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Costa Rica

Have Yourself a Rambling Christmas

Have Yourself a Rambling Christmas

Escape the Christmas routine this year with Ramblers Walking Holidays, who have a range of departures over the festive season for those looking for time away from the turkey and tinsel. With departures programmed…

Jaco: Costa Rica in the Raw

Jaco: Costa Rica in the Raw

Very different from the average holiday, but is it for you? Mike East jettisoned all his English inhibitions to check into a clothing optional resort and experience Costa Rica in…

Surfing Begins at 40

Surfing Begins at 40

Experienced traveller Mike East took up surfing for the first time in his mid-forties. He doesn’t regret it; neither would you…

Interested in Costa Rica?

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.

Major Tourism Attractions

There is the Arenal Volcano, the hot springs at Tabacon, watching the turtles at Tortuguero National Park and many other protected spaces.

Costa Rica Money

The Costa Rican colón is the unit of currency.

Language of Costa Rica

The language spoken in the country is Spanish.

Capital of Costa Rica

The capital is San Jose. It does not have a great deal to see, but San Jose does have the Pre-Colombian Gold Museum.

Best Times to Visit Costa Rica

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.

Other Tourist Attractions

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.