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In the heart of Central America, between the Caribbean and the Pacific, Costa Rica is an ecological sanctuary bursting with energy.

You can discover it by 4×4, kayak, water taxi, pirogue, raft, horseback or canopy zip-line? Adventure awaits you on the Río Sarapiquí, a foretaste of the Amazon, on the vast plains of Guanacaste, a western setting dotted with haciendas, and on the trails of Corcovado, home to exceptional wildlife.

The journey continues in the heat of the rainforest, on the coffee-growing slopes of the Valle Central, at the foot of the active Irazú volcano, to be discovered from San José, the capital of Costa Rican culture.

  • Manuel Antonio National Park;
  • Poas Volcano National Park;
  • Arenal Volcano National Park;
  • Monteverde and the Cloud Forests;
  • Cocos Island;
  • Tamarindo;
  • Mal Pais and Santa Teresa;
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
    San Jose
  • Time Zone
    UTC -6
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    51 100 Km2
  • Population
    5 204 411 (2022 est.)
  • Main Languages
    Spanish (official), English
  • Currency
    Costa Rican colones (CRC)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 21200
  • Airports

    Tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands

    White or Mestizo 83.6%, Mulatto 6.7%, Indigenous 2.4%, Black or African descent 1.1%

    Local Costa Ricans are loath to say "no," instead preferring "maybe." Keep in mind that a "maybe" is not an attempt to lie or mislead.

    Gallo Pinto — kidney or black beans or pigeon peas and rice cooked together and mixed with Lizano sauce; often served as breakfast

    Trade-based upper middle-income economy; green economy leader, having reversed deforestation; investing in blue economy infrastructure; declining poverty until hard impacts of COVID-19; lingering inequality and growing government debts have prompted a liquidity crisis

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