Costa Rica Destinations

Costa Rica Destinations

Destinations in Costa Rica

Costa Rica should be your first preferred holiday destination. Travel crazy people should feel happy to know that Costa Rica is mostly un-explored destination, hence, you will get must see places of natural beauty including long sandy beaches, lush jungles and enormous turtles etc.  It is a place where you will get tremendous pleasure at affordable cost.

You can select rainy season to travel to this place because the main beauty lies here in this time only. The season runs from May to September and the place turns as like as a new bride during this time. However, you can also visit to this place from November to April as you will get calm and cool weather during this period helping you to have outdoor activities.

Costa Rica Capital
(and largest city)
San José
9°55′N 84°4′W
Costa Rica Official Language(s) Spanish
Costa Rica Recognised Regional Languages Mekatelyu, Bribri
Costa Rica Demonym Costa Rican; Tico
Costa Rica Government Constitutional democracy
(Presidential republic)
 -  Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla
Costa Rica Independence Declared 
 -  Costa Rica from Spain September 15, 1821 
 -  Costa Rica from Mexico October 4, 1824 
 -  Costa Rica from UPCA March 21, 1847 
 -  Costa Rica Recognized by Spain May 10, 1850 
Costa Rica Area
 -  Total 51,100 km2 (128th)
19,653 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 0.7
Costa Rica Population
 -  July 2010 estimate 4,253,897 (123rd)
GDP (PPP) 2009 estimate
 -  Total $48.881 billion
 -  Per capita $10,579
GDP (nominal) 2009 estimate
 -  Total $29.318 billion
 -  Per capita $6,345
Gini (2007) 48.0 (high) (30th)
HDI (2010) Down 0.725 (high) (62nd)
Costa Rica Currency Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Costa Rica Time Zone CTZ (UTC-6)
Costa Rica Drives on the right
Internet TLD .cr
Costa Rica Calling Code +506

Easy Communication to Reach There:

There are many air service providers offering you easy communication between the United States and Costa Rica. This place is very well connected from many famous cities of the USA. However, its Liberia Airport is connected internationally providing you quite happier journey from many major cities of the world. 

You can all other communication services including public bus, taxi, private bus, domestic flights for your local visits at your stay.

Interesting Attractions of Costa Rica Destination:

Costa Rica Weather and Wildlife:

The weather of Costa Rica is always pleasurable. Whenever you travel to Costa Rica, you will have the great pleasure of its weather. Summer or rainy the pleasure waits for you there. Beautiful landscapes and dark green forests are remarkable, which lures to visit the place again and again. Wildlife in Costa Rica is something that you never find anywhere. The tropical bush makes you feel warmth while travelling. Various species of turtles and other beautiful birds and animals should attract to this place. You will find many ferocious animals too here, so, you have to take guide while travelling the interior forests.

San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose is the capital of Costa Rica attributing wonderful year-round spring-like climate. San Jose is encircled with some of beautiful volcanoes providing you beautiful afternoon watch year round. The collaborative habitation in San Jose started from 1737 and now the population reaches the margin of 1.35 million. San Jose has greater history with outstanding stories. This is surely a must see place of visit to Costa Rica.

San Jose Nickname(s): Chepe
San Jose Motto: Ad Meliora
San Jose Coordinates: 9°56′N 84°5′W
San Jose Country Costa Rica
San Jose Province San José Province
San Jose Canton San José Canton
San Jose Founded ca. 1738
San Jose Capital as of May 16, 1823
San Jose Government
 - Type Democratic Republica
 - Mayor Johnny Araya Monge (PLN)
San Jose Area
 - City 44.62 km2 (17.2 sq mi)
Elevation 1,161 m (3,809 ft)
San Jose Population (December 2007)
 - City 159,535(2)
 - Metro 611,616 (2)
 - Demonym Josefino/a
San Jose Time Zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
San Jose Postal Code 10101
San Jose Area Code(s) + 506
San Jose HDI (2007/2008) 0.846 – high
San Jose Website

The Rugged Pacific Coast

Pacific coast is one of the famous places of Costa Rica providing you the facility of surfing and deep sea fishing. You can enjoy here mostly with fishing.

The Wild Caribbean Coast

Caribbean is mainly popular for its plain separated and long straight coast having series of freshwater. You can chill out to this coast finding man-made canals.

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano is also one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica. It has an impeccable cone-shaped structure as it is one of the active volcanoes of the earth. People get to see its eruptions.

Coordinates 10°27′48″N 84°42′12″W
Type Stratovolcano with lava domes
Age of rock 7,000
Last eruption 1968–2010 (continually active)

Climbing Mount Chirripo

You can select for climbing great Chirripo Mountain. Climbing this mountain also provides you great pleasure.
As a whole, Costa Rica should be your best holiday destination if you like to enjoy in unexplored wildlife sanctuary and surprising natural beauty. You can plan your holiday travel to reach Costa Rica mostly in the rainy season to get the best accomplishment of your travel.

Costa Rica Destinations

  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs
  • Tamarindo & Playa Langosta
  • Drake Bay & Corcovado National Park
  • Jaco & Playa Hermosa
  • Rincon de la Vieja Volcano
  • Cahuita National Park
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Grecia & Sarchi