Fast Facts About Costa Rica

Located between Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica has long been a popular Latin America tourist destination for visitors from around the world. Spanning from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is a diverse country rich in culture and eco-freindly opportunities for travellers.
Fast Facts About Costa Rica:
Population: 4.6 million
Physical Size: 19,730 square miles
Weather: average year round temperature of 75°F
Time Zone: Central Standard Time 
Currency: Colones 
Entry Documents: Passport
Departure Tax: $26 USD per person

Quick Tips:
-The rainy season in Costa Rica runs from April to November
-Electrical voltage is the same as North America 
-It’s safe to drink the water anywhere in Costa Rica, really!

Getting Around:

Driving in Costa Rica is generally safe with the exception of pot holes and the missing man hole covers in San Jose. Consider taking a van, taxi, or use the extensive Costa Rican bus service.

Must See & Do:
-Visiting the beautiful beaches of white, cocoa, and black sands
-Viewing the parrots & monkeys at Manuel Antonio National Park
-Visiting one of the six active volcanoes including Arenal & Poas
-Visiting Teatro Nacional and the Gold Museum in the capital city of San Jose
-Riding a zip-line through the jungle canopy or 
                      taking a tour to Monteverde Cloud Forest

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