Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforest country in Central American with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

Capital:            San José

Currency:       Costa Rican colón

Population:    4.808 million (2015)

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