Costa Rica is a world-renowned tropical country known for its biodiversity and natural splendor. It is sandwiched between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the southeast. Its slender width makes it manageable to traverse and explore, with a high volume of nature reserves, national parks, and animal sanctuaries. Its capital and largest city of roughly two million people, San Jose, is in the center of the country, providing access to some of its most notable wilderness. Rainforests and beaches are the biggest draws to Costa Rica, and the Talamanca Mountains are prominent objectives for hikers and mountaineers.
Costa Rica has a tropical climate, with pleasant temperatures as a norm. The dry season lasts from December to April. Beginning in May, precipitation increases and the rainy season lasts into November.
Costa Rican colon (CRC)
Flying into the international airport of San Jose is the most common means by which to enter Costa Rica. There is also a smaller airport in the northern part of the country, outside of Liberia. Tica Bus makes international access possible by bus between other Central American countries.
The dry season from December to April is most ideal, though it is also the busiest.
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