The Rich Coast
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9.7489° N, 83.7534° W, Situated between Nicaragua and Panama in Central America.
Central Standard Time, CST (UTC−6)
The average temperature is a mild 25°C to 35°C or 70°F to 81°F.
98% Literacy Rate.
500,000 animal species and 918 species of birds.
51,000 km² (19000 mi²). 800 miles of coastline and 120 volcanoes.
The staple food is Gallo Pinto.
Discovered By Columbus and declared independence in 1847.