Here is Where Costa Rica is Actually Located

Despite popular belief, the country is not an island

Costa Rica is located in Central America directly south of Nicaragua and north of Panama. The country borders both the Pacific Ocean on the west coast and the Caribbean Sea on the east coast.

The country is so small that it is possible to drive from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific coast in about four hours.  You can start your day with the sunrise on the Caribbean and end it with the sunset on the Pacific.

The capital of Costa Rica is San José. The city is located in the center of the country.

Capital of Costa Rica

There are seven regions  thats make up the country. 

Regions of Costa Rica

There are two international airports in Costa Rica. These are the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) located in San Jose and the Liberia Guanacaste Airport (LIR) located in Liberia.

International Airports in Costa Rica

If you are visiting Costa Rica for one week we suggest visiting one jungle destination and one beach destination.  This will give you the perfect feel for the country.

Planning a Costa Rica Itinerary

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