Costa Rica's famous sandy beaches that stretch along its coastal warm waters deliver a beach vacation that is hard to top! At Manuel Antonio, the azure waters are lined by a perfect crescent-shaped stretch of golden sand and backed by lush green jungle. Surfers prefer Playa Dominical, a relaxed little surf town, whose waters deliver the perfect wave. Although surf-boarding is king here, the beach also invites swimming, wading and lazy strolling. Costa Rica also boasts some of the world's best whitewater rafting and kayaking rivers that snake and plunge through spectacular untouched tropical wilderness. Other outdoor activities include breathtaking canopy tours of the forest tops, astounding diving experiences at the northern Flamingo-Coco area and the Osa peninsula, spectacular golf courses, and record-breaking sport fishing. Costa Rica's incredible scenic beauty and bountiful natural attractions guarantee unforgettable memories! Many visitors take home souvenir treasures fashioned by the locals. Beautiful native pottery and ceramics, as well as intricate carvings made from the tropical woods will all serve as reminders of a wonderful holiday!
Spanish. Some English spoken in tourist areas
The Colon. US dollar widely accepted
110 volts, similar to Canada and the US
In Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south.