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Costa Rica

Costa Rica

From the coast to mountain, rainforest to river and cloudforest to volcano, Costa Rica's incredible diversity of landscapes supports an abundance of amazing wildlife and makes it one of the world's premium eco-tourism destinations.

  • Capital city: San Jose
  • Arrival airport: Juan Santamaria (SJO)
  • Area of country: 51,060 km2 / 19,714 sq miles
  • Currency: Colόn (US dollars also widely accepted)
  • Time difference: GMT -6 hours (daylight saving not observed)
  • Popular dishes: Gallo pinto - rice and beans - is the national breakfast, with Casados the traditional lunch – this is rice and beans with the addition of meat, cabblage, fried plantains etc.
  • Popular drinks: Frescos – fresh fruit juices
  • Power supply: 110v
  • Sockets: 2 pin round (same as the US)
  • Language: Spanish
  • Religion: 70% Roman Catholic, 14% Protestant, 11% no religion, 4% other
  • Visa: British nationals do not require a visa to visit Costa Rica if staying for less than 90 days
  • FCDO advice: FCDO travel advice
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