GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COSTA RICA

Population: 4.159.758 inhabitants

National Territory: 51.100 km2 (31,682 square miles)

Capital: San Jose

Official Language: Spanish

Money: Colon (named after Christopher Columbus)

Official Religion: Catholic (with freedom of expression of other beliefs)

Political System: Democracy

Electricity: 110 volts

National Bird: Yigüirro (Turdus grayi)

National Flower: Purple Guaria Orchid (Cattleya skinned)

National Tree: Guanacaste (Enterolobium cyclocarpum)

CLIMATE:

Costa Rica really has two seasons: a “green” or rainy season that runs from May to November and a dry season that begins in December and ends in April. The average temperature in the Central Valley is 72° F (22° C), while on the coast and at the beaches it ranges from 70° to 90°F (21°to 32°C).