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Costa Rica

Costa Rica
  • 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 90 days or less
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