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Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

  1. 1. COSTA RICA
  2. 2. AboutCosta Rica•Capital: San José.•Official language: Spanish•It is a democraticrepublic.•The local currency is colón•Main airport: JuanSantamaria InternationalAirport, only twentyminutes away from SanJosé.
  3. 3. Climate• The climate is Tropical year round. However, the country has many microclimates depending on each particular region.  • Seasons: – Dry season: December to April – Rainy season: May to November
  4. 4. Why visit Costa Rica?• Visitors can enjoy the countrys majestic volcanoes, Pacific and Caribbean beaches, tropical dry, wet, and rain forests• Costa Rica has some of the best beaches in the world• It has about 5% of the earths biodiversity, protected by the National System of Conservation Areas, preserving a total of 25% of the national territory.• It is one of the worlds most popular destinations for eco- tourists
  5. 5. Variety of activities
  6. 6. South Pacific • National parks: Chirripó (highest mountain: 3,820 m), Corcovado, La Amistad • Perfect for birding, fly fishing and mountain trekking
  7. 7. Caribbean Coast • The Limon Province • Tortuguero National park: egg- laying of the marine turtles • Hiking, boating, bird and wild life watching
  8. 8. Central Valley • Costa Rica main citys: San José and Cartago • National Parks and main volcanos: • Turrialba • Irazú, with a green crater lake • Poás, with fumaroles and small eruptions
  9. 9. Northern Region • Arenal Volcano National Park • The Sarapiqui river
  10. 10. North Pacific • Guanacaste region • The Rio Celeste • Monteverde forest
  11. 11. Central Pacific • Puntarenas is the surfers Paradise: Mata Limón, Playa Hermosa, Tamarindo... • Manuel Antonio National Park
  12. 12. Mammals: jaguar,monkeys, sloths, armadillo...
  13. 13. BirdsYigüirro, quetzal, colibri
  14. 14. Casado Costa Rican CuisineGallo pinto Salsa Lizano
  15. 15. Drinks• Most places have potable water• Refrescos are beverages made from fresh fruit guanabana, watermelon, blackberry, strawberry, and passion fruit, sugar and either water or milk.• The national drink is called guaro, which is made from fermented sugar cane.
  16. 16. http://www.youtube.com/user/VisitCostaRicaVideos?feature=relchannel#p/c/1AE6B22AA86http://www.youtube.com/user/VisitCostaRicaVideos?feature=relchannel#p/c/1AE6B22AA86Paz2nd Tourist Guide, Information & Assistance

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