2) Its 50,000 square kilometers makes it a little bigger than Switzerland. Its length is about 500 km. and width about 150 km. The highest mountain, Cerro Chirripó stands at 3,820 m. or about 12,000 ft. high. The coastline has a length of almost 1,300 km which include three peninsulas (Osa, Nicoya, and Papagayo).
3) About one sixth of the Costa Rica's territory has been set apart for national parks or wildlife refuges (that's more than half of the inhabitable territory of Switzerland).
4) The country also includes famous Cocos Island, found 500 km off the Pacific coast.
International flights arrive at San José's Juan Santamaria international airport, and Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, 217km (135mi) northwest of San José, and near the beaches in Guanacaste, now operates as a second-string international airport. There are good connections to US, Canadian cities and several European and South American countries. There is a departure tax of around US$26.00 on international flights Air Connections
The most convenient way to reach Costa Rica is by air.
Commercial international flights to Costa Rica currently land either at the Juan Santamaría International Airport, located ten miles from downtown San José, or at the Daniel Oduber International airport in Liberia, Guanacaste. Costa Rica is serviced by numerous major carriers, with service originating from various points in Europe, the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and South America. Airlines with direct flights to Costa Rica include Continental, American, Delta, United, Iberia, KLM, British Airways, Grupo Taca, Copa, Cubana, Avianca, and Mexicana.
Citizens of the USA, Canada, Argentina, Israel, Japan, Panama, Romania, South Korea, Uruguay, the UK and most Western European countries do not need a visa for a 90-day stay. Citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Eire, France, Sweden and most of Eastern Europe and Latin America, can stay 30 days without a visa. If you do need a visa, it will cost US$20 from a Costa Rican consulate.
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Provides flights to Costa Rica, as well as car rentals, hotel information, and more. www.yeess.com
Apartotel Maria Alexandra and Travel Agency:
Services include lodging in an exclusive Aparthotel located in the Escazu area, Harley-Davidson tours, beach tours, rafting, and much more. www.mariaalexandra.com
Costa Rica Travel Site:
Travel agency with information about hotels, car rentals, tours, rafting, sportfishing, diving, volcanoes, etc. www.crtravelsite.com
Live in Costa Rica:
Relocation and retirement consulting and tours for those interested in moving to, or staying long-term in, Costa Rica. www.liveincostarica.com
AAA Tour and Travel Agency:
One day and multi-day tours to: Arenal volcano, tortuguero, and other national parks. Hotel bookings, river rafting and island cruises also available. www.aaatours.net
Asuaire Costa Rica:
Descubra Costa Rica con nuestro especial sistema de organización de viajes, que le ofrece la posibilidad de planificar su estancia en el país de forma personalizada e independiente. www.asuaire.com
Lynch Travel Quepos:
Travel agent and tour operator specializing in tours and bookings within Costa Rica. www.lynchtravel.com
Adventure Travel Agency:
Offers information and reservations for hotels, tours, car rentals, transfers, and complete travel packages. www.traveltocostarica.net
Costa Rica Discovery:
Offering tours, reservations, resorts and more. Searchable by regions within Costa Rica. www.costaricadiscovery.com
Miki Travel Agency:
specializing in vacation, medical, and business packages. www.arweb.com/miki
Desafio Adventure Company:
Travel agency with offices in Monteverde and Arenal. Desafio Adventure Company arranges hotel rooms and transportation within Costa Rica, also operating horseback riding and rafting tours. www.monteverdetours.com
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VOEC Womens Surf Camp in Costa Rica, combines surfing, yoga, spa therapies, gourmet cuisine, and a bit
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