Located in the middle of Central America, Costa Rica stretches from the crystalline shores of the Caribbean to the balmy Pacific, and has bewilderingly diverse landscapes, flora, and fauna. From rain forests, to dry tropical and temperate forests, to volcanoes, to Caribbean and Pacific beaches, to high mountains, and marshy lowlands. It is ranked third in the world, and first among the Americas, in terms of the 2010 Environmental Performance Index.
When to go
November - April
December - January
The residents of Costa Rica are very friendly and generous people who appreciate their beautiful country and the fact it hosts a one-of-a-kind culture. There is much to do here. From Cocos Islands National Park, which is a World Heritage Site located off the Pacific side and was once a haven for pirates and privateers and renowned for its natural wonders to the capital of San Jose, which lies in a valley, guarded by rolling hills and fierce volcanoes, where you will find luxurious hotels and magnificent restaurants filled with European influences. A six-hour drive separates the two coasts ensuring both are accessible regardless of where you are docked during your charter.