Located between Panama (to the south) and Nicaragua (to the north), and nestled between the Caribbean Sea (to the east) and the North Pacific Ocean (to the west), Costa Rica is a short 2.5 hours flight from Miami, Florida and is a convenient location for eco and medical tourism. It is slightly smaller than West Virginia, so exploring the country is not a terribly daunting task. Costa Rica boasts a long history of peaceful democratic rule, as well as a high standard of living compared to its Central American neighbors. With 802 miles (1,290 km) of coastline, Costa Rica offers a range of maritime leisure activities, including sunbathing, boating, surfing, scuba diving, and parasailing.
Costa Rica is a tropical country, which means that much of what you imagine about a Costa Rican vacation is true: dense rainforests, palm tree-lined beaches, warm weather, and comfortable waters. There are two distinct seasons: rainy and dry. The rainy season begins in May and lasts until November, while the dry season begins at the end of November and ends in April. However, in spite of the two generally distinct seasons, Costa Rica’s varied topography makes for a wide variety of microclimates.