Travelling to Costa Rica? Find out about every aspect of Costa Rican culture, wildlife and the arts. Plus what makes a Tico tick and the best places to get down on the dance floor, sample some Costa Rican cuisine or catch a few waves. Get to grips with the distinct rhythms which characterise every province and city in this colourful, diverse and very special destination.
Get the lowdown on everything Costa Rican! From historical icons and 14 minute battles to when and where it is most likely to rain. A sneaky peek at Costa Rican culinary traditions and tips on where to spot the resplendent Quetzal...
From the traditional cowboy culture of Guanacaste to the laid back reggae rhythms of Caribbean Limón, each of Costa Rica's 7 provinces has a unique flavour which contributes to the unrivalled beauty of this special country and its people.
Costa Rica is characterised by the multiple influences that have given rise to an incredible hybrid culture - a fusion of styles and traditions from all over the globe. From museums and music to dancing and fiestas, culture and the arts in Costa Rica are one of the best ways to understand the complexities of the country.
There is never enough time to see everything in Costa Rica. You'll want to explore it all, from the abundant landscapes and diverse ecosystems of the national parks and nature reserves to the urban sprawl of the modern cities and the provincial charm of the old school towns.
Get off the beaten track and let your hair down in a typical Tico club where the guaro is flowing and Saturday night fever is alive and kicking. The What to Do section tells you what's hot and what's not for sports, buying those all-important souvenirs and partying into the small hours.
Don't leave home without checking out our top tips on safety and practicalities in Costa Rica! This section contains everything you need to know when planning your trip. How to get grom A to B, where to stay, visa and safety advice and where to learn a bit of the local lingo.
Welcome to What Costa Rica, your one stop website where you can find everything you could possibly want to know about this enchanting country. So what are you waiting for? Delve in and explore our Costa Rica travel guide from the paradise Pacific and Caribbean coastlines through volcanic and mountainous valleys, national parks and some of the world's most varied flora and fauna, the possibilities are endless in Costa Rica!