Costa Rica

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What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
William Least Heat-Moon

Costa Rica

  • General Facts 

    • Population: 4,902,328 people
    • Capital: San Jose; 335,007 people
    • Area: 19,730 square miles
    • Language: Spanish
    • Religion: Roman Catholic
    • Currency: Costa Rican Colon
    • Life Expectancy: 80 years old
    • GDP per Capita: U$D $16,300 per year
    • Literacy Rate: 98 percent

    Other Fun Facts:

    • Costa Ricans refer to themselves as “Ticos” (males) and “Ticas” (females).
    • The sun rises and sets in Costa Rica at the same time every day 365 days a year, due to its close proximity to the equator.
    • Costa Rica possesses 51 of the New World’s 300 hummingbird species.
    • Tourism is Costa Rica’s leading industry with over two million visitors arriving each year.
    • In Costa Rica, a Soda is a small, informal restaurant that serves a choice of meat and rice and beans for around $5 USD.
    • Pura Vida is used regularly by locals it means "Pure Life" and it's a way of thinking positive.

    Our Suggestions

    • Lake Arenal is a beautiful place.  You can drive around the lake too, in a big loop.
    • Tamarindo, check out the surf lessons at Sol Naciente or take a fishing tour with Seaz the Day.  
    • Great micro-brewery in Tamarindo called Volcano.  Sometimes getting good beer in Central America is difficult. This beer is great!
    • Go to the Osa Peninsula and Drake Bay in the south for some natural beauty and untouched beaches by tourism.
    • Jaco is great if you are into resorts and beaches combined.  
Costa Rica
Costa Rica

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