Costa Rica occupies a privileged spot in the heart of Central America. While its territory of 19,652 square miles touches both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, the country is surprisingly accessible - one can travel from coast to coast in just three hours by car (or 45 minutes by plane).
Costa Rica is a country in Central America,
bordered by Nicaragua to the north,
Panama to the east and south,
the Pacific Ocean to the west and
south and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Official name: Republic of Costa Rica.
Population (2010): 4,253,897.
Official language(s): Spanish
Capital - (and largest city): San José