that is home to sea turtles and other wildlife.

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    Corcovado National Park: a national park on the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica that is known for its biodiversity and remote wilderness.

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    San Jose: the capital city of Costa Rica, which offers a mix of cultural attractions, including museums, theaters, and galleries.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Costa Rica has to offer. The country is also known for its commitment to environmental protection and sustainability, with a goal of being carbon neutral by 2021.

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