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Description: The Physical Map of Costa Rica showing major geographical features like elevations, mountain ranges, ocean, lakes, plateaus, peninsulas, rivers, plains, landforms and other topographic features.

Costa Rica Facts and Country Information...

Costa Rica lies between Panama and Nicaragua in Central America with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Atlantic on the other. The country is dominated by high mountain peaks of tectonic origin in the south and hit mountain ranges of volcanic origin in the Northwest, while the central region offers an ideal climate with its Meseta Central plateau; this is where the capital San José is situated.

The country is a paradise of pristine coastlines, savannahs, rainforests, rivers and mountain ranges that boast many national parks such as the Tortuguero National Park, where hawksbill, green, loggerhead, Ridley and leatherback turtles can be spotted. Costa Rica also has an amazing array of different landscapes and mircolimates where one can find a large number of flora and fauna species.

It is also a country that offers plenty of outdoor activities such as scuba-diving, rafting, surfing, trekking to name a few. Nature lovers will be captivated by the pristine forests and marine world. The Arenal volcano is the place to be for spectacular sights, as it erupts regularly offering a spectacle of pyrotechnics.

For those who are in search of culture, San José offers plenty to see with its National Museum and Museum of Pre-Colombian Gold. The town of Cartago and the valley of Orosi are also magnificent architecural sites.

The climate can vary to tropical on the coast, with frequent rainfall on the Atlantic Ocean, while the mountain areas can get quite chilly during the night.

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