Top Places in Costa Rica

 

Costa Rica is located, according to the Ecuador, in the Northern Hemisphere, and according to the Greenwich meridian, in the Occidental Hemisphere. Its geographic coordinates are 10 north, 84 west. Costa Rica is part of what is called Central or Middle America, main land.

Because of its geographic location, Costa Rica has a strategic value in communication and commercial relationships, climate, and in productive and politic activities. The country is 2.5 times larger than wider with a total area of 51,100sq km, out of which 50,660sq km are land. The area of the country can be compared with the area of West Virginia.

Costa Rica’s borderline is about 639 km and it borders Nicaragua in the north (309 km) and Panama in the south (330 km). Its coastline is approximately 1,290 km, and it has the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Costa Rica, a small country of 51.0000 square Km., is a complex and perhaps one of the most diverse place of its size on earth, divided into several distinct regions, each of them looks like an entirely separate place, where you will find a large number of rivers, plains, mountains, valleys, flora, fauna, volcanoes, beaches, protected areas, and biological reserves. Its many and varied attractions make this country a great destinations for any visitor, but more so those that love nature and outdoor activities.

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 Top Places



The Top Places are:

  1. Corcovado National Park, Osa Peninsula

  2. Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna

  3. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

  4. Tortuguero National Park

  5. Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

 

 

 



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The Amazon of Costa Rica

 

Tortuguero is one of Costa Rica's most popular National Parks. It is located in Limon province, on the northeast Atlantic coast of Costa Rica, about 80 kilometers north of the Caribbean city of Limon. The park was established on 1975. The park has an area of 77.032 acres (19.000 hectares of coastal park and 52,000 hectares of marine area), and it’s the protection land of some species of sea turtles; the nesting time is from July to October.

Strong Caribbean currents have provided a long, straight 22 miles expanse of beach which is a favored nesting ground for sea turtles, such as the Hawksbill, Loggerheads, Baula, Carey, Cahuama and Pacific Green turtles. The Leatherback, the largest sea turtle species in the world, nests from February to July.

Tortuguero, The Amazon of Costa Rica

 

 

Volcanic Paradise

 

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, the largest volcano in northwest Costa Rica, is a remote volcanic complex in the Guanacaste Range. Rincon de la Vieja National Park is located on the Cordillera de Guanacaste, a province of Guanacaste and Alajuela, 27 km northeast of the city of Liberia. Thermal mud pools, waterfall swimming areas and freshwater lakes are also available for visitor use.

The official road to the National Park winds 27 km east out of Liberia. The way is covered by this white dust and chalky earth. The most interesting are of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano is Las Pailas (Kitchen Stoves), which includes 8 hectares of hot springs, boiling mud pots, sulfur lakes and vapor geysers which stain the rocks with red, green and yellow colors; overall it offers a bizarre geological phenomenon unique in Costa Rica.

Among the highlights of the Rincon de la Vieja National Park include: hot springs, dry forest, volcanic scenery, and many different species of flora.

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

 

Los Santos area

Coto Brus