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A world leader in holidays linked to the natural world, though in no way lacking sunny beaches for a lazy vacation, Costa Rica has a developed tourism sector that, at the same time, preserves its natural reserves carefully.
There is the Arenal Volcano, the hot springs at Tabacon, watching the turtles at Tortuguero National Park and many other protected spaces.
The Costa Rican colón is the unit of currency.
The language spoken in the country is Spanish.
The capital is San Jose. It does not have a great deal to see, but San Jose does have the Pre-Colombian Gold Museum.
The dry season is from December to April in much of the country, but prices rise at this time too. May to November is sunny too and the rain that falls tends to pass quickly, so don’t rule out going at that time.
The country is rightly famous for its surfing, though, in general, it really caters for outdoor sports such as paddle boards, zip lining, mountain biking, sport fishing and white water rafting. Or you can just explore the wonderful nature.
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