In Central America, to the south of Nicaragua and to the north of Panama is Costa Rica. Costa Rica has the Caribbean Sea in the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west side. That is why most of the Costa Rican borders, sixty-five per cent, are coastal.
Although it is relatively small, the size of Vermont and New Hampshire, it has everything you would like on vacation. Beautiful white sandy beaches, great surfing, active volcanoes, natural hot springs and high rain forests are just some of the sites in Costa Rica. Excursions around the area are relatively easy by car or public bus.
Some of the main mountain ranges are volcanic and visitors can easily visit many of these areas. For example, in the province of Cartagena, which is not far from the capital of San Jose, you will find the Irasu volcano, which originated in the early sixties. Vulcan Poiss, located in Alahahela province, has one of the largest active craters in the world. In addition, the Arenal Volcano, in the northwestern region, enjoys every year thousands of visitors to a steady stream of red, hot lava rocks that descend on its slopes.
The picturesque forests grow in the crater of the sleeping Barva in Heredia. Arenal, a young volcano in the northern part of the country, is constantly active (and is a spa spot with natural hot springs). The highest peak of the country, Cirippo, is not volcanic; It measures 12,412 feet. On a clear day you can see both the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean from the top of the mountain. Chirripo.
The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose and is a good starting point for exploring the country. It is conveniently located in the center of the country and all bus lines stop here. Port of Limon on the Caribbean coast has a very different atmosphere from the capital. Life is easy for the Caribbean coast compared to the city life in San Jose.
San Jose is located in the Central Valley region of the country. Evenings in San Jose can be great to a great height, but you will not forget that you are in a tropical setting even in this bustling city. The city itself is busy and busy. There are many things to do, but passengers often miss these places instead of going straight from the airport to beaches or rain forests. Although San Jose is not the most beautiful city in the world, it is generally safe and has a lot to offer tourists.