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Aloha Villa Dominical Pura Vida, Dominical, Puntarenas
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Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 2-8Type: Villa
Aloha Villa Dominical Pura Vida is one of Dominical’s premier Vacation Rentals. This impressive and colorful 3000 Sq Ft villa is perched above the Roca Verde Beach which is south end of Dominical Beac .... Read More
Casa de las Brisas, Manuel antonio, Puntarenas, Puntarenas
Manuel antonio, Puntarenas Vacation Villa Add To Your Favorites
Bedrooms: varys Bathrooms: 4 Sleeps: varysType: Villa
This unique 4200 sq.ft. three level home was built to showcase breathtaking ocean views out front and a natural jungle in the rear. The 25' vaulted teak pole ceiling with half moon skylight casts pain .... Read More
Hotel Canciones del Mar, Playa Jaco, Puntarenas
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Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 1 Sleeps: 2-4Type: Hotel
We are a little 11 apartment hotel located beach front at Playa jaco(Central Pacific) in Costa Rica .... Read More
The Sanctuary Resort, Costa Rica, Costa Rica
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Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: 2 Sleeps: varysType: Bungalow
Spectacular natural tropical forest & beautiful ocean beaches and flowing rivers The Sanctuary Resort & Spa 2 Bedroom Homes,with over a mile of secluded beach in beautiful Northwest Costa Rica; Trop .... Read More
Geminis del Pacifico, Manuel Antonio / Quepos, Puntarenas
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Bedrooms: varys Bathrooms: 3 Sleeps: 2-8Type: Villa
G?minis del Pacifico is a stunning 3-story villa with a breath-taking Pacific Ocean view. The home is approximately 3,000 square feet and has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, sleeping 9. There is a king bed, .... Read More
Casa Bambu Rainforest Beach House, Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula
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Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 1.5 Sleeps: 2-8Type: Home
On a secluded five acres of pristine rainforest beachfront in one of the most biologically diverse areas on earth, this handcrafted bamboo/hardwood house lets you escape the hustle of civilization and .... Read More

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a land of volcanoes, rain forests, waterfalls, and rivers. Adventure travelers can choose from a variety of activities such as rafting, snorkeling, kayaking, sport fishing, surfing, and many others.It has been said the Ticos are their nation´s greatest asset, and once you´ve experienced their friendliness and spontaneity.

Costa Rica is divided by a backbone of volcanoes and mountains, an extension of the Andes-Sierra Madre chain which runs along the western side of the Americas. Costa Rica has four distinct cordilleras or mountain ranges -- Guanacaste and Tilaran in the north, Central and Talamanca in the south. Costa Rica is part of the Pacific "Rim of Fire" and has seven of the isthmus's 42 active volcanoes plus dozens of dormant or extinct cones. Earth tremors and small quakes shake the country from time to time.

The last major quake hit on April 22, 1991. Centered on the Caribbean side southeast of San Jose, it measured 7.4 on the Richter scale. The country's highest point is Mt. Chirripo (3,797 meters). The capital, San Jose, and the neighboring major cities of Alajuela and Heredie lies in the middle of the Meseta Central (Central Valley). Almost two-thirds of the nation's population live in this small, fertile valley. The Pacific coastal plain is much narrower than its Caribbean counterpart. Both coasts are lined with white and black sand beaches.

Costa Rica is a tropical country which contains several distinct climatic zones. There is no winter or summer as such and most regions have a rainy season from May to November and a dry season from December to April. Annual rainfall averages 100 inches nationwide with some mountainous regions getting as much as 25 feet on exposed eastern slopes. Temperature is more a matter of elevation than location with a mean of around 72 degrees in the Central Valley, 82 degrees on the Atlantic coast and 89 degrees on the Pacific coast.

Costa Rica is characterized by impressive scenic beauty, a consolidated system of protected areas, social and political stability, high educational levels, and efficient infrastructure and services. All of this offered in a territory of only 51 thousand square kilometers, surrounded by both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, at a distance from each other of only three to four hours by land or 45 minutes by air.The country's strategic position, in the heart of the western hemisphere, the Government's positive attitude towards foreign investment, its infrastructure, access to international markets, and the quality and cost of labor, make Costa Rica an ideal place to establish commercial operations.

The Caribbean region of Costa Rica is noted for its variety of acuatic ecosystems and its beautiful white and black sand beaches, providing an ideal setting for activities such as sport-fishing, snorkeling, and sun bathing. The Pacific coast boasts some of Costa Rica's most famous beaches for surfing, such as Esterillos, Jaco, Hermosa, Boca Barranca. In the Golfito region, near the Marino Ballena National Park, surfing fans can find the famous "big left wave."Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, Costa Rica boasts 20 national parks, 8 biological reserves, and a wealth of other protected areas that have captivated lovers of ecotourism for decades. The variety of activities include horse-back riding, hiking mountainous paths in the cloud forests, and guided bird-watching tours.

Citizens of the U.S., Canada and Panama may enter Costa Rica with a tourist card and one other piece of identification e.g. passport, driver's license or birth certificate. Tourist cards can be obtained in advance from any Costa Rican embassy or consulate and are valid for 30 days. No passport or visa is needed. If you want to stay longer, a valid passport allows Canadians and Americans to stay for up to 90 days. Citizens of all other countries require a valid passport to enter Costa Rica. You are required to carry your passport or tourist card with you at all times. If you are stopped by officials, a photocopy with your photo, passport number and entry stamp will usually suffice.

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