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Located on the Central American isthmus, Costa Rica is bordered by both Nicaragua and Panama. The landscape of the country is varied and includes cloud forests, volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs, valleys and rainforests. The country boasts a large coastline of 1,290 km (800 mi) that borders both the Pacific Ocean with 1,016 km (631 mi) and the Caribbean Sea with 212 km (132 mi). The northwest coast of the Pacific is characterized by savannah and dry forest that heads into mangroves and rainforests in the south while parts of the Caribbean coast are inaccessible which has helped it to preserve large tracts of virgin lowland forest.

There are three mountain ranges that run through the country. The first is the Cordillera de Guanacaste which runs from the northern border with Nicaragua to the Cordillera Central. The Cordillera Central stretches through the centre of the country while the southern Cordillera de Talamanca runs into the Central Valley. Costa Rica’s Central Valley is a plateau with a good climate that hosts much of the country’s population as well as its coffee trade. The highest peak in the country is the Irazú Volcano which at 3,431 m (11,257 ft) makes it the fifth highest peak in Central America.



Costa Rica Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Costa Rica.

Learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Costa Rica's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Costa Rica for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Costa Rica vacations today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Costa Rica tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.



Book your Costa Rica tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Costa Rica vacations and experiences. Choose from a locally escorted tour, an independent travel module, a self drive holiday and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Costa Rica.

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