Costa Rica

by Corinne and Aaron

Places to go

1. The beaches- Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches. In fact, Costa Rica translates to Rich coast. There is no shortage of beach to enjoy.

2. San Jose (the capital)- it's the center of cultural life in Costa Rica. There are many things to do there. The nightlife is also great.

3. The Santa Rosa national park- It is a very beautiful area. The lush forests are truly a sight to behold. It's a nice place to get some quiet.

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Geography

Costa Rica has a long cost line, and both tropical and subtropical climates. It also has rugged highlands.

The flag

The blue is said to represent the sky, opportunity, and perseverance. White denotes peace, happiness, and wisdom. Red represents the blood shed for freedom, as well as the generosity and vibrancy of the people.

Fun facts

  • Costa rica has a population of about 4.8 million.
  • It is a democratic republic, the president being luis Guillermo solis.
  • The currency is the costa rican colon
  • $1 us= $533.75 colon
  • you can use us money, but no $100 dollar bills ( The costa Ricans will not touch them)
  • costa rica is known for fresh sea food form of ceviche with fresh fruits and coffee.
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Cultural activivties and entertainment

  • theatres and museums
  • Brisk expressions of art and agriculture known as a loving life
  • A popular sport is soccer. National team matches are widely viewed events.
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