Costa Rica is located between Nicaragua and Panama, with the Caribbean on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. "Although still a largely agricultural country, [Costa Rica] has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism sectors. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread." Costa Rica is divided into seven Provinces: San José, Alajuela, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Puntarenas, and Limon.
"Alajuela stretches from the Central Mountain Range to the fertile northern plains, presenting a remarkable diversity of stunning landscapes, with two of the most popular active volcanoes in the country, Poas and Arenal." The San Jose International Airport is located in Alajuela.
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"Cartago is the location of Costa Rica's original capital city of the same name. The colonial atmosphere of the area and lunar-like landscape of Irazu, the country's tallest volcano, await visitors to this historic province. Guayabo National Park exhibits excavations of important pre-Columbian structures."
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"The northwestern province is named after the large umbrella-like trees prevalent in the zone. It encompasses a vast area of diverse topography, from the boiling mud pots of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, to the sun-drenched beaches of the Pacific coast... Santa Rosa and Guanacaste National Parks are vital protective areas for the Dry Pacific climatic zone. Santa Rosa is also a very important historic site and protects remains of structures dating from the colonial period and Costa Rica's struggles for independence. The seasonal lake of Palo Verde National Park attracts the largest concentration of waterfowl and wading birds in Central America."
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"High mountains thick with tropical forests, spectacular waterfalls, and raging rivers provide settings for a multitude of nature and adventure activities in Heredia Province. The rugged mountains of Braulio Carrillo National Park are characterized by thick forests, deep rivers cutting through steep canyons and countless waterfalls."
Limon has 130 miles of Caribbean beaches, and an Afro-Caribbean lifestyle. "Barra del Colorado offers world-class tarpon and snook fishing. The beach at Tortuguero National park is the most important nesting site in the western Caribbean for the green sea turtle. Cahuita National Park and Manzanillo provide excellent scuba diving throughout the year."
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"Puntarenas stretches along two-thirds of the country's Pacific coast to the southern border with Panama. The ever popular Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most beautiful in the country, and a Central Pacific paradise. The dense rich green jungle of Corcovado National Park stands as an unspoiled showcase of tropical nature. The private Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the richest in the world... Carara Biological Reserve protects a transitional zone and harbors an incredible variety of wildlife including the largest population in the country of the endangered scarlet macaw."
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"San José is the central Province with the capital with the same name. San José has been the capital of Costa Rica and the seat of its democratic government since 1823. Nestled high in the Central Valley (1,253 meters/3,770 feet), between green volcanic mountain ranges, the metropolitan city of about one million people is oriented east and west, surrounded by suburbs that cling to the gentle foothills. The nearby town of Escazú, southwest of the city off the autopista, is home to the largest population of North Americans living in Costa Rica, either full-time or part-time, and is consequently more upscale than San Josés downtown or other suburbs."
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