Articles in Costa Rica ( 171 )

171 Articles of interest in Costa Rica

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  • Santa Ana, Costa Rica

    Santa Ana is a city in the Central District of Santa Ana, Santa Ana Canton, San José Province, Costa Rica. It is located at around (9°56′N84°11′W). The city acts as seat to the municipal government of the Santa Ana Canton.

  • San Lucas Island

    San Lucas Island (Spanish: Isla San Lucas) is an island located off the Pacific shore of Costa Rica in the Gulf of Nicoya. It is part of the 11th district of Puntarenas Canton of the province of Puntarenas.

  • La Fortuna Waterfall, Costa Rica

    La Fortuna Waterfall (Spanish for "the fortune") is located in central Costa Rica, in the Alajuela Province. In Spanish, it is known as Catarata Fortuna. The waterfall drops about 70−75 meters and is located at the base of the dormant Chato volcano,…

  • El Virilla train accident

    The El Virilla train accident occurred in Costa Rica on March 14, 1926 when an overcrowded train carrying mostly farmers and labourers derailed whilst crossing a bridge across the Virilla River Canyon, killing 248 and injuring 93.

  • 2009 Costa Rica earthquake

    The 2009 Costa Rica earthquake (also known as Cinchona Earthquake), occurred at 1:21:34 pm local time (19:21:34 UTC) on January 8, 2009. The epicenter of the 6.1 Mw earthquake was in northern Costa Rica, 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-northwest of San …

  • Sarchí

    Sarchí is the capital city of the canton of Valverde Vega also known as Sarchí in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica.

  • Malpais, Costa Rica

    Malpais (9°36'03 N, 85°08'36 W) is a town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica which began as a fishing and cattle-farming village, and has become popular among surfers and adventure travelers around the world.

  • Zarcero

    Zarcero is the capital city of the canton of Zarcero in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. It is also the name of the distrito (district) that includes the city.

  • Palo Verde National Park

    The Palo Verde National Park, in Spanish Parque Nacional Palo Verde is a National Park of Costa Rica, part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, that contains much of the area of the valley of the Tempisque River and covers an area of 45,492 acres in …

  • EARTH University

    EARTH University (Escuela de Agricultura de la Región Tropical Húmeda), located in Guácimo, Limón and EARTH University – La Flor, in Guanacaste – both locations in Costa Rica – is a private non-profit university which offers an undergraduate program…

  • Isla del Caño

    Isla del Caño is a small island in the Bahia de Corcovado (Corcovado Bay) in Osa Costa Rica. It is on the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica, 10 miles west of Punta Llorona on Península de Osa.

  • Guayabo de Turrialba

    Guayabo de Turrialba is an archeological site located in Turrialba, Costa Rica. The site is of great archeological and cultural importance even though only a very small portion of the city has been uncovered and studied. The monument covers 540 acre…

  • Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

    Santa Teresa is a small town in Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica. It is located about 150 kilometres (93 mi) west of the capital city of San José. Like other coastal villages on the Nicoya Peninsula, Santa Teresa started as a remote fishing village, …

  • Cordillera Central (Costa Rica)

    The Cordillera Central is a volcanic mountain range in central Costa Rica which continues from the Continental Divide to east of Cordillera de Tilarán. It extends 80 km from Tapezco Pass to the Turrialba Volcano and ending on the Pacuare River.

  • Las Baulas National Marine Park

    The Las Baulas National Marine Park, in Spanish Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas is a National Park of Costa Rica, part of the Tempisque Conservation Area, and covers approximately 43.243 acres (175 km²) marine just north of the town of Tamarindo. …

  • United World College of Costa Rica

    The United World College Costa Rica (UWC Costa Rica) (Spanish - Colegio del Mundo Unido Costa Rica), located in the Santa Ana suburb of San José, is the 11th United World College and the first to offer instruction in both English and Spanish. The Co…

  • Sámara

    Sámara, situated along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica's Guanacaste Province, has long been a favorite vacation spot for both Costa Ricans and foreigners.

  • Playa Herradura, Costa Rica

    Playa Herradura (Herradura Beach) is a coastal town on the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica, located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) north of Jacó. Playa Herradura or Herradura Beach is home to the Los Suenos Resort and Marina and is globally known as the Fi…

  • Chato Volcano

    Chato Volcano, sometimes called "Cerro Chato" (Spanish for "Mount Chato"), is an inactive volcano in north-western Costa Rica north-west of San José, in the province of Alajuela, canton of San Carlos, and district of La Fortuna.

  • Tamarindo Airport

    Tamarindo Airport (IATA: TNO, ICAO: MRTM) is an airport that serves Tamarindo, Costa Rica. It is serviced daily from San José by SANSA and Nature Air. Private charter services are available as well. During the rainy season, the airport is frequently…

  • Santa Cruz (canton), Costa Rica

    Santa Cruz is the name of the third canton in Guanacaste Province in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 1,312.27 square kilometres (506.67 sq mi), and has a population of 60,495. Its capital city is also called Santa Cruz.

  • Dominical

    Dominical is a beach-front town in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica, approximately 45 km south of Quepos. It is well known for large, year-round waves and is popular among surfers in Costa Rica.

  • Quesada, Costa Rica

    Ciudad Quesada (Spanish pronunciation: [keˈsaða]) is a capital of the district of Quesada in the canton of San Carlos in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. Although Quesada is the official name (formerly La Unión), it is commonly called San Car…

  • Uvita Island

    Uvita Island, or Isla Uvita (Spanish: "little grape island"), officially Isla Quiribrí, is a small (0.8 km²) island 885 metres offshore of the port at Limón on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The island is 420 metres long from north to south and …

  • Playa Negra

    Playa Negra is a beach in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica. It is south of the town of Tamarindo. Los Pargos, meaning 'the snapper' is the name of the town where Playa Negra is located. It is south of Avellanas and north of Junquillal. It is ac…

  • Cordillera de Guanacaste

    The Cordillera de Guanacaste, also called Guanacaste Cordillera, are a volcanic mountain range in northern Costa Rica near the border with Nicaragua. The mountain range stretches 110 km from northwest to the southeast and contains mostly complex str…

  • Puerto Jiménez

    Puerto Jiménez is the largest town on the Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica with a population of 1,780. Located on the Golfo Dulce near Corcovado National Park, it is served by the Puerto Jiménez Airport.