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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).

With its beautiful name and wonderful destinations, it’s no doubt that the country receives over 1.7 million tourists per year, the majority of whom come from the United States and Canada.

Costa Rica remains one of the most popular tourist destinations in Latin America and stands as the most visited nation in the Central American region.

Find here the best luxury hotels in Costa Rica.

More interesting articles about Costa Rica:

10 Best Things To Do In Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

By |2019-03-17T17:35:10+02:00October 29th, 2016|Best Things To Do In, Central America, 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 of the beach, you can never go wrong in choosing Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica as your vacation realm this year.  Check out the following [...]

Ultimate List of Best Luxury Hotels in Costa Rica

By |2019-03-17T18:18:11+02:00August 29th, 2016|Best Luxury Hotels, Central America, 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 most beautiful beaches in the world which you will most likely have for your own. Although all the huge hotel brands like Hilton, Intercontinental, [...]

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

By |2018-08-15T15:45:40+02:00May 9th, 2014|Central America, Costa Rica|

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 by an official act of the Legislative Assembly and ended with a speech by Solís. Six presidents, mostly from Central America and representatives of 80 countries [...]

Duran Sanatorium – The Most Haunted Place in Costa Rica

By |2018-08-15T15:42:08+02:00March 3rd, 2014|Central America, 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 with its fresh, cold air was considered as optimal for those suffering from consumption. In 1963 when tuberculosis was no longer an issue and the [...]

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

By |2018-09-02T22:59:56+02:00January 22nd, 2014|Central America, 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 into two areas; Las Palais and Santa María. The main entrance is situated 25 kilometers northwest of Libería. [---ATOC---] [---TAG:h2---] Rincon de la Vieja [...]

Border Crossing Costa Rica to Nicaragua by Boat

By |2018-09-02T21:17:04+02:00January 20th, 2014|Central America, Costa Rica, Nicaragua|

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 option. While most people cross the border in Peñas Blancas I choose the more adventures option. At 5:30 in the morning I take the [...]