Costa Rica Info
Costa Rica extends majestically from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, and its distance is barely 200 miles.
Its land portion occupies only 20 thousand square miles.
If you travel throughout the provinces of Costa Rica, it’s easy to notice that in no other place you shall find fields with so many variations in their landscape and climate as here.
Costa Rica is one of most highly valued tourist destinations in this planet. This small piece of land includes all of the necessary components to satisfy the taste of thousands of travelers visiting each year.
Costa Rica’s territorial division includes 7 provinces, which are: San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limón.
Together they offer an attractive tourist destination, of almost limitless possibilities, that include extensive rainforests, volcanoes, rivers, traveling through the mountains, beaches and natural resources safeguarded by an important organization of national parks and forest reserves.
The official language is Spanish. The second language for a large portion of the population is English.
The official religion is Catholic. Freedom of religious choice is respected.
The Purple Orchid
Guarianthe skinneri (Bateman, 1838). It was decreed as the national flower by Agreement number 24 on June 15, 1939.
Flag used for civil acts
Enterolobium cyclocarpum. It was declared as the national tree of Costa Rica, on August 31, 1959.
National Emblem of Costa Rica
Enacted since May 5, 1998.
Yigüirro (Clay-Colored Robin National Bird)
urdus grayi. It was decreed as the national bird on January 3, 1977.
National Symbol of Labor. It was decreed as the National Symbol, on March 22, 1988.