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Northwestern Costa Rica: pura vida!

Northwestern Costa Rica: pura vida!

Between the Arenal Volcano and the Pacific Ocean, the northwest of Costa Rica has a wide variety of landscapes: humid forests, volcanoes, agricultural plains, mineral […]

Food and drink, where to eat Costa Rica

Food and drink, where to eat Costa Rica

Food and drink, where to eat Costa Rica Kitchen Costa Rican specialties Roborative, Costa Rican cuisine doesn & rsquo; t go blissful, but it is undeniably straightforward, sincere and served copiously. - The spévous! Coriander, coconut milk, onions, […]

Arenal: Costa Rica, below the volcano

Arenal: Costa Rica, below the volcano

The year 1968 was turbulent in Costa Rica, marked by important manifestations ... of the Arenal volcano. After centuries of tranquility, the mastodon went into a […]

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Costa Rica

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Costa Rica

Where to sleep, hotels and accommodation Costa Rica No problem finding accommodation in Costa Rica. There are all types of accommodation, comfort levels and prices. In our comments, we indicate a range of prices, from low season (rainy season, roughly between […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Costa Rica

Entry formalities and useful contacts Costa Rica

Entry formalities and useful contacts Costa Rica Entry formalities - For more than the Costa Rica release date. Attention to United, your passport must be valid to renew it before your return or have a connection to another destination. More info: […]

Costa Rica Culture

Costa Rica Culture

Costa Rica Culture A rainbow population Costa Rica counts 4,9 million inhabitants. 83,5% of Ticos are white or mixed race - only El Salvador and Honduras are more so. This specificity is due in part to the relative weakness of the Amerindian population […]

Geography and landscapes Costa Rica

Geography and landscapes Costa Rica

Geography and landscapes Costa Rica The countries of the south-eastern west. This specificity, combined with the climate and pastures of its volcanic highlands, has earned it the nickname of « Switzerland of Central America ". Costa Rica is bounded […]

Sports and recreation Costa Rica

Sports and recreation Costa Rica

Sports and recreation Costa Rica Hiking - 27 national parks line hundreds of kilometers of trails where you can wear your sneakers! And again, we do not count the few 125 reserves from the country. In total, 25% of the territory is occupied by parks or reserves! Before […]

Three parks in Costa Rica: Monteverde, Tenorio, Palo Verde

Three parks in Costa Rica: Monteverde, Tenorio, Palo Verde

From the Pacific to the Caribbean via the Central Valley, Costa Rica is dotted with parks and nature reserves. And the fabulous thing is that they are all unique. […]

Traditions and customs Costa Rica

Traditions and customs Costa Rica

Traditions and customs Costa Rica religions Spanish colonial heritage obliges, Costa Ricans are in the majority Catholic (about 72%). Moreover, if the Constitution recognizes freedom of worship and affirms the separation of Church and State, Catholicism […]

Transport and travel Costa Rica

Transport and travel Costa Rica

Transport and travel Costa Rica By car © Shutterstock - 4x4 in Costa Rica - A 4x4 veterinarian is essential in Costa Rica where Dakar to drive, it is enough to control the vehicle and to be careful On Tracks. Some mountain tracks are dusty in the dry […]

Money and budget Costa Rica

Money and budget Costa Rica

Money and budget Costa Rica Money, banks, exchange The currencies used - La national currency and the colón (plural colones), in homage to Christopher Columbus. Colón is abbreviated as CRC and divided into 100 centavos. It is pegged to the US dollar. […]

When to go to Costa Rica

When to go to Costa Rica

When to go to Costa Rica La green season, or rainy season, s & rsquoctober. Precipitation is more pronounced throughout the year on the Caribbean coast and on the Osa peninsula (South Pacific coast). In the dry season (from the beginning of December […]

What to do Costa Rica

What to do Costa Rica

What to do Costa Rica Here are some experiences to live at least once in Costa Rica. Find here the things to do in Costa Rica, the activities to try, the dishes to taste… So many timeless and unforgettable moments, to live certainly during your trip. Get […]

Health and Safety Costa Rica

Health and Safety Costa Rica

Health and Safety Costa Rica Health Good news ! The state of health of the country does not present any particular danger for the tourist. However, here are some wise tips. Before your departure, consult the websites of the Institut Pasteur and the Ministry […]

Recommended routes Costa Rica

Recommended routes Costa Rica

Recommended routes Costa Rica If Costa Rica is no more than 450 km long and 250 km wide at the most opposite points, the mountainous cordilleras in the center of the country and the tracks in the most remote corners lengthen the journey times. Keep this […]

Climate, seasons and weather Costa Rica

Climate, seasons and weather Costa Rica

Climate, seasons and weather Costa Rica Tropical dry, humid tropical, mountain semi-tropical, lowland semi-tropical ... according to climatologists, there are nearly 150 microclimates in Costa Rica! Altitude, geographical position, Atlantic side, Pacific […]

Costa Rica identity card

Costa Rica identity card

Costa Rica identity card - Area: 51 100 km² Population: 4,9 million d & rsquo Capital city : San Jose Hope HDI (Index of Rate of Change : coló Languages: l & rsquo Religions:  Ré Head of l & rsquo Abolition of the army: 1948. - UNESCO […]

Practical life in Costa Rica

Practical life in Costa Rica

Practical life in Costa Rica Time difference It is 8 hours less in summer (our European summer) and 7 hours less in winter. When it is 20 p.m. in France, it is 12 p.m. or 13 p.m. in Costa Rica, depending on the season. The pace of life may also seem offbeat […]

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