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COSTA RICA GENERAL INFORMATION


       Costa Rica stretches majestically from the Pacic Ocean to the Caribbean Sea in just 200 miles. Its portion of earth lls just twenty thousand
       square miles.
       Costa Rica’s political division includes seven provinces: San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas and Limón. Together
       they oer endless types of landscapes and climates, converting Costa Rica into an attractive tourism destination with just about endless
       possibilities.
       Costa Rica is known for its impressive scenic beauty, consolidated system of protected areas, social and political stability, high level of
       education and ecient, high-quality services.

          Geography



       There are high areas in the country with elevations from 1,000 to 2,000 meters above
       sea level (3,300 to 6,600 feet). The Guanacaste, Central and Talamanca mountain
       ranges are the main mountainous areas. There are also several volcanoes (Arenal,
       Irazú, Rincón de la Vieja, Poás and Turrialba), and the highest point is Cerro Chirripó,
       at 3,819 meters (12,526 feet) above sea level. Costa Rica has long seashores on both
       sides, the Atlantic and Pacic, as well as a wide range of rivers that attract specialists
       in kayaking and whitewater rafting from around the world.







                                                  Climate



                                              Costa Rica’s climate is pleasant year round. The hottest areas are the coasts.
                                              Temperatures in mountainous areas aren’t too cold, especially during the day, giving
                                              a sensation of “eternal springtime.” The average annual temperature is 31.7° C (89° F)
                                              on the coast and 16.7° C (62° F) in the interior areas. The rainy (or green) season is
                                              from May to November, and from December to April there are few showers.









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