Costa Rica Facts
Panama borders the southeast; Nicaragua borders the north, the Caribbean
Sea on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west.
Purple Guaria Orchid (Cattleya skinneri)
-Government Sector: 8AM to 4 PM,
Monday through Friday
-Private Sector: 9 AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday
-National Banks: 8AM to 3PM, Monday through Friday Major Cities: Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, San isidro del General, Cuidad Quesada, Liberia, Puntarenas, Limón.
Highest Peak: Cerro Chirripó, 3820 meters (12,530 feet) above sea level.
International Tourist Arrivals, 1999: 1,027,462
Top Five Visiting Countries
Central American nations 309,338 Canada 43,662
2 distinct seasons: winter: rainy, summer: dry
The coasts are generally rainy and humid year-round. Daytime temps in the Central Valley range from 60-85 degrees F. Evenings can get chilly and light jackets are recommended.
In the rainy season, sunny mornings are followed by cloudy mid-day and an afternoon thundershower, usually clearing up in time to go out for the evening.
Facts: 830 species of birds, 350,000 of insects
What to do if...
make an official report with the local police (OIJ) and contact your local
embassy to get a replacement.
you lose your credit card: Call Visa 0-800-0110-030, Mastercard 0-800-0110-184 or American Express 1-800-554-2639
need to make a local or international phone call: Buy phone cards at
registered outlets across the country, or dial one of the following services:
LONG DISTANCE SEVICES
AT& T 0-800-011-4114
International Operator: 116
International Information: 124
...you lose your airline ticket: Make an official report with the local police (OIJ) and contact your airline to request a replacement ticket
American Airlines 257-1266
Lufthansa 221- 7444
Mexicana 257 -6334