Costa Rica is part of the tropical zone with quite constant temperatures during the year. The climate depends on the altitude and the amount of precipitation. At the pacific side, the dry period begins in December and ends in April. Apart from May, winds from the southwest might provide rainfalls which get stronger and stronger until October in the western half of the country.
Similar effects provoke low pressure areas in the Caribbean flatland. This wet-dry climate is subject to the global climate change. Consequently, it is just possible to give a forecast of the weather with a certain probability. All in all, Costa Rica is a country that can be visited through the whole year without having to think too much about climate or diseases.
In order to be able to connect your electronic devices with European plugs, an adapter is quite helpful. The voltage in Costa Rica is about 110 V but fluctuations of the electric current cannot be excluded.
Juan Santamaria Airport
most travellers getting here
Tortuguero National Park
a must go in Costa Rica
agriculture in Costa Rica
a lot of banana- plantationsin the caribbean
wildlife in Costa Rica
you can see them at any place- take care
the tucan is a very colourful bird
there are different species
the cloud forest
a very interesting destiny- in several places in CR
The topic environmental protection is extraordinarily important in Costa Rica, one of the worldwide leaders in this area. More than 25% of the land has been turned into national parks or biological reserves. Furthermore, a lot of effort is put on the reduction of deforestation. The Costa Rican banana industry intents – together with the government under Luis Guillermo Solis – to be the first Central American country that reduces its’ CO2 emissions down to zero until 2021.
The export of bananas and tourism are the main economic sources of the Costa Rica.