About Costa Rica
"Switzerland of Central America" is what you often hear when people start to talk about Costa Rica. It is a small country, about the size of West Virgina, located between Nicaragua and Panama and bordered by both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The country has a population of approximately 5 million people, with most (over a quarter) living in and around the capital city of San Jose.
This year, 2009, Costa Rica was named one of the happiest places on earth to live, maybe that is because of the weather. Costa Rica does not have an army, it was abolished on December 1, 1948, by then President Jose Figueres Ferrer, who had won a victory over one of the countries civil wars. Perhaps another reason for so much happiness, is the life expectancy is close to 80 years for both men and women.
Costa Rica boasts 25% of its overall land, as dedicated to national parks and preserves. Is it any wonder why people travel to Costa Rica every year just to experience what most people consider to be heaven for ecotourism? There are not many ingredients missing for a real adventure vacation. There are rainforests, volcanos (both active and dormant) mangroves, exquisite beaches, mountains and forests ripe for exploration and enjoyment. Tiny Costa Rica only represents 0.03% of the land mass of planet earth, but it represents more than 5% of all biological species found in the world. Ecotourism creates more revenue than the profits made from the export of coffee and bananas put together. It is one of the largest contributions to the Costa Rican economy, second only to the manufacturing of chips by Intel.
Overall, Costa Rica is a fun, friendly and safe country to visit for anyone wishing to have a vacation experience that encompasses a wide range of travel opportunities. However, because it has such diverse options, it is important that you learn as much as possible about the natural environments and cross cultural experiences, before you leave your home. The main reason for this is for you, the traveler, to make the most of your stay, visiting with the people and places that you decide will give you the most insight into this special paradise.
"Pura Vida" is what Costa Rica is all about. It is a phrase unique to Costa Rica, that translates the joyful feeling experienced by the people who make Costa Rica their home and the thousands of travelers who enjoy the hospitality of this country, year in and year out.
Vacation and Travel Packages to Latin America
You will find tour packages to Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Chile - all of Central and South America, when you visit the Latin America Collection website.
Costa Rica English Classes - Learn to Speak English - Spanish / English Translation Company
Soluciones Idiomaticas SA can help your employees speak better English for the growing tourism and foreign business market. We also have positions available for qualified English language instructors, and provide certified translation and interpretation services in English and Spanish.
Costa Rica Map Online - Maps of All Areas of Costa Rica
Costa Rica Map Online.com has driving directions and maps to all parts of Costa Rica - Detailed maps and directions to San Jose, Tamarindo, Manuel Antonio, Arenal, Monteverde, Dominical and more.
Costa Rica Beach and Golf Resort - Hotel Tango Mar
Tango Mar Hotel / Resort is a favorite among wedding couples and honeymooners. This romantic and isolated resort on the Nicoya Peninsula, near Tambor, has comfortable accommodations, an infinity swimming pool, golf, nature hikes, monkeys and more. There is much to do in the area with horseback riding, deep sea fishing, snorkeling at Tortuga Island and more.
Costa Rica Hotel for Sale - Turnkey Business with House
Looking for a place to retire, yet remain active? Then a beach area hotel in Cahuita may be just you are looking for. A good way to make money, insure yourself of a good long term investment, owning a beach side business in Costa Rica combines the best of both worlds.
Costa Rica Real Estate - Puriscal Property For Sale
Puriscal Real Estate Company has beautiful mountain properties, homes and condos, with great valley and city views. There are still developer properties and farms available in this mountainous region of Costa Rica that has a great, comfortable climate.
Costa Rica Real Estate Financing - Condos, Banks, Private Money Loans
You will find everything you need as www.fastcostaricafinance.net for financing your home, condo, commercial property, or obtaining private money financing from our pool of private investors.
Costa Rica Tour Operator, Travel Packages
Costa Rica Green Forest Travel Agency has a selection of vacation packages to Costa Rica from Europe and from other Latin America countires. Custom itineraries are a specialty. English and Spanish versions of the website are online. Costa Rica Green Forest is a licensed Ground Operator - DMC for your incentive tour packages.
Costa Rica Rent a Car by Service Car Rental
Service Car Rentals, near the airport in San Jose, offers discount prices on late model rental cars. They will pick up and drop off your vehicle almost anywhere in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Art
Have Costa Rican art shipped back home and take a piece of Costa Rica with you!
Costa Rica Horseback Riding at Nature Lodge / Hotel in Montezuma
Finca Los Caballos has horseback riding and honeymoon packages at this secluded nature retreat in the mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean near Montezuma.
San Jose Costa Rica Airport Hotel - Small, Luxury, Boutique Resort The Finca Rosa Blanca hotel / resort is located a short drive from the International Airport in San Jose and features a coffee plantation in the mountains for a relaxing sleep, as well as vacation packages.
Costa Rica Boutique Resort Hotel - Art, Gourmet Restaurant, Private Rainforest Reserve
Little could prepare the eco traveler with the luxurious accommodations in a natural setting that the Monte Azul Resort Hotel offers. See us at www.monteazulcr.com
Costa Rica SEO, Website Design & Internet Marketing / Promotion
Costa Rica Accounting & Business Center
Randall Zamora, President and CEO of Costa Rica ABC, is the former CFO of several multinational companies including Health Care Merger, Inc. and The Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica. English spoken.
Costa Rica SCUBA Diving
Cano Divers, a certified PADI instruction center, offers guided dive tours at beautiful Cano Island - a National Park Marine Sanctuary near Drake Bay in the South Pacific Region of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Educational Tours for College Credit
Visit Costa Rica is a study abroad provider agency dedicated to organize successful programs to prestigious universities worldwide. Our services provides custom made summer study abroad tours in business, sociology, criminal justice, marine biology, marine turtles, culinary sciences and more.
Costa Rica Weddings
No place in the world is better to have a wedding than Costa Rica, and no wedding planner is more experienced than long time Costa Rica resident, Randy Gritz.
Costa Rica Hotel / Luxury Caribbean Bungalows
Near the the beach and the Cahuita National Park, are the deluxe Coral Hill Bungalows, an adults only wedding, honeymoon and romantic getaway retreat.
Costa Rica Beach View Condos
Located near Playa Tamarindo and Playa Grande, these luxurious condos and residential lots offer the best in the Gold Coast, Guanacaste region of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Real Estate - Luxury Properties
Costa Rica Retirement Vacation Properties has perhaps the largest selection of real estate all over Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Resort Eco Lodge / Hotel with Adventure Tours Lands in Love is dedicated to preserving the natural environment on this 250 acre private reserve, and offers waterfalls, hiking, horseback riding, canopy tours, and a vegetarian restaurant.
Costa Rica Videos If you had a great time on vacation in Costa Rica, and are thinking about moving, living, working or retiring here, then this video is for you!
Anti-Aging Institute of Costa Rica - Diet, Exercise Consultations, HGH, Testosterone, Facial Fillers The Anti-Aging Institute of the Americas is an international medical clinic based in San Jose, Costa Rica, working closely with top hospitals and professionals. We take a complete approach to reversing the aging process for the international traveler.
San Jose Costa Rica Airport Hotel & Business Convention Center - Luxurious Accommodations The newly refurbised boutique Alta Hotel has been restored to its original glory by new ownership and mamagement after being closed 3 months. Come visit us soon!
Vacation Rentals, Homes & Condos in Acapulco, Mexico
Villa Experience Mexico has everything for your villa and condo rental needs in Acapulco...also, private yachts. Enjoy a luxurious home or beach condos on or overlooking the beautiful, blue Pacific Ocean, on your next holiday.
Puerto Vallarta Vacation Rentals - Villas, Condos for Weddings
Puerto Vallarta has the right house, villa or condo for you on your next tropical vacation to Mexico!