Costa Rica Information

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Costa Rica

A year round destination! Ideal for nature lovers, eco-tourism, soft adventure and pristine beaches!!

General Information

Entry Requirements: US Citizens, Canadians & Europeans need a valid passport

Area: 20,000 square miles

Climate : 72 ºF Average Year Round
May – October – Green Season
Nov – April – Dry Season

Elevation: Max 12,532 Ft from sea level

Location: 10ºN at line of Equator

Population: 4,907,742 inhabitants (Europeans, Chinese, Afrojamaican, US and Canadian Citizens)

Currency: COLON

Taxes and Tips: Hotels charge 13% sales tax. A 10% service is added in restaurants.

25% of land : NATIONAL PARKS & PROTECTED AREAS

Neutral Country

No Army: money goes to education & health care

Spanish is the official language, English compulsory

Literacy Rate 97%

Low crime

Safe Tap Water

No malaria, Yellow Fever

Insect Repellents: much use in Tortuguero and Limon

The Nature

6% of World´s Bio-diversity

Multiple micro-climates

Over 700 miles of coast in two oceans

Airports

International:
Juan Santamaría International Airport. Five to Twenty minutes drive to hotels.
Airlines: AMERICAN AIRLINES, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, DELTA AIRLINES, TACA, UNITED AIRLINES, MEXICANA, IBERIA, AIR CANADA.

Liberia Airport (Guanacaste) Charter Flights Scheduled Flights.
Airlines: AMERICAN AIRLINES, CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, DELTA AIRLINES.

Domestic Airport:
Tobías Bolaños