Costa Rica as a Destination
Costa Rica’s territory extends for 200 miles, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, and borders Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. With an area of 51,000 square kilometers, you’ll be amazed at the diversity. The variety of landscapes and microclimates that can be enjoyed in a single day make Costa Rica a distinct and desirable destination—fitting of its translated name, the Rich Coast. We really have it all—sun and beach, adventure, nature, wellness, and culture—something for every traveler! But, where most proud of our people, we think you’ll agree that Ticos are warm, kind, genuine, and welcoming to everyone.
Beginning in the late 1980’s, as more and more people discovered Costa Rica’s incredible natural beauty a vast network of services grew in response. Now, an experienced tourism industry offers international visitors a variety of accommodations from simple home stays in the rural countryside to boutique inns to luxury 5-star hotels of renowned international chains.
Costa Rica boasts great public infrastructure and transportation can be in the form of a simple oxcart (at the sites of certain attractions for short distances!) to a variety of modern vehicles. Activities include nature hikes, aerial tramways, canopy tours, saltwater sport fishing, bird watching, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, swimming, surfing, mountain biking, snorkeling, scuba-diving, nature photography, wellness experiences or simply sunbathing on a warm sun-drenched beach. The list goes on… Costa Rica has a lot to offer!