Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by the Caribbean and North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama. The capital of San Jose, is served by the Juan Santamarķa Airport (SJO) Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica although you will find that English is understood in areas frequented by international tourists. The official currency is the colon (es). Owing to its biodiversity, Costa Rica is one of the most popular eco-tourism destinations in the world. Costa Rica is located nine to ten degrees north of the Equator and thus the climate is tropical year round. However, there are numerous microclimates dependent on elevation, rainfall, geography and topography. The seasons are divided into two time periods: the dry season or summer from December to April and the wet season or winter from May to November.The country has an unending number of impressive natural features: volcanoes, mountains, rivers, lakes, beaches and so on. Costa Rica is home to one an remarkable archeological site, the Guayabo National
Monument near the Turrialba Volcano. The area was declared a World Engineering Heritage Site by the American Association of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Costa Rica offers activities, attractions, accommodations and dining for all tastes, ages and budgets: : diving, snorkeling, rafting, biking, golf, beach combing, canopying, deepwater fishing, hiking, horseback
riding and so much more. Costa Rica is a popular destination for bird watchers, with over 800 species since the diverse climate, temperatures and forest types are home to year round bird populations and migrant birds. Visitors also travel to Costa Rica because of the high quality, first rate hospitals in San Jose that offer low cost, quality medical care and procedures. The average life span in Costa Rica is 79 years which makes it comparable to or above the life expectancy in some developed, industrialized countries. Interestingly, the Nicoya Peninsula is one of the worlds Blue Zones where people live and remain functional past the age of 100 years.Costa Rican cuisine is an interesting blend of every ethnic group that has become a part of the its unique population: Native American, African, Spanish and others. There are a variety of places to stay all over Costa Rica including: hotels, bed and breakfasts, lodges, rain forest lodges, aparthotels, condos, vacation home rentals, resorts, tent camps, condos, cabinas and more. Costa Rica is an extraordinary vacation destination for families and couples. The country is an ideal place to create lifetime memories. Costa Rica, where children are treasured, is overwhelmingly child and family friendly.
There will be no difficulties finding activities, dining and accommodations where children are happily welcomed. While international travel is sometimes seen as being too costly, with a bit of advance planning, families can find discounts and coupons for travel to this unique destination: flights, airlines, car rental, tour, attraction discount cards, hotels, motels, lodging, vacation packages.