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Costa Rica Travel Information

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Fast Facts

Costa Rica is made up of seven distinct provinces: San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Guanacaste, Limon and Puntarenas.

Nearly a quarter of Costa Rica is protected jungle. This biodiverse landscape, with more than 500,000 varieties of species, offers refuge to around ten percent of the world’s wildlife.

Costa Rica has fittingly served as a hub for ecotourism since the 1990s. Its tallest volcano is Irazu, which reaches a glorious 11,259 feet; Chirripo Mountain is even higher at 12,500 feet.

Region: Central America

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Riu Palace Costa Rica

Riu Palace Costa Rica

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When to Go

Mid-December through April is considered the dry season in Costa Rica. It is also the most popular time to visit. January is a great month to visit, after the rains have ended but while the rainforests are still lush, and the beaches are warm and sunny.

Since the country is spread across two different coasts and seas, there are varying climates and even a mini dry season along the southern Caribbean from September through mid-November. Throughout the year, temperatures generally remain in the balmy mid-70s F through the mid-80s F.

Travel Tips & Tools

Practical information to assist you before and during your trip.

Central America Travel Information
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