COASTA RICA

"Enchantment of the World"

Small and safe but full of adventure and activities to experience there really is a staggering amount to see in Costa Rica. There are smouldering volcanoes, lush tropical forests, serene cloud-forests, unspoiled beaches and a diverse range of flora and fauna on show everywhere in a riot of vivid colors. From river-floating to rafting and canopy walk-ways to zip-lining it is a country that caters to all tastes and ages. Costa Rica is in Central America. It is bordered by both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, with Panama to the south and Nicaragua to the north. The country's total area is 51,100 sq km (19,730 sq mi), slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia. Costa Rica's terrain varies between coastal plains and rugged mountains. Three mountain ranges run through the country and there are over 100 volcanic cones, several of which are major volcanoes. The highest point is Cerro Chirripo, which rises to 3,810 meters (12,500 ft) in the Chirripo National Park. The country’s rainiest months, termed the “green season,” start in May and run until early December. The dry season typically lasts from December through April.
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