Costa Rica lies in the land bridge connecting North and South America; this is probably one of the main reasons for its rich diversity.  Costa Rica extends majestically from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, and its distance is barely 200 miles. Its land proportion occupies only 20 thousand square miles.

If you travel through the provinces of Costa Rica, it’s easy to notice that in no other place will you find areas with so much variation in landscape and climate as you will here.

Costa Rica is one of the most highly valued tourist destinations on this planet. This small piece of land in Central America has all the necessary components to satisfy the tastes of thousands of travellers visiting each year.

The territorial division includes 7 provinces that are: San Jose (Capital), Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Puntarenas, Guanacaste and Limón. Together they offer an attractive tourist destination, of almost limitless possibilities, that include a wide variety of rainforest, volcanoes, rivers flowing through the mountai

ns, beaches and natural resources safeguarded by an important organization of national parks and forest reserves.

On the northern border is Nicaragua and to the south is Panama, to the east is the Caribbean coast and to the west the Pacific Ocean.

We strongly define ourselves as a friendly and peaceful country with no army (since the abolition in 1948). Costa Rica has one of the oldest democracies in the Americas and has a well-earned reputation for stable and progressive governments, oriented toward social benefit and freedom of choice. We are also known for having a high index ranking for human development in the region, and the World Health Organization has proclaimed that Costa Rica has one the best health care systems in the world.

We Costa Ricans call ourselves “Ticos” and “Pura Vida” is one of the favourite phrases heard in everyday life. It means many things but mainly for us, implies that things are fine, that we love to enjoy and share life in peace with our friends.