Costa Rica

Country Overview

Costa Rica is just what its Spanish-language name describes - the "rich" coast. More precisely this very appealing Central American country offers two rich coasts.

Within the country's Pacific and Caribbean coasts visitors will discover a mainland rich in pristine cloud forests, tropical mangroves, active volcanoes, whitewater rafting, wildlife, nightlife, and most importantly nearly three million friendly people.

Capital city San Jose has excellent hotels, restaurants and complete travel services. Twenty seven per cent of Costa Rica is protected by a growing network of national parks, reserves and refuges.

The term eco-tourism was invented here.

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