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Eco Teach

Fly Drive Costa Rica

Fox holidays

Nature Air

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TerraMundo Travels

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Unico Travel, Costa Rica specialist

WRC Travel

Hotels/ Bed & Breakfast

Bergerac Hotel, San José

Casa del Parque Hostel

Congo Bongo, Limon

Costa Rica Hotels & Resorts

Hotel Balmoral, San José

Hotel Bula Bula, Guanacaste

Hotel El Mono Feliz, Ojochal

La Mariposa

Mawamba Lodge, Tortuguero

Rancho Margot, eco tourism

Villa`s and apartments Costa Rica

Apartementos Agapi, Limon

Azania Bungalows, Cocles Beach

Buena Vista Villas, San Antonio

Coral Hill Bungalows, Calhuita

Escape, Grecia

Fidelito Holiday Ranch

La Costa de Papito, Limon

Luna Lodge, Carate

Red Palm Villas, Nicoya

Scotland Apartments

General information Costa Rica

Adventure tour 2011, movie

Costa Rica Factbook

Costa Rica Geography

Costa Rica Virtual Guide

Costa Rica Nature Scanner

Costa Rica live radio stations

The flag of Costa Rica

The weather in Costa Rica

Kaart van Costa Rica

Nederlandse Ambassade, San José

Vaccinaties Costa Rica

Valuta Converter

Visit Costa Rica


What to see and do Costa Rica

Arenal Vulkaan

Barva Volcano

Cabo Blanco

Cahuita National Park

Catie

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Musea van Costa Rica

National Museum Costa Rica

Rincon de la Vieja

Santa Elena tropical forest

Osa peninsula

Turu Ba Ri

Tortuguero National Park

Butterfly farm

San José Costa Rica

City of San José

Galeria Namu

Mineta Airport

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

Museos del Banco Central

Nederlandse Ambassade San José

San José Wiki

Teatro Nacional

Zoo Simon Bolivar






Restaurants Costa Rica

Enjoy Restaurants

Costa Rica Cuisine

Koki Beach

La Pastaia, San José

Lunchdinner

Rio Danta Restaurant

Going out/ Events Costa Rica

Casino Fiesta, Alajuela

Clubbing Culture

Eventos en Costa Rica

Limon Carnival

Night life Costa Rica

The Backyard Bar, Playa Hermosa

Government Costa Rica

Government Costa Rica

Politics in Costa Rica

Presidencia Costa Rica

Supreme Court Costa Rica



Jobs in Costa Rica

Jobs @ Intel

Emigrate to Costa Rica

Internships in Costa Rica

Raleigh International

Voluntary Work in Costa Rica


Shopping Costa Rica

Costa Rica Shopping Malls

Costa Rican Store

Costa Rica's best buys

Koss Art Gallery

Multiplaza Costa Rica

Shops in San José

Zakelijk Costa Rica

Banco Central de Costa Rica

Invest in Costa Rica

Chambers Costa Rica

Scotia Bank

Trade guide Costa Rica

TKB Costa Rica

Diving & Sports Costa Rica

Costa Rica diving

Costa Rica Golf Courses

Costa Rica beaches

Divesite directory

Rafting

Skydiving

Surfing in Costa Rica

History/ Culture Costa Rica

A brief history of Costa Rica

Centrum Latijns Am. Studies

Etiquette & understanding

History Costa Rica

History & Culture

Tradities Costa Rica


Travel stories/ Pictures

Baardwijk's Worldview

Costa Rica and Panama

Nature & Wildlife

Perfect fit

Siegers



Healthcare Costa Rica

Cima San José

Costa Rica Private Hospitals

Comision de emergencias

Cosmetic dentists

Nederlandse doctor

Dentists Costa Rica

Taal / onderwijs Costa Rica

Ethnologue Costa Rica

Online Spaans leren

Spaans leren in San José

Spanish Immersion School

Studeren in Costa Rica


Religion Costa Rica

International Baptist Church

Katholieke kerken in Costa Rica

Religie in Costa Rica

Theravada Boeddhisme in Costa Rica



Real estate Costa Rica

Caribe Sur Costa Rica Real

Costa Rica Real Estate

Emerald Forest Properties

Karen Real Estate

Properties in Costa Rica

Real Estate Craigslist

Vervoer / autoverhuur

Avis

Busvervoer in Costa Rica

Boot Charters Costa Rica

De Tram in Costa Rica

Fietsen in Costa Rica

Sixt Autoverhuur

Travel guide Costa Rica A-Z

Border formalities

To stay in Costa Rica less than 90 days a visa is not required. Travelers must be in possession of passport valid for at least 6 months after return to Europe. The departure tax is $ 29 payed cash.

Capital

The capital of Costa Rica is San José.

Climate / weather

The climate in Costa Rica is year round warm and humid with an average temperature between 20 and 30 degrees. Costa Rica has a tropical climate. In the wetter months (April to December) it rains in Costa Rica. usually not all day, but earlier in the morning or the afternoon. Many travelers go precisely in the wet season in Costa Rica; nature is in bloom and is deep green. The Caribbean coast has, due to the trade winds and the sea influences, a different climate; less rains and more sun. At higher places like the Monteverde cloud forest, the climate is all year round cooler and moister.

Electricity

The voltage in Costa Rica is 110 volts. A USA adapter with two flat pins is required and the device must be able to switch from 220 to 110 volts.

Flora and fauna

In Costa Rica there national parks and reserves ( 25 % of the land is protected and national park. ). Much of it consists of tropical rainforest. The highest point is the Cerro Chirripó (3810m ) in the Cordillera de Talamanca. Costa Rica has several volcanoes: the Arenal , Rincon de la Vieja and Turrialba area stil ctive. The fauna is very rich in Costa Rica. In total, live in Costa Rica thousands of species of invertebrates, approximately 150 species of amphibians, reptiles about 215 species, around 865 species of birds, 75 species of birds of prey and more than 240 species of mammals. Costa Rica has profiled itself historically as a paradise in the field of ecotourism. Costa Rica has the greatest biodiversity in the world. In Costa Rica tehre are about 500,000 animals and plant species while the country covers only 0.03 % of the world's surface .

General

The Republic of Costa Rica is a country in Central America that is bordered to the north by Nicaragua and to the south by Panama In the west and east it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Costa Rica literally means Rich Coast. Pura vida! is the term used by Costa Ricans as something is totally awesome. For lovers of a tropical climate, eco-tourism, outdoor recreation and wildlife, Costa Rica is also quite pura vida! Costa Rica is more durable, more prosperous and safer than surrounding states.

Government

Costa Rica is a democratic republic, the head is a president who will be elected for four years. In 1949 the democratic government abolished the army and since then there are no conflicts in Costa Rica.

Health

For Costa Rica DTP and hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended, inquire well before leaving for the latest information regarding vaccinations. Drink only water from a sealed bottle or drink boiled water as tea or coffee. Health care in Costa Rica is at a high level. In the private clinics in the country the service is fast and really well.

Language

The official language in Costa Rica is Spanish. In the tourist areas, you can also go well with English.

Money

The currency of Costa Rica is the Colón, named after Columbus. There are notes of 10,000, 5,000, 1,000 and coins. Indication Currency: 1 euro = 721 colones (June 2011). The U.S. $ is accepted everywhere. The most commonly used credit cards are Visa and Mastercard. Note: After 22:00 pm, you can not withdraw money in connection with safety.

Osa peninsula

The Osa Peninsula in the southwest of Costa Rica is known as a very rich ecosystem, more than half of all species in the country you can find here. This is partly due to the many types of vegetation, and the remote location of the peninsula. The crown jewel of Osa is Corcovado National Park.

Telephony

The country code for Costa Rica is +506.

Time difference

UTC -6 hours all of the period.

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