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Country Guide - Costa Rica

Welcome to the Exodus Travel Guide to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country of natural wonders with amazing volcanoes, Caribbean and Pacific coastline and an abundance of unusual flora and fauna. Our country guide to Costa Rica will provide you with all the travel information you need to prepare for your holiday.

Full Name: Republic of Costa Rica

Capital City: San Jose

Currency: Costa Rican Colon

Timezone(s): GMT -6

Plug Types:

Voltage: 120V

Frequency (Hz): 60Hz

For the latest travel advice on visiting Costa Rica:

>> Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice for travelling to Costa Rica

>> BBC Country Profile on Costa Rica

To purchase guidebooks and maps for your visit to Costa Rica:

>> Exodus Travels on

Costa Rica Holidays

Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama

Cycle Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama

15 days From
USD $3,060.00

Cycle three Central American countries from Nicaragua to Panama

  • Cycle 3 Central American countries
  • Ride through tropical scenery
  • Relax in the charming Bocas del Toro islands
Discover Costa Rica

Discover Costa Rica

15 days From
USD $2,710.00

Experience the Costa Rican rainforest, mountains and coast

  • Discover an unparalleled variety of wildlife: from Howler monkeys to caiman, sloths and a huge array of birds
  • Experience the rainforest, mountains and coast of this natural paradise
  • Stay in eco-friendly lodges and hotels
Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

Costa Rica Coast to Coast Ride

14 days From
USD $3,080.00

Cycle stretches of the Costa Rican Pacific coastline

  • Cycle stretches of the Pacific coastline
  • Encounter Tortuguero's legendary wildlife
  • Descend through the Orosi Valley
Natural Magic

Natural Magic

15 days From
USD $2,365.00

Experience Costa Rica's beautiful beaches, lush rainforest and plentiful wildlife

  • Explore waterways of Tortuguero by boat
  • Walk on suspended walkways in cloudforest
  • Spot tree frogs and toucans
  • Unwind in hotsprings close to Arenal Volcano
Volcano & Tropical Paradise Walk

Volcano & Tropical Paradise Walk

11 days From
USD $2,800.00

Hike through lush Costa Rican countryside to waterfalls and volcanoes

  • Hike through lush countryside to waterfalls and volcanoes
  • Stop for a relaxing bath at Ecotermales Hot Springs
  • Admire Costa Rica's diverse wildlife as you walk

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