Facts

Facts

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Simple statistics cannot do justice to Costa Rica’s friendly people, stunning terrain, rich biodiversity and long history. But the facts do paint a colorful picture of this Central American nation, where democracy has prevailed for more than 60 years, Catholicism is the state religion, and the environment is paramount. And the facts tell a story – a story of one of the world’s most biodiverse nations, of a stable government, and of a country that is more than 25% protected parkland and wildlife reserve.

  • Where is Costa Rica?

    Where is Costa Rica?

    Costa Rica is located in the Central American isthmus that connects North America and South America. Geographically speaking, it is part of North America, while its cultural heritage is Latin American.

  • Costa Rica Quick Facts & Stats

    Costa Rica Quick Facts & Stats

    Before you book your tropical getaway, brush up on this handy list of Costa Rica facts on geography, history, people and its flora & fauna.

  • San Jose – Costa Rica Capital

    San Jose – Costa Rica Capital

    Many tourists bypass San Jose and see only the international airport before heading to the more popular destinations. However San Jose has museums and history that make it a worthy destination.

  • Costa Rica’s 7 provinces

    Costa Rica’s 7 provinces

    Unique mixture of the 'pura vida' culture in the scattered towns of the Costa Rica's 7 provinces; it's national parks abundant with wildlife and lush greenery, and indigenous people & their traditions are quite rewarding.

  • Geology

    Geology

    Costa Rica is famous for its towering mountains, active volcanoes and dramatic valleys, but the unseen forces that created this impressive landscape don't tend to get much attention. Geologically speaking, Costa Rica is one of the most...

  • Flora & Fauna

    Flora & Fauna

    The diversity of the Costa Rican landscape means that many different species of animals can be found here. From big cats to tiny amphibians, the country is home to some of the most exotic creatures on the planet.

  • Religion in Costa Rica

    Religion in Costa Rica

    Roman Catholicism is the official, traditional, and dominant religion in Costa Rica. After the government, the Catholic church is the most powerful institution in the country. Since 1949, Costa Rican Constitution provides for freedom of...

  • Costa Rica Holidays

    Costa Rica Holidays

    Many of Costa Rica’s holidays are based on the Catholic religion. On most of these official holidays (dias feriados), banks, public offices, and many businesses are closed.

  • Top Costa Rica Facts

    Top Costa Rica Facts

    Costa Rica is small on size but big on things that we bet you didn’t know before! Keep on reading to find out what Costa Ricans like to eat and what they call themselves...

  • Costa Rica Flag

    Costa Rica Flag

    The flag is formed by five horizontal stripes (two blue, two white and one red) and also makes use of the national ensign (coat of arms) which is left out on unofficial matters. The blue is meant to represent idealism, the white stands...

  • Top Ten Costa Rican Info Sites

    Top Ten Costa Rican Info Sites

    Check out the list below for the best Costa Rica-related sites that you need to keep you informed and up to date with all things Tico

  • News Costa Rica

    News Costa Rica

    Keep up to date with what’s happening in Costa Rica. Stay in touch with the following links: The Tico Times: http://www.ticotimes.net/

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