Costa Rica

Capital City: San José

Currency: Costa Rican Colón

Official languages: Spanish

Neighbouring countries: Panama and Nicaragua

Interesting places to visit include: Tortuguero National Park, Poás Volcano, Corcovado National Park, Arenal Volcano, Puerto Viejo, Manuel Antonio National Park

Time Zone: Central Standard Time (UTC -6)

Largest City: San José

Some interesting and fun facts about Costa Ricans: Locals call themselves Ticos (for male) and Ticas (for female). As foreigner you are called Gringo (for male) and Gringa (for female).

10 Best Things To Do In Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
10 Best Things To Do In Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo is a paradise for surfers and beach lovers. But aside from surfing, there are plenty of other exciting adventures to experience in this amazing town. With hassle-free, Jamaican-Caribbean Lifestyle combined with the refreshing view […]

Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica
Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country but has so much to offer. Volcanoes, the amazing Caribbean and Pacific Coast, lots of nature and national parks, tasty food, friendly people, good music and some of the […]

10 Best Things To Do In Monteverde
10 Best Things To Do In Monteverde

Check out this video of one of my most favorite country Costa Rica: What to do in Monteverde 1. Zip Lining in Monteverde Costa Rica I highly recommend the Canopy Tour with 100% Aventura Adventure Park. […]

Inauguration of Costa Rica’s 47th President Luis Guillermo Solís
Inauguration of Costa Rica’s 47th President Luis Guillermo Solís

Today Luis Guillermo Solís became the 47th President of Costa Rica. He attended the ceremony with his partner, First Lady Mercedes Peñas Domingo. The 90 minutes inauguration started at 10am with the entry of international delegations, followed […]

Duran Sanatorium – The Most Haunted Place in Costa Rica
Duran Sanatorium – The Most Haunted Place in Costa Rica

The Duran Sanatorium was founded by Dr. Carlos Duran in 1915 and operated as a hospital for tuberculosis patients and as an asylum for the mentally ill. The mountains in Cartago near the Irazu Volcano […]

The Color Run San Jose 2014 – Colorful through Costa Rica
The Color Run San Jose 2014 – Colorful through Costa Rica

On Sunday, February 16th, 2014 The Color Run took place in Costa Rica´s capital city San Jose. The start was at 9:00 am at the west side of the national stadium. The 5 kilometer circuit […]

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park (in Spanish: Parque Nacional Volcán Rincón de la Vieja) is located in the province of Guanacaste and Alajuela. It has a size of 14,083 hectare and is divided […]

Border Crossing Costa Rica to Nicaragua by Boat
Border Crossing Costa Rica to Nicaragua by Boat

Border Crossing Costa Rica to Nicaragua by Boat – Most tourists who are travelling in Costa Rica also want to visit other Central American countries. Nicaragua, the land of volcanos and lakes is one popular […]

Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs Costa Rica
Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs Costa Rica

From Costa Rica´s capital city San José we have made a day tour to the impressive Arenal Volcano, visited the famous city of Sarchi and relaxed in the natural hot springs of Tabacon. Located north […]

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