Costa Rica

Photo: F Delventhal, Cartwheel

Costa Rica has 4% of global biodiversity and the country has attracted tropical biologists, ecologists and nature-loving visitors seeking a peaceful vacation. The country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east.

The country is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, four types of forest and more than 500 species of flora and fauna, with more than 26 percent of its territory comprising national parks and other protected areas.

The capitol is San José.

San José, Costa Rica

2019

Planet, People, Peace 2019

Celebrations
August 24 Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica (National Parks Day)

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