Why Costa Rica?
"The Happiest Country in the World", as reported by the
Economics Foundation, continues reporting growth in the
number of international tourist arrivals, and for a good
reason. Costa Rica's proximity to major hubs in the United
States and the multitude of flight options makes it easy for
travelers to vacation there. It is a two and half hour
flight from Miami, a five-hour flight from New York, a
four-hour flight from Dallas and a six-hour flight from Los
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Costa Rica's 32 environmentally protected national parks,
which include tens of thousands of acres of rain and cloud
forests, active volcanoes, beaches and waterfalls, allow
visitors to experience nature in its most pristine state
through activities like hiking, rafting, canyoning, canopy
tours, rock climbing and surfing. If scuba diving is what
the traveler seeks, Costa Rica offers miles of coastline on
the Caribbean and Pacific coast that are ideal for the avid
The traits that make Costa Rica one of the most sought-after
eco-destinations are the quality of its tourism services and
the people who make the experience so exceptional. No where
on Earth will a tra
veler find people with the knowledge and
expertise that are sure to turn visitor's vacation into the
experience of a lifetime. Wherever the traveler decides to
go and no matter how long they stay, Costa Rica offers them
the ultimate ecological and educational experience - all
rolled into one.
About Costa Rica
Costa Rica is located in Central America, nestled between
Nicaragua and Panama, and bordered on the east by the
Caribbean Sea and the west by the Pacific Ocean. This small country represents only .05 per cent of the planet's surface
yet its land shelters 5 percent of the world's biodiversity
and its waters are home to 4 percent of the planet's marine
life. It has given priority to the conservation of its
natural resources, protecting 26 percent of its national
territory through the creation of National Parks and other
The country also offers world-class eco-tourism and
adventure travel. The options are unlimited for any
discriminating traveler: horseback riding on a secluded
beach; hiking through the lush whispering greenery of a
rainforest; having an exhilarating experience on a
white-water rafting trip, observing the tropical forests
from a canopy tour; surfing the blue waves of either coast;
experiencing a quiet, close encounter with different species
of birds and wildlife; and enjoying the diverse culture and
hospitality of the Ticos.
Some Basic Stats
About Costa Rica:
Central America, bordered to the north by Nicaragua, east by
the Caribbean Sea, south by Panama, west by Pacific Ocean.
50,660 square kilometers, or slightly smaller than
West Virginia. Includes 1,290 kilometers of coastline.
Coastal plains separated by mountains, including
more than 100 volcanic cones (several active).
Tropical and subtropical; cooler in highlands.
Dry season is December-April; rainy season May-November.
Democratic republic. Gained independence from
Spain in 1821.
Colon (CRC]. One U.S. dollar equals
approximately 503 Costa Rican colones.
Historically the most politically stable nation in
Central America. Economy is largely agricultural, but has
expanded to include strong technology and tourism
sectors.... Costa Rican culture puts a
premium on education;
literacy rate (those 15 and older who can read and write
Spanish) is 96 percent. ... All beaches in Costa Rica are
public. Coastal homes and resorts must maintain 50-meter
easement from the water; physical barriers to access are
prohibited.... Good domestic telephone service; Internet
service readily available [country code; cr).
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