Located in Central America between Nicaragua and Panama
Population - 4 million (3 million live in Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose)
Costa Rica gained its independence from Spain in 1821
National Language is Spanish - English is the country's second language
The entire country is the approximate size of South Dakota
Various Tropical and sub-tropical climates
High Season runs between December and April. This time is when the schools in Costa Rica are out for summer break. The rest of the year has great weather except for the end of September to beginning of November which is the peak of the "rainy season"
The country has 1290 kilometers of coastline
98% literacy rate-highest of any Spanish speaking country
Affordable and high quality medical and dental care
Although Costa Rica accounts for less than 1% of the worlds land mass it contains over 12% of the world's bio-diversity.
Lush tropical rain forests are abundant with exotic wildlife
White, black, and cinnamon sand beaches line the Pacific and Caribbean coastline
Costa Rica offers something for everyone
Surf enthusiasts from all over the world travel to Costa Rica for some of the best surfing anywhere
Deep sea fishermen come from all over to catch Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Tuna, and much, much more.
#1 destination in the world for eco-tourism
Ranked as one of the world's top wedding destinations
Excellent place to relax and enjoy the world around you