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  • San Jose

    It is the main province of the country. It has twenty counties and 20 districts. Its main town is the city of San José, and has been the capital of Costa Rica since 1823. Within its territory lie the three Powers of the Republic: The President of the Republic, The Legislative Assembly, and the Supreme Court of Justice as well as the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. It also has the largest number of museums, art galleries as well as other places of interest.

  • Cartago

    It is the fourth province of the Central Plateau, and is also the oldest. Established in 1563. It was the capital until 1823. A volcanic eruption in 1723 and earthquakes in 1841 and 1910 destroyed nearly all of the historic buildings. At an altitude of 1.435 meters, in a valley between the Central cordillera and that of Talamanca, close to Irazú Volcano, it is the third largest urban population in the country and is located  23 Km to the south east of San José; both cities are connected by a good road and good transportation services.

  • Alajuela

    22 Km from San José, 12 Km from Heredia and 37 Km from the peak of the Poás Volcano. A pleasant city that is famous for its good climate, it is located more to the west, it is protected from the rain from the Atlantic and is 200m below the level of San José, and the weather is a little warmer; it stay at between 20 º C and 24 º C all year round. This is why they say that Alajuela is the best place for the elderly. The extreme kindness and good humor of the inhabitants is also one of the main characteristics of the city. The numbering of the streets in Alajuela is much the same as that in San Jose. 

  • Heredia

    Located 11 Km to the north of San José and is a smaller and historic province. Its extension is 2.657 Km and is known as the city of flowers. Its altitude is 1.150 meters above sea level, similar to that of San José. It has a university population as it is very close in the east to the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica. The city was established in 1706 and is colonial in character. The main reason why you should visit. The Central Park is where you will be able to see old buildings; towards the east is the Inmaculada Concepción Church, build in 1797. Thanks to its solid form it is very attractive and has prevented it from becoming damaged by the earthquakes.

  • Guanacaste

    To the northeast of the Central Cordillera, two mountain chains in particular stand out: The Tilarán and the Guanacaste Cordillera; both reach as far as the Nicaraguan border. The first is characterized by its undulating mountains, covered in dense forest. It is here where you will find the Monteverde Reserve, an important destination for those who want to discover natural habitats. Between the two cordilleras is the Arenal Volcano and Lagoon, the volcano is the most active in Costa Rica and in the world. The Guanacaste Cordillera is made up of several volcanoes, partially or totally inactive; five of them are protected by the National Parks of Guanacaste, the Rincón de la Vieja and the Tenorio Volcano. Towards the west of the Cordillera, before the border with Nicaragua, Santa Elena Peninsula has a tropical dry forest that descends down to the Pacific Beaches; both are protected by the Santa Rosa National Park.

  • Monteverde and Santa...

    Monteverde is one of the most interesting areas and is the most visited by national and international tourists. Its name comes from the small community that was founded in 1951 by the American Quakers as well as the Cloud Forest Reserve situated opposite. The entrance is via Santa Elena village.

  • Arenal and La Fortuna

    The route from San José in a northeastern direction, passes by Ciudad Quesada (San Carlos), La Fortuna, Arenal and Tilarán; arriving at Cañas which incorporates the Interamerican. There are two options: go to the north until you reach Liberia and Nicaragua, or turn to the south towards San José. Fortuna is a good place to visit the active Arenal volcano, and has good bus services. The road is asphalt. It is possible take a detour to Monteverde – the roads are in good condition – and also to the northern plains of the country.

  • Northern Plains

    40 km to the north of San Jose, crossing the Central Volcanic Cordillera, in the direction of Nicaragua, you will find this large area of flat ground. It is made up of half the western provinces of Alajuela and Heredia and the northern slopes of each of the mountains. One of these areas is protected with the Caño Negro National Refuge of Forest Wildlife as well as other areas that are used for the cultivation of rice. The northern plains are very sparsely populated; there are a few villages and the most common destination in this area is Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí and its surroundings, where there is a good network of several hotels and biological investigation centers. Los Chiles, offers the easiest access to the refuge, buses arrive here from the one day circuits to Arenal Volcano. The route to Los Chiles and the route to the Nicaraguan Border are paved.

  • Nicoya Peninsula

    The Nicoya Peninsular stands out more than 110 kilometers to the south of the extreme northeast of Costa Rica and it is the largest Peninsular in the country. Visitors can enjoy beautiful views of the coast, go swimming, sunbathe and go surfing. In this area you can also discover isolated beaches and small villages. There are some natural reserves, and a national park that you can visit. The main highway begins in Liberia and goes into the heart of the Peninsular, passing by villages such as Filadelfia and Santa Cruz, until you get to Nicoya, the largest village in the area. The road continues to the east until you get to the Puente de la Amistad over the Río Tempisque, whilst if you travel to the southeast, the route will take you to Naranjo Beach, where a ferry crosses to Puntarenas several times a day. The roads are asphalt and are in good condition. The majority of drivers arrive at the Peninsular via the Puntarenas Ferry (Naranjo or Paquera Beach), or via the bridge over the Río Tempisque, entering the area from the north to the south.

     

    There are also flights from SANSA or Travelair that travel from San José to Tamarindo, Nosara, Sámara and Tambor Beaches. It is an ideal place to spend several days resting by the seaside. Coco, Hermosa, Panamá and Ocotal Beach, are linked to Liberia via asphalt roads and a good bus service. The Liberia Airport receives international flights with passengers that stay in the tourist complexes on the north coast, and surfers that head to the best known beaches.

  • Central Pacific

    The Central Pacific frames the beaches located between Puntarenas in the North and Uvita Point to the South. The beaches in the Central Pacific Coast are, on average, much easier to access than all the other regions in Costa Rica. A reason for this is that it is closer to San Jose and the main airport. This region remains much greener than the Northeast during the dry season, but is also, on average, more humid. The main city of the Pacific Coast is Puntarenas, 130 Km to the west of San José along a paved highway. The average temperature of the coast throughout the year is between 22ºC to 32ºC.

  • The South of Costa Rica

    The Interamericana highway leaves San José in an easterly direction, going around Cartago before heading south. The highest point is 3.300 meters, close to the peak known as Cerro de la Muerte which is 3.491 meters. It is located 100 km to the south of San José and is almost always covered in fog. The next 30 km of this route are dangerous; the road steeply slopes down to San Isidro de El General 700 meters away. It is the first large city to the south of Cartago and is the main entrance to Chirripó National Park, the tallest mountain in Costa Rica, at 3.820 meters. From San Isidro, the Interamericana continues to the southeast, passing by the agricultural plains until reaching the border with Panama, some 200 km away. There are roads that lead to some of the most remote and protected areas in the country, the International Park La Amistad and the Wilson Botanical Garden. The small numbered yellow tipped posts, are dotted along the main road to the south of San José, they mark the kilometers.

  • Osa Peninsula and...

    Extending out more than 50 kilometers into the Pacific, it protects Golfo Dulce from the tides and creates a magnificent natural port. Here you will find picturesque beaches and rocky Mountains; this area is also irrigated by the rivers and streams that contain water from the waterfalls that are scattered throughout the volcanic cliffs. The most majestic forests in Costa Rica cover the hills and the valleys of this Peninsula; there are a lot of species of flora and fauna that inhabit this area, endemic to the Pacific Coast of the county, which are in danger of extinction. The indigenous of this region the Diquis where the first inhabitants of the Peninsula. They were good goldsmiths, and made religious pieces and artifacts from gold that they found in the Tigre and Claro rivers

  • Costa del Caribe

    The Caribbean coast is protected by two National Parks and two Forest Wildlife Refuges. It forms part of the province of Limon that covers 18% of Costa Rica, a third of the inhabitants are black, from Jamaican descendants, the vast majority live on the coast, and speak English as well as their own dialect. There are also several Bribri and Cabecar indigenous that inhabit the south of the Province. The main road from San José to this area ends in the Province of Puerto Limón, to the south there is a parallel route that leads to the Panama border.  If you are heading north you will need to take a boat trip and navigate the canals, through areas that are abundant in wildlife and some small ports for distant fishing boats, until you reach the Nicaragua border.

  • Bocas del Toro

    Bocas del Toro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbokaz ðel ˈtoɾo]; meaning “Mouths of the Bull”) is a province of Panama. Its area is 4,643.9 square kilometers, comprising the mainland and nine main islands. The province consists of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, Bahía Almirante (Almirante Bay), Chiriquí Lagoon, and adjacent mainland. The capital is the city of Bocas del Toro (or Bocas Town) on Isla Colón (Colón Island). Other major cities or towns include Almirante and Changuinola. The province has a population of 125,461 as of 2010.

    Christopher Columbus and his crew first visited the area in 1502. Bocas del Toro borders the Caribbean Sea to the north, Limón Province of Costa Rica to the west, Chiriquí Province to the south, and Ngöbe-Buglé Comarca to the east. The Río Sixaola forms part of the border with Costa Rica. An old railroad bridge spans the river between Guabito and Sixaola, Costa Rica. The bridge is a border crossing used by tourists going between destinations in Bocas del Toro and Costa Rica.

    The province contains two national parks, Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park and La Amistad International Park.The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute operates a research station on Colón Island just northwest of Bocas Town. There are many banana plantations in Bocas del Toro, often called the oro verde, or green gold of Central America.

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