About Costa Rica
Depending on altitude can vary from 50F to 90F
51,100 sq kms
Rainy and Dry Seasons only. The rainy season goes from may until november and the dry season from december until april
San Jose, Heredia, Alajuela, Cartago, Limon, Guanacaste, Puntarenas
You can also check this online Costa Rica Guide for more information about Costa Rica.
Guanacaste is one of Costa Rica's 7 provinces and maybe the most
touristy one, known for its great variety of beaches. Hotels,
resorts and its dry climate has helped the development of the tourism
industry in Guanacaste. Guanacaste beaches are located in the
At Baulas National Park, in Guanacaste, the Leather back Turtles lay
their eggs. The nesting season goes from october to february
although the Park closes in mid February.
About San Jose
San Jose is the Capital of Costa Rica. Little is preserved in San
Jose from the colonial era. Downtown San Jose is located in the
Central Valley at an altitude of 1150 m above sea level .
Downtown San Jose is small and congested , driving is not advisable
because of Costa Rican driving habits and because of parking
About Tortuguero National Park
Tortuguero National Park is the nesting place of the Leatherback and
Green Turtles. Turtles dig a hole in the sand to collocate the
eggs and then they cover the hole with sand. Some other animals
that can be observed in Tortuguero National Park are monkeys, iguanas,
sloths, toucans, parrot and loriots. Green turtles nest from
august to november. Leatherback and Green Turtles nest from
october to february. Tortuguero Village can be accessed only by
boat or airplane.
About Arenal Volcano
Arenal is an active volcano and the only one in Costa Rica with lava
flow. Its activity started in july 29, 1968, when huge
explosions destroyed the villages around. Since then the volcano
has been in continuos activity. Arenal volcano's shape is
of a perfect cone.
Monteverde was founded in 1951 by North American Quakers. This
Quakers were searching for a peaceful land to live in and searched
within Canada, Mexico and Central America. They chose Costa
Rica. This country matched with the Quakers philosophy for been a
peaceful country without an army. Within Costa Rica they chose
Monteverde for it's nice climate and fertile land. Forty four
Quakers came first to Monteverde and bought 1500 hectares for dairy
farming and cheese production.
Today Monteverde offers a beautiful Cloud Forest with lots of exciting
activities such as: sky walk, sky trek, hikes, horseback rides,
butterfly gardens, art galleries, Arenal Volcano sight seeing, etc.,
etc. Monteverde also hosts many biological research groups.
About Manuel Antonio National Park
Manuel Antonio National Park is famous for its beautiful forest that
comes all the way to white sand beaches. Wildlife can be easily
observed, such as, monkeys, sloths, iguanas, dolphins, etc. Manuel
Antonio has a beach located inside the national park and another beach
that is outside the national park and is of free access. You have to
pay a fee to enter at the national park beach. However, this is the
most beautiful beach and preserved one.
For more information you can visit this online Costa Rica Guide