So this post is our light-hearted view of Costa RicaIt has some of the interesting stuff, a few trivial facts, and our thoughts on the country.
The sections to explore;
- Let's Start with the Truths
- So What's This Trivia Then?
- Local food & drinks
- What's to See & Do
- In Popular Culture
- And our thoughts
- Value for Money
- Getting around town
- Our Highlights
You can click on the link to jump to the section, and to return, just click on the title.
The LocationThe Three C's
Where's Costa Rica in the world?
Costa Rica Up Close
It’s good to talk
Costa Rican colón (CRC)
Also the US Dollar (USD) can be used but the exchange rate can suck.
Central Standard Time (CST)
No daylight saving
Did you know?
- Costa Rica has no military force. Its Police are armed though, and it has a paramilitary force for Border Patrol.
- By law, coffee producers in Costa Ricia can only grow the Arabica coffee variety. Considered the best by many in the know.
- About 25% of the country is in protected national parks, or protected areas. The country contains around 5% of the world’s biodiversity.
- Costa Rica has a tropical climate, with only 2 seasons the dry season, or summer that generally starts in December and runs through to April, when the wet season, or winter kicks in. Plan your trip carefully.
Food and drink
If your heading off on your own Costa Rican adventure, than grab a copy of this DK Eyewitness book.
I love planning trips and these guides are so helpful.
I find them extremely informative, easy to follow and the pictures and maps tempt you into discovering more.
What to see & do in Costa Rica
Wildlife to See
Where we stayed in Costa Rica
Find your accommodation
Value for Money
Our value for money index.
Don't forget we're Londoners, and that means our baseline is quite high.
Behind the wheel - the driving karma
What's it like driving in the country.
Which side of the road do they drive on? They drive on the right.
Costa Rica Tourist information
Janis's Hi's & Lo's
Gary's Hi's & Lo's
From our 2007 tour – so much, but it has to be Tortuguero, despite the rainfall & humidity – I think I’ve finally dried out now.
From the country; lots of good friends after working with a team daily for 7 years. Wonderful people, so friendly
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