About Costa Rica

Abolishing its armed forces in 1949, Costa Rica is one of the most stable countries in Latin America and has avoided the violence that has plagued most of Central America. Since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred the country’s democratic development which makes it and example of political stability in the region.

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

Costa Rica is home to a rich variety of plants and animals. While the country has only about 0.1% of the world’s landmass, it contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Over 25% of Costa Rica is composed of protected forests and reserves.

Costa Rica’s boasts one of the best climates around the world holding a steady temperature between 25 and 30+ degrees Celcius all year round. December through April is consider the dry season while May through November is considered the humid season (rainy season).

Costa Rica Beaches

Live on one of the most beautiful beaches in the pacific…

Samara Beach is excellent for swimming and for kids, since an island and a coral reef break up most of the surf.

One of the safest and prettiest beaches in the country is Playa Samara…

Lonely Planet – Destination Costa Rica.

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