Costa Rica - MEDLIFE

About Costa Rica

volunteer in peru from usaCosta Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country with coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific. Though its capital, San Jose, is home to cultural institutions like the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica is known for its beaches, volcanoes, and biodiversity. Roughly a quarter of its area is made up of protected jungle, teeming with wildlife including spider monkeys and quetzal birds.

Costa Rica at a glance

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Costa Rica is small country in Central America. It is bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. The Caribbean Sea is to the east and the Pacific Ocean is to the west. Costa Rica is slightly smaller than the state of West Virginia.

There are two major mountain ranges in the country: the Cordillera Volcanica and the Cordillera de Talamanca. As in many other Central American countries, Costa Rica suffers from occasional volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

  • Official Name: Republic of Costa Rica
  • Form of Government: Democratic Republic
  • Capital: San José
  • Population: 4,987,142
  • Official Languages: Spanish, English
  • Money: Costa Rican colon
  • Area: 19,729 square miles (51,100 square kilometers)

MEDLIFE’s impact in costa rica

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica


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