Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a small country in Central America. This nation has bewilderingly diverse culture, climates, flora, and fauna, and landscapes range from rainforests, to dry tropical and temperate forests, to volcanoes, to Caribbean and Pacific beaches, to high mountains, and marshy lowlands.

Popular Destinations

is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a province in Costa Rica. This region is covered by dry tropical forest, which makes it popular among tourists looking to escape the humidity found in most of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

, the easternmost province of Costa Rica, is situated in the country's Caribbean lowlands. Photo: Armigo, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Costa Rica's is the most populated region of the country; the capital city, San José, is there and so is the Juan Santamaría airport. Photo: The LEAF Project, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Destinations

The region is in Costa Rica. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is likely the greenest part of the country, and offers a number of national parks, such as the . Photo: Fimb, CC BY 2.0.

, also known as "Región Norte" or "Huetar Norte" is a region located within Costa Rica and borders in the north to of . Photo: Ksaraf, CC BY 3.0.

Costa Rica

Latitude of center
9.85° or 9° 51' north
Longitude of center
-83.946° or 83° 56' 45.6" west
Population
4,300,000
Elevation
1415 metres (4642 feet)
Capital
San Jose
Area
51,100 km² (19,730 miles²)
Currency
Colon (CRC)
Phone code
506
Internet domain
.cr
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424297465
Geo­Names ID
3624060
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Kusta Rika
  • Abkhazian: Коста-Рика
  • Achinese: CRC
  • Achinese: Kosta Rika
  • Adyghe: Костэ-Рикэ
  • Afar: CRC
  • Afar: Kosta-Rika
  • Afrikaans: CRC
  • Afrikaans: Costa Rica
  • Akan: CRC
  • Akan: Kɔsta Rika
  • Albanian: CRC
  • Albanian: Kosta Rika
  • Amharic: ኮስታ ሪካ
  • Arabic: Costa Rica
  • Arabic: كوستاريكا
  • Aragonese: CRC
  • Aragonese: Costa Rica
  • Armenian: Կոստա-Ռիկա
  • Armenian: Կոստա Ռիկա
  • Arpitan: CRC
  • Arpitan: Costa Rica
  • Asturian: CR
  • Asturian: CRC
  • Asturian: CRI
  • Asturian: Costa Rica
  • Asturian: República de Costa Rica
  • Avaric: Costarika
  • Aymara: CRC
  • Aymara: Kustarika
  • Azerbaijani: CRC
  • Azerbaijani: Kosta-Rika
  • Azerbaijani: Kosta Rika
  • Balinese: Kosta Rika
  • Bambara: CRC
  • Bambara: Kosta Rika
  • Bambara: Kɔsitarika
  • Banjar: CRC
  • Bashkir: Коста-Рика
  • Basque: CRC
  • Basque: Costa Rica
  • Batak Toba: CRC
  • Bavarian: CRC
  • Bavarian: Costa Rica
  • Belarusian: Коста-Рыка
  • Belarusian: Коста Рыка
  • Bengali: কোস্টারিকা
  • Bengali: কোস্টা রিকা
  • Bhojpuri: कोस्टा रिका
  • Bishnupriya: কোস্টা রিকা
  • Bislama: CRC
  • Bosnian: CRC
  • Bosnian: Kostarika
  • Breton: CRC
  • Breton: Costa Rica
  • Buginese: CRC
  • Bulgarian: Коста Рика
  • Burmese: ကော့စတာရီကာနိုင်ငံ
  • Burmese: ကော့စ်တာရီကာ
  • Catalan: CRC
  • Catalan: Costa Rica
  • Cebuano: CRC
  • Cebuano: Costa Rica
  • Cebuano: Kostarika
  • Central Bikol: CRC
  • Central Bikol: Kosta Rika
  • Central Kurdish: کۆستاریکا
  • Chamorro: CRC
  • Chavacano: CRC
  • Chavacano: Costa Rica
  • Chechen: Коста-Рика
  • Cheyenne: CRC
  • Cheyenne: Costa-Rica
  • Chinese: Costa Rica
  • Chinese: 哥斯大黎加
  • Chinese: 哥斯达黎加
  • Chinese: 哥斯达黎加共和国
  • Chinese: 哥斯達黎加
  • Choctaw: CRC
  • Cornish: CRC
  • Cornish: Kosta Rika
  • Corsican: CRC
  • Cree: CRC
  • Creek: CRC
  • Crimean Tatar: CRC
  • Crimean Tatar: Kosta Rika
  • Croatian: CRC
  • Croatian: Kostarika
  • Czech: CRC
  • Czech: Kostarika
  • Danish: CRC
  • Danish: Costa Rica
  • Dhivehi: ކޮސްޓަރީކާ
  • Dimli (individual language): CRC
  • Dimli (individual language): Kosta Rika
  • Dotyali: कोस्टारिका
  • Dutch: CR
  • Dutch: CRC
  • Dutch: CRI
  • Dutch: Costa Rica
  • Dutch: Republiek Costa Rica
  • Eastern Canadian Inuktitut: CRC
  • Eastern Mari: Коста-Рика
  • Egyptian Arabic: كوستا ريكا
  • English: CRC
  • English: CRI
  • English: Republic of Costa Rica
  • English: cr
  • English: 🇨🇷
  • Erzya: CRC
  • Erzya: Коста-Рика
  • Esperanto: CR
  • Esperanto: CRC
  • Esperanto: Kostariko
  • Esperanto: Respubliko Kostariko
  • Estonian: Costa Rica
  • Ewe: Costa Rica
  • Ewe: Kosta Rika nutome
  • Extremaduran: CRC
  • Extremaduran: Costa Rica
  • Faroese: CRC
  • Faroese: Kosta Rika
  • Fiji Hindi: CRC
  • Fiji Hindi: Costa Rica
  • Fijian: CRC
  • Finnish: Costa Rica
  • Finnish: Costa Rican tasvalta
  • French: CR
  • French: CRC
  • French: Costa-Rica
  • French: Costa Rica
  • French: la République du Costa Rica
  • Friulian: CRC
  • Fulah: CRC
  • Fulah: Kosta Rika
  • Fulah: Kosta Rikaa
  • Gagauz: CRC
  • Gagauz: Kosta Rika
  • Galician: CRC
  • Galician: Costa Rica
  • Ganda: CRC
  • Ganda: Kosita Rika
  • Georgian: კოსტა-რიკა
  • German: CRC
  • German: Costa Rica
  • German: Kosta Rika
  • German: Kostarika
  • German: Republik Costa Rica
  • German: „Schweiz Mittelamerikas“
  • Goan Konkani: CRC
  • Goan Konkani: Costa Rica
  • Goan Konkani: कोस्टा रिका
  • Gorontalo: CRC
  • Greek: Κόστα Ρίκα
  • Guarani: CRC
  • Guarani: Kosta Rrika
  • Guianese Creole French: Costa Rica
  • Gujarati: કોસ્ટા રિકા
  • Haitian: CRC
  • Haitian: Kostarika
  • Hakka Chinese: Costa Rica
  • Hausa: Costa Rica
  • Hausa: Kwasta Rika
  • Hawaiian: CRC
  • Hebrew: קוסטה ריקה
  • Herero: CRC
  • Hindi: कोस्टा रिका
  • Hindi: कोस्टारीका
  • Hindi: कोस्टा रीका
  • Hiri Motu: CRC
  • Hungarian: CRC
  • Hungarian: Costa Rica-i Köztársaság
  • Hungarian: Costa Rica
  • Hunsrik: CRC
  • Icelandic: CRC
  • Icelandic: Kosta Ríka
  • Icelandic: Kostaríka
  • Ido: CRC
  • Ido: Kosta Rika
  • Igbo: CRC
  • Iloko: CRC
  • Iloko: Costa Rica
  • Inari Sami: Costa Rica
  • Inari Sami: Costa Rica täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: CRC
  • Indonesian: Kosta Rika
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): CRC
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Costa Rica
  • Interlingue: CRC
  • Interlingue: Costa Rica
  • Inupiaq: CRC
  • Irish: CRC
  • Irish: Cósta Ríce
  • Italian: CRC
  • Italian: Costa Rica
  • Jamaican Creole English: CRC
  • Jamaican Creole English: Kasta Riika
  • Japanese: コスタリカ
  • Japanese: コスタリカ共和国
  • Japanese: 🇨🇷
  • Javanese: CRC
  • Javanese: Kosta Rika
  • Javanese: Pasisir Karta
  • Kabiyè: Kɔsitaarika
  • Kabyle: CRC
  • Kabyle: Kusta Rika
  • Kalaallisut: CRC
  • Kalaallisut: Costa Rica
  • Kalmyk: Костарикмудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಕೊಸ್ಟಾ ರಿಕಾ
  • Kannada: ಕೋಸ್ಟಾ ರಿಕ
  • Kanuri: CRC
  • Kara-Kalpak: CRC
  • Kara-Kalpak: Kosta-Rika
  • Kashubian: CRC
  • Kazakh: CRC
  • Kazakh: Коста-Рика
  • Khmer: កូស្តារីកា
  • Kikuyu: CRC
  • Kikuyu: Kostarika
  • Kinyarwanda: CRC
  • Kinyarwanda: Kosita Rika
  • Kirghiz: Коста-Рика
  • Komi: Коста-Рика
  • Kongo: CRC
  • Korean: 코스타리카
  • Korean: 코스타 리카
  • Korean: 코스타리카 공화국
  • Kotava: Costarika
  • Kuanyama: CRC
  • Kurdish: CRC
  • Kurdish: Kosta Rîka
  • Kurdish: کۆستاریکا
  • Kölsch: CRC
  • Ladin: Costa Rica
  • Ladino: CRC
  • Ladino: Kosta Rika
  • Lao: Costa Rica
  • Lao: ຄອສຕາລິກາ
  • Lao: ປະເທດກົດສະຕາລິກາ
  • Latgalian: CRC
  • Latin: CRC
  • Latin: Costarica
  • Latin: Ora Dives
  • Latin: Res Publica Costaricensis
  • Latvian: CRC
  • Latvian: Kostarika
  • Ligurian: CRC
  • Ligurian: Còsta Rica
  • Limburgan: CRC
  • Limburgan: Costa Rica
  • Lingala: CRC
  • Lingala: Kositarika
  • Lingala: Kosta Rika
  • Lingua Franca Nova: CRC
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Costa Rica
  • Literary Chinese: 哥斯大黎加
  • Lithuanian: CRC
  • Lithuanian: Kosta Rika
  • Liv: CRC
  • Livvi: CRC
  • Livvi: Kosta Rikku
  • Lojban: CRC
  • Lojban: kostarikas
  • Lombard: CRC
  • Lombard: Costa Rica
  • Low German: CRC
  • Low German: Costa Rica
  • Lower Sorbian: CRC
  • Lower Sorbian: Kosta Rika
  • Luba-Katanga: Kositarika
  • Luxembourgish: CRC
  • Luxembourgish: Costa Rica
  • Macedo-Romanian: Costa Rica
  • Macedonian: Костарика
  • Madurese: Kosta Rika
  • Mainfränkisch: CRC
  • Malagasy: CRC
  • Malagasy: Costa Rica
  • Malagasy: Kosta Rikà
  • Malagasy: Kôsta Rika
  • Malay: CRC
  • Malay: Costa Rica
  • Malay: Kosta Rika
  • Malayalam: കോസ്റ്ററിക്ക
  • Malayalam: കോസ്റ്റ റീക്ക
  • Maltese: Costa Rica
  • Maltese: Kosta Rika
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Costa Rica
  • Manx: CRC
  • Manx: Yn Coose Berçhagh
  • Maori: CRC
  • Maori: Koto Rika
  • Marathi: कोस्टारिका
  • Marathi: कोस्टा रिका
  • Marshallese: CRC
  • Mazanderani: کاستاریکا
  • Megleno Romanian: CRC
  • Min Dong Chinese: CRC
  • Min Dong Chinese: Costa Rica
  • Min Nan Chinese: Costa Rica
  • Minangkabau: CRC
  • Minangkabau: Kosta Rika
  • Mingrelian: კოსტა-რიკა
  • Mirandese: CRC
  • Mongolian: Коста-Рика
  • Moroccan Arabic: كوسطا ريكا
  • Moroccan Arabic: كوسطاريكا
  • Narom: CRC
  • Nauru: CRC
  • Nauru: Kosta Rika
  • Navajo: CRC
  • Ndonga: CRC
  • Neapolitan: CRC
  • Nepali: कोष्टारिका
  • Nepali: कोस्टारिका
  • Nepali: कोस्टा रिका
  • Newari: कोस्टा रिका
  • North Ndebele: Khosta Rikha
  • Northern Frisian: CRC
  • Northern Frisian: Costa Rica
  • Northern Luri: کاستاریکا
  • Northern Sami: Costa Rica
  • Northern Sami: Costa Rica dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Costa Rica
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Costa Rica
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Costa Rica
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: CRC
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Costa Rica
  • Novial: CRC
  • Novial: Kosta Rika
  • Nyanja: CRC
  • Occitan (post 1500): CRC
  • Occitan (post 1500): Còsta Rica
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): CRC
  • Oriya: କୋଷ୍ଟା ରିକା
  • Oriya: କୋଷ୍ଟାରିକା
  • Oromo: CRC
  • Oromo: Kostaa Rikaa
  • Ossetian: Коста-Рикæ
  • Pali: CRC
  • Pali: कोस्टा रीका
  • Pampanga: CRC
  • Pampanga: Costa Rica
  • Pampanga: Kostaríka
  • Pangasinan: CRC
  • Panjabi: ਕੋਸਟਾ ਰੀਕਾ
  • Panjabi: ਕੋਸਤਾ ਰੀਕਾ
  • Papiamento: CRC
  • Papiamento: Costa Rica
  • Pedi: CRC
  • Pennsylvania German: CRC
  • Persian: کاستاریکا
  • Pfaelzisch: CRC
  • Picard: CRC
  • Piemontese: CRC
  • Piemontese: Còsta Rica
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: CRC
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Costa Rica
  • Polish: CR
  • Polish: CRC
  • Polish: Costa Rica
  • Polish: Costarica
  • Polish: Kostaryka
  • Polish: Republika Kostaryki
  • Portuguese: CRC
  • Portuguese: Costa Rica
  • Prussian: CRC
  • Pushto: کوسټاریکا
  • Quechua: CRC
  • Quechua: Kustarika
  • Romagnol: CRC
  • Romanian: CRC
  • Romanian: Costa Rica
  • Romansh: CRC
  • Romansh: Costa Rica
  • Romansh: Costa rica
  • Rundi: CRC
  • Rundi: Kositarika
  • Russia Buriat: Коста-Рика
  • Russian: Коста-Рика
  • Russian: Республика Коста-Рика
  • Sakizaya: Costa Riga
  • Samoan: CRC
  • Samoan: Kosta Rika
  • Samoan: Malo o Kosta Rika
  • Samogitian: Kuosta Rėka
  • Sango: CRC
  • Sango: Kôsta Rîka
  • Sanskrit: कोस्टा रीका
  • Santali: ᱠᱳᱥᱴᱟᱨᱤᱠᱟ
  • Sardinian: CRC
  • Sardinian: Costa Rica
  • Saterfriesisch: CRC
  • Saterfriesisch: Costa Rica
  • Scots: CRC
  • Scots: Costa Rica
  • Scottish Gaelic: CRC
  • Scottish Gaelic: Costa Rica
  • Serbian: CRC
  • Serbian: Kostarika
  • Serbian: Костарика
  • Serbo-Croatian: Kostarika
  • Shan: မိူင်းၵေႃးသတႃႇရိၵႃႇ
  • Shona: CRC
  • Shona: Costa Rica
  • Shona: Kostarika
  • Sicilian: CRC
  • Sicilian: Costa Rica
  • Silesian: CRC
  • Silesian: Kostaryka
  • Sindhi: ڪوسٽاريڪا
  • Sindhi: ڪوسٽا ريڪا
  • Sinhala: කෝස්ට රිකා
  • Skolt Sami: Costa Rica
  • Skolt Sami: Costa Rica tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: CRC
  • Slovak: Kostarika
  • Slovenian: CRC
  • Slovenian: Kostarika
  • Somali: CRC
  • Somali: Kosta Riika
  • Somali: Kosta Rika
  • South Azerbaijani: کاستاریکا
  • Southern Sotho: CRC
  • Spanish: CR
  • Spanish: CRC
  • Spanish: Costa Rica
  • Spanish: República de Costa Rica
  • Sranan Tongo: CRC
  • Sundanese: CRC
  • Sundanese: Kosta Rika
  • Swahili: CRC
  • Swahili: Kosta Rika
  • Swahili: Kostarika
  • Swati: CRC
  • Swati: IKhosta-Likha
  • Swedish: Costa Rica
  • Swedish: Republiken Costa Rica
  • Swiss German: Costa Rica
  • Tachelhit: CRC
  • Tagalog: CRC
  • Tagalog: Costa Rica
  • Tahitian: CRC
  • Tajik: CRC
  • Tajik: Коста-Рика
  • Tajik: Коста Рика
  • Tamil: கோஸ்டாரிகா
  • Tamil: கோஸ்ட்டா ரிக்கா
  • Tatar: CRC
  • Tatar: Коста-Рика
  • Telugu: కోస్టారికా
  • Telugu: కోస్టారీకా
  • Tetum: CRC
  • Tetum: Kostarrika
  • Thai: คอสตาริกา
  • Thai: ประเทศคอสตาริกา
  • Tibetan: ཀོ་ས྄ཊ་རི་ཀ།
  • Tibetan: ཁོ་ས་ཏ་རི་ཁ
  • Tigrinya: ኮስታ ሪካ
  • Tok Pisin: CRC
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): CRC
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Kosita Lika
  • Tosk Albanian: Costa Rica
  • Tsonga: CRC
  • Tswana: CRC
  • Tumbuka: CRC
  • Tunisian Arabic: CRC
  • Tunisian Arabic: كوستاريكا
  • Turkish: CRC
  • Turkish: Kosta Rika
  • Turkmen: Kosta-Rika
  • Twi: CRC
  • Udmurt: Коста-Рика
  • Uighur: CRC
  • Uighur: كوستارىكا
  • Ukrainian: Коста-Рика
  • Ukrainian: Коста-Ріка
  • Upper Sorbian: CRC
  • Upper Sorbian: Kosta Rika
  • Urdu: کوستا ریکا
  • Urdu: کوسٹا ریکا
  • Urdu: کوسٹاریکا
  • Uzbek: CRC
  • Uzbek: Kosta-Rika
  • Uzbek: Kosta Rika
  • Venda: CRC
  • Venetian: CRC
  • Venetian: Costa Rica
  • Veps: CRC
  • Veps: Kostarik
  • Vietnamese: CRC
  • Vietnamese: Costa Rica
  • Vietnamese: Cốt-xta Ri-ca
  • Vlaams: CRC
  • Vlaams: Costa Rica
  • Vlax Romani: CRC
  • Volapük: CRC
  • Volapük: Kostarikän
  • Votic: CRC
  • Võro: CRC
  • Võro: Costa Rica
  • Walloon: CRC
  • Walloon: Costa Rica
  • Waray (Philippines): CRC
  • Waray (Philippines): Costa Rica
  • Welsh: CRC
  • Welsh: Costa Rica
  • Welsh: Gweriniaeth Costa Rica
  • Western Balochi: کوستاریکا
  • Western Frisian: CRC
  • Western Frisian: Kosta Rika
  • Western Mari: Коста-Рика
  • Western Panjabi: کوسٹا ریکا
  • Wolof: CRC
  • Wolof: Kosta Riika
  • Wu Chinese: 哥斯达黎加
  • Xhosa: CRC
  • Yakut: Коста Рика
  • Yiddish: קאסטא ריקא
  • Yoruba: CRC
  • Yoruba: Kóstá Rikà
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Kuusita Ríkà
  • Yue Chinese: 哥斯達黎加
  • Zeeuws: CRC
  • Zeeuws: Costa Rica
  • Zhuang: CRC
  • Zhuang: Costa Rica
  • Zulu: CRC
  • Zulu: Costa Rica
  • Zulu: i-Costa Rica
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