Costa Rica Cities with Hotels
Costa Rica, republic in southern Central America, bounded on the north by Nicaragua, on the east by the Caribbean Sea, on the southeast by Panama, and on the southwest and west by the Pacific Ocean. The uninhabited and densely wooded tropical Cocos Island, about 480 km (about 300 mi) to the southwest in the Pacific Ocean, is under Costa Rican sovereignty. The total area of Costa Rica is 51,060 sq km (19,714 sq mi). The country's capital is San Jose.
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Land and Resources
Most of Costa Rica is rugged highlands, about 915 to 1830 m
(about 3000 to 6000 ft) above sea level. Several mountain ranges extend
nearly the entire length of the country. These include the Cordillera de
Talamanca, Cordillera Central, and Cordillera de Guanacaste. The highest
peaks are ChirripÃ³ Grande (3819 m/12,530 ft) and the active volcano of IrazÃº
(3432 m/11,260 ft). A central plateau, the Meseta Central, is located
between the ranges and contains the bulk of the population. Wide lowlands
extend along the almost unindented
Caribbean coast. The lowlands along the
Pacific are narrower. Here the coast is broken by a number of bays, the
chief ones being the landlocked Gulf of Nicoya, the deep, open Gulf of Dulce,
and Coronada Bay. The principal stream of Costa Rica is the San Juan River,
which forms part of the country's boundary with
Nicaragua to the north.
The climate of Costa Rica ranges from tropical on the coastal
plains to temperate in the interior highlands. Average annual temperatures
range from 31.7Â° C (89Â° F) on the coast to 16.7Â° C (62Â° F) inland. A rainy
season lasts from April or May to December. Annual precipitation in the
country averages about 2540 mm (about 100 in).
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