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About Costa Rica

Population: 3,500,000 approx.
Size: 51,200 sq. km.
Capital: San Jose
Official Language: Spanish
Currency: 'Colon' ~ approx. 440 Colones for US$1 (July 2004).
Religion: Catholic (Freedom of religious practice)
Government: Democracy

Costa Rica, a unique destination

It has a tradition of hospitality, great natural beauty and diversity. In no other country in Latin America can so much be seen and experienced within so small an area. 

Flora and Fauna 

Almost a quarter of Costa Rica's land is protected as national parks, biological reserves, wildlife refuges and other protected areas. In this small democratic country there are more than 850 species of birds, 600 species of butterflies, 1200 different orchids, and many mammals hosted in tropical rain forests, cloud forests, dry tropical woods, mangroves and other wetlands. 

Weather

Most regions on Costa Rica have two different seasons, the rainy season from May to November and the dry season from December to April. 

Temperatures are more dictated by location and elevation than by season, range from tropical on the coastal to temperate in the interior highlands. Mean temperatures hover near 22°C (72°F) on the Central Valley, average 27°C (82°F) at sea level on the Caribbean coast and 32°C (89°F) and the pacific lowlands, and fall steadily with elevation.  Everywhere in Costa Rica from March to May are the hottest months, with October and September not so far behind. 

Generally, rains occur in the early afternoons in the highlands, afternoons in the pacific lowlands, and late afternoons and night in the Atlantic lowlands.