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COUNTRY FACTS
COSTA RICA

SIZE 19,652 square miles, 3rd smallest in Central America
with 130 miles of Caribbean coastline and
620 miles of Pacific coastline
ranging from 75 to 175 miles wide
POPULATION 4,636,000 estimated July 2012
CAPITAL San Jose (population 1,416,000 "greater San Jose, estimated 2009
TIME ZONE One hour earlier than USA Eastern Standard time
ELECTRICITY Electric Current & Plug Adapters
LANGUAGE Spanish
RELIGION Predominantly Roman Catholic
U.S. CITIZEN ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Valid passport, tourist card issued by air carrier
NOTE: Many countries are requiring that passports be valid for at least 6 months
after the end of travel
AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAXES
(as of November 2011)
International flights $26 USD + $2 luggage inspection fee must be paid in US dollars, Costa Rican Colones or a combination of the two; credit cards are not accepted
Domestic flights - none
CURRENCY Colon