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Costa Rica Volcanoes Why Visit?

Costa Rica, or “Rich Coast”, is a volcanic, lushly rain-forested Central American country located on the isthmus between North and South America Nestled between the coastlines of the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Caribbean Sea to the East. 


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Southern Zone

Quetzal in the southern ZoneWhy Visit?

Costa Rica’s Southern Zone is where you’ll find the tallest mountains, pristine cloud forest areas, and a virtually unexplored paradise. Find a large variety of birds and just an endless array of biodiversity.  


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Mirador Cartago

Central Valley

Why Visit?

Cartago Costa RicaCosta Rica’s Central Valley is home to the capital of San José and the Juan Santamaría International Airport. Steeped in History & Culture, many people use the capital as the jumping off point for their vacations.


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Arenal Volcano

Northern Zone

National Parks of Costa RicaWhy Visit? 

Costa Rica’s Northern Zone is home to the country’s most famous Volcano and Cloud Forest Areas.

You will be amazed at the wildlife and all the biodiversity.


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Drake Bay

Osa Peninsula

Jaguar of Costa RicaWhy Visit?

The Osa Peninsula is truly an unexplored paradise and a must see for nature lovers. If you are looking to get off the beaten path and explore – this is the spot for you.


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Guanacaste

Guanacaste

Costa Rica BeachesWhy Visit? 

Guanacaste is home to Costa Rica’s most popular beach destinations and all-inclusive resorts. If you are looking for a beach vacation, this is your destination for sun, sand, and surf.


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Nicoya Peninsula

Beachfront HotelsWhy Visit?

The Nicoya Peninsula is still largely undeveloped and home to some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches. Known for it’s laid back surfer vibe and boutique beach resorts.


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Los Altos Pool

Central Pacific

Manuel Antonio National ParkWhy Visit?

Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast is home to some of the closest beaches from the capital of San José, which are easily accessible from the highway.


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Tortuguero Canals

Caribbean

Costa Rica's CaribbeanWhy Visit?

Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast is a rich cultural area offering a laid back tropical atmosphere. Experience what Tico Time truly is on this Afro-Caribbean influenced area. 


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Granada Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Granada Nicaragua Why Visit?

Nicaragua is a unique country full of culture and historical parts. You can see a lot of the old part of the colonial age including the cobblestone streets and old forts. 


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  • Visit Ometepe Volcanoes.
  • Relax at the Corn Islands.
  • Tour the old Cities full of history.

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Bocas del Toro

Panama

Panama CanalWhy Visit?

Panama is a totally different level of destination. It has so much to offer. You can experience history and modern architecture all in one in Panama City with skyscrapers and the old part of the city. 


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  • Tour the Panama Canal.
  • Travel to Bocas del Toro.
  • Endless springtime in Boquete.

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Costa Rica Attractions - Beaches, Volcanos, Waterfalls and More

When you travel to Costa Rica the very first question you usually ask is where are we going to go?

Costa Rica’s diversity makes that a very hard question to answer. One thing is for sure you have come to the right spot. We will direct you to the best of the best in Costa Rica. Beaches, Volcanos, National Parks, Rainforests, and Waterfalls. The Beaches are for the surfers and sunbathers at heart only the best for you. Presently Costa Rica has five Active volcanoes, that means lava and lots of ash. The National Parks in Costa Rica are so famous because the variety of animals you find here. Costa Rica Rainforests to boast 5 percent of the world’s biodiversity. Lastly, the Cascading Waterfalls are the cherry on top of where to go.

National Parks of Costa Rica

National Parks

National Parks make up one of the biggest parts of Costa Rica. They are stunning and beautiful as well they hold so much flora and fauna.
Costa Rica Volcanoes

Volcanoes

Although Costa Rica is a small country, it does hold a significant number of volcanoes; this is caused by the North East subduction of the Pacific tectonic plate under the Carribean plate. The Arenal Volcano has always been the most famous and most visited of Costa Rica Volcanoes.
Costa Rica Beaches

Beaches

Explore so many different Beaches of Costa Rica. From one Coast to the other you will be amazed and feel relaxed at the site of these beautiful wonders.
Cities and Towns

Cities

The Cities and Towns of Costa Rica are a wonderful part of this already amazing country. Come check out what makes them so awesome to visit.
Islands of Costa Rica

Islands

Visit all the awesome island of Costa Rica. They range from secluded sandy beach islands to old jails. Although most of them are full of wildlife.
Rivers of Costa rica

Rivers

Rivers span in Costa Rica from one Coast to the other. They are an amazing building block of the natural world here and have contributed so much to how this country is made up.
Cascading Waterfalls

Waterfalls

Check out the top ten waterfalls of Costa Rica, there is a much bigger number of falls in the country but who can count how many there are anyway.
Costa RIcan Jungles

Jungle

The jungles and rainforests of Costa Rica are a wonderful way to start your trip. Check out these natural wonders and see how long you want to stay in the land of Pura Vida.

Top Things to Do in Costa Rica

Narrowing down a list of things to do in Costa Rica is almost like work, but no one wants to work when they go on vacation, that’s our job.
We have the knowledge, the experience, and best of all the time to help you know what to do.
Give us an idea of what you like and we will come back with the top things to do.
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Below is the top things to do in Costa Rica.

1 Canopy 2 Hiking 3 Rafting 4 Snorkeling 5 Sport Fishing 6 Birdwatching
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Highlights of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country in Central America famous for its beaches, volcanoes, fabulous weather, progressive social and environmental policies, exotic animals and biodiversity.


Beaches of Costa RicaLocation

Costa Rica is located in Central America, it is a little strip of land separating North and South Americas. The neighboring Countries of Costa Rica are Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the South. Also the Caribbean sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the West.


Cumbia DancersPeople

The people of this beautiful land are something else. They have different sayings foods and ways of life. Costa Rica’s current population is nearly 5 million, with about 1.2 million living in San Jose, the nation’s capital.


Coffee PlantationWeather

Costa Rica is about 10 degrees from the equator, and the weather is gloriously tropical year round. The average temperature is a mild 25°C to 35°C 70°F to 81°F with the coolest months being November through January and the hottest months being March through May, with an average of 12 hours of the sunshine.


Money in Costa RicaCurrency

The official currency of Costa Rica is the Colón but ameican dollars is widely accepted. Also, feel free to use Visa, Master Card, and sometimes American Express.


Living in Costa Rica Pura VidaLanguage

Costa Rica’s main language is Spanish with many different dialects and even tribal languages. Including Spanish Speakers from Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico, Columbia, and Spain. You will also, find Languages such as English, French, German Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and so much more.


Geography

It borders the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, boasting over 300 gorgeous tropical beaches. It contains 19,700 square miles of land, which are divided into seven provinces: San José, Heredia, Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, Limón.


Jaguar of Costa RicaAnimals

Costa Rica is considered to possess “the greatest density of species biodiversity per square mile” of any place on Earth supporting life to 500,000 different species. It is home to six percent of all present case, many of which do not exist anywhere else.


Food standFood

The Food here is absolutely a delight for your mouth. Fresh fruits tend to be everywhere, and ones you haven’t every heard before. And yet to mention Gallo Pinto a beautiful dish of rice beans chicken and many spices. Patacones, these are plantains cut up deep-fried squashed and then deep-fried again.


Costa Rica HistoryHistory

Before coming under Spanish rule in the 16th century, Costa Rica was inhabited by indigenous people. It remained a colony of the Spain until its independence was declared in 1847. It abolished its military permanently in 1949, preferring to invest in healthcare and education for its people.


Today

Costa Rica is a Democratic Country. They are well developed considering this part of the world. The Literacy rate of the people is 98%, due to the high priority of education from the government. Roadways, bridges, airports, all infrastructure in general, is good. Looking at energy, this country is one of the leaders this past year they used 100% renewable resources, using hydro dams, windmills, solar electric, and geothermal. Also, the security of the country is very safe. Ex pats and travelers all agree it is the safest country in all Central America.

 

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