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Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a Central American country. The bordered countries includes Nicaragua, Panama, the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and Ecuador. The land area of Costa Rica is about 51,060 square kilometers (19,714 square miles)

People: Costa Rica has around 4.9 million people. More than 300,000 of them live in the capital and largest city.

Climate: The weather in Costa Rica is tropical all year round. Caribbean slopes of the Cordillera Central mountains receives the most rain, over 5,000 mm (196.9 in) a year. The Caribbean side is more humid than on the Pacific side.

Language: The most widely spoken language in Costa Rica is Spanish. There are also five local language been used in Costa Rica including Maléku, Cabécar, Bribri, Guaymí, and Buglere.

Economy: Costa Rica has relatively stable economy. Its GDP grew from US$41.3 billion in 2011 to US$52.6 billion in 2015. The estimated GDP for 2017 is US$61.5 billion and the estimated GDP per capita is US$12,382.

Time: UTC−06:00

Capital: Costa Rican colón (CRC)

How to get there: There are two major airports in Costa Rica, Juan Santamaría Airport (IATA: SJO) and Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR). is located close to the cities Alajuela, Heredia and the capital San José. SJO connects with cities such as: Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, etc, and all of Central America.

LIR airport is closed to the Pacific Northwest coast receiving flights from Delta, American, Southwest, Sun Country, United, JetBlue, Air Canada, Westjet, CanJet (charter), Sun Wing (charter), and First Choice (charter). It helps connect the airports in Atlanta, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, London, etc.