Costa Rica is a little country
located in Central America. It is boarded by Panama and Nicaragua
as well as the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. It has a territory of 51.000
square Kilometres with a population of four millions of inhabitants
who are characterised by a vast ethnic and cultural diversity. In
spite of being a little country, its historical an geographical conditions
as well as its democratic and cultural background has provided this
country with a special particularity which has make it a respectful
and acknowledged country around the world.
The Costa Rican territory has the shape of a trapeze. Its main characteristic
is that it has a range of high and big mountains throughout the whole
territory. This geographical trait gives origin to the weather diversity
of this country. This weather diversity is responsible of the great
variety of woods, which have a vast diversity in flora and fauna.
Costa Rican current geographical position is due to many geological
processes that provided our country with a strategic position. This
privileged situation has made that Costa Rica and the other Central
American countries function as an ecological bridge of the animal
species that come from South America and North America. This phenomenon
is the cause of the complex biological diversity of this country,
which represents almost 5% of the world biodiversity in a territory
that occupies just the 0.03% of the total terrestrial area of the
world. This enchanting natural beauty is encouraged by a complex system
of protected areas whose main purpose is the conservation and the
free access and enjoyment of domestic and international tourism. These
places are not only used for enjoyment but also they are used for
scientific research. These National Reserves offer the tourists a
great variety of islands, woods, green areas, choral reefs and beaches
that have a great tourist attraction.
This natural beauty and the hospitality and kindness of our people
as well as this country’s peaceful atmosphere, art, and culture make
that visitors get unforgettable memories. Therefore, we invite you
to visit Costa Rica.
Remember that our art, dance and music will offer you a little something
of our land.