M a p s   O f   C o s t a   R i c a

  • Official Name: República de Costa Rica
  • Area: 51,100 km2 (19,730 sq mi)
  • Population: 4,500,000
  • Geographic coordinates: 10 00 N, 84 00 W
  • Currency: Costa Rica Colon (B/.1 = US$ 1) US dollar
  • Form of Goverment: Constitutional democracy
  • GDP - per capita (PPP): $10,357 (2008 est.)
  • Provinces: Seven provinces, divided in 81 cantons
  • Language: Spanish (official) and Mekatelyu (recognised regional language)
  • Freedom House Costa Rica Rating: 1.5
  • Political Rights Score: 1
  • Civil Liberties Score: 1
  • Status: Free

Republic of Costa Rica

Costa Rica has for years been denouced as a bad place to invest or visit. This is just not true. It's my favorite country in the region and the people are nice and realistic. They know tourism and have been at it for years so the quality of the service in Costa Rica is much higher than in the other countries of Central America.

Volcanoes of Costa Rica

Tenorio Volcano and Miravalles Protected Zone is located in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. The smooth cinder cone of Tenorio rises from its surrounding forest, achieving a maximum height of 6,286 feet (1,916 m). The symmetrical Tenorio Volcano area is characterized by an enchanting blend of forest and unique fauna, as well a distinct geology, such as boiling springs and geysers.