Tucked away between two land masses (Nicaragua to its north and Panama to its south), and two water bodies (Caribbean Sea towards the east and Pacific Ocean towards the west), Costa Rica is a dazzling jewel in the terrain of Central America. The wealthy landscapes of Costa Rica displays a range of high mountains, fuming, quiet craters, alluring beaches with black and white sand, meandering, gushing rivers and graceful waterfalls.
Christopher Columbus was the first person to discover this nation on 18th September, 1502. The country stayed under the rule of the Spanish Empire for a long time. After receiving independence from Spain in 1821, it went under the conquest of the Mexican Empire. The country finally attained absolute independence in the year 1848. Costa Rica is said to have enjoyed the most perfect democracy in Latin America, except for the period between 1870 and 1882, when it went under military dictatorship.
Catholicism is the national religion of Costa Rica. More than 70 % of the population follows it by rule. The people here have managed to overcome the European influence in last hundred years and now an indigenous culture of their own is seen to be flourishing. They can be easily distinguished as Costas by their unique traits.
Some of the names to keep in mind when planning a tour to Costa Rica are; Nicoya Peninsula for its stunningly beautiful beaches and lush forests, the fuming Arenal Volcano standing firm and tall, the Corcovado National Park which houses some of the quaintest wildlife in the misty, wet, dense rainforest and a lot more.
Tucked away between two land masses (Nicaragua to its north and Panama to its south), and two water bodies (Caribbean Sea towards the east and Pacific Ocean towards the ...