Costa Rica Travel Guide

Costa Rica Travel Guide

TRAVEL WARNING Current information The Turrialba volcano, east of the capital San José, has been very active recently; there are still occasional eruptions with ash rain. This also affects the capital San José and in the Central Valley and can lead to health problems, especially of the respiratory tract. There may also be interruptions in […]

Costa Rica Overview

Costa Rica Overview

GENERAL Official name of the state Republic of Costa Rica. Capital San Jose. Geography As a country located in North America according to constructmaterials, Costa Rica borders Nicaragua in the north, Panama in the south, the Pacific Ocean in the west and the Caribbean in the east. The land is 119-282 km wide and mountainous. […]

Costa Rica Religion

Costa Rica Religion

Catholicism is a state religion in Costa Rica, but since 2004 the Catholic Church no longer receives any direct government grants. Freedom of religion is guaranteed in the Constitution and it is also respected. The Catholics are in the clear majority, but the Costa Ricans are quite secularized compared to the residents of many of […]

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Plant life and Wildlife in Costa Rica

Plant life in Costa Rica The flora of Costa Rica is very species rich and includes more than 8000 vascular plants. The Caribbean lowland is covered by tropical rainforest, except where it is cleared for cultivation. Along the coast itself, many places grow mangroves. The lowlands of the Pacific have a more drought-prone vegetation with […]

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a republic in Central America between Nicaragua in the north and Panama in the southeast, with a coastline to the Pacific in the west and the Caribbean in the east. The land, which is slightly larger than Finnmark, also includes the island of Isla del Coco in the Pacific Ocean, about 550 […]

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Geography of Costa Rica

Costa Rica consists of a coastal plain separated by high mountains forming the chains of Cordillera Central and Cordillera de Talamanca. The mountain ranges form a watershed between the Pacific and Atlantic coasts. Topographically, the country can be divided into three regions: the central highlands, which extend from the northwest to the southeast, the fertile […]