Map of Costa Rica

A world map of Costa Rica showing it's global position

Where is Costa Rica Located?

Costa Rica is located in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south, the Caribbean Sea to the East, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Costa Rica is comprised of 51,060 square kilometers and 40 square kilometers of water, and that’s all it needs for having an enviable list of beaches and islands that make it one of the top eco-tour destinations ever.

One of the best-known islands is Cocos Island, with a specially close location to the mainland, with just 300 miles (or 480 kilometers) of distance. The largest island is called Isla Calero, 151.6 square kilometers wide. Costa Rica has thoroughly protected areas and a superb tropical location. As a result, it has the highest density of animal and vegetal species in the world.

It is a country known because of its number of volcanoes, 14 in total. The tallest being the Irazú Volcano, with 11,257 ft of height.

Map of Costa Rica

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