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Geography

Costa Rica means “Rich Coast.” It is just that. Here, there are an amazing variety of geological phenomenon and formations. There are a total of 12 ecosystems in Costa Rica, each containing its own flora and fauna depending on the altitude and moisture available.

There are tropical rainforests and jungles. There are cloud forests and seven active volcanoes. There are rich fertile valleys and miles of magnificent beaches that border two great bodies of water, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

There are rushing, clear rivers with spectacular waterfalls. The mountains are green and lush and teeming with life.

This is a country that abounds with plenty. It has protected its lands so that generations from now, people will still be able to enjoy its natural beauty. 27% of the total land of Costa Rica is now protected as national parks, forest preserves, or indigenous reservations.

There are two main seasons in Costa Rica – wet (May through December) and dry (December through April).

Costa Rica's Pacific Coast.

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