Photo: F Delventhal, Cartwheel (Some rights reserved)
Costa Rica has 4% of global biodiversity and the country has attracted tropical biologists, ecologists and nature-loving visitors seeking a peaceful vacation. The country is bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
The capitol is San José.
The country is home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, four types of forest and more than 500 species of flora and fauna, with more than 26 percent of its territory comprising national parks and other protected areas.
Questions for locals
- What would locals like others know about Costa Rica? = ¿Qué les gustaría a la gente local que los otros supieran sobre Costa Rica?
Questions for visitors
- What books and apps do you take?
- What Facebook pages / Twitter accounts / YouTube videos have made an impression?
August 24 Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica (National Parks Day)