Welcome to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a country located in Central America and recognized for its vast and varied geography, including tropical forests and both Caribbean and Pacific coastline. The nation’s capital of San José is home to cultural institutions, such as the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, while greater Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity.
Approximately a quarter of the country’s total area corresponds to protected forests, rich with fauna, such as spider monkeys and resplendent quetzals.
Within its small national territory, Costa Rica houses vast natural riches – about 5% of the planet’s total biodiversity. What’s more, these natural treasures are housed within the National System of Conservation Areas, which covers and protects 25% of Costa Rica’s total acreage. In our country, you don’t have to travel long distances to enjoy the majesty of our volcanoes; Pacific and Caribbean beaches; tropical dry forests, rainforests, and tropical cloud forests; and our exuberant jungle landscapes.