What Time Zone is Costa Rica In?

Bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south, Costa Rica is located in center of Central America. It observes the Central Standard Time Zone (CST) and is 6 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-6). It does not observe Daylight Savings Time. How many Time Zones does Costa Rica have? Costa Rica has 1 time zone. What is …

Farmers Day Costa Rica

What is Farmer’s Day in Costa Rica all about?

In May every year, the entire population of Costa Rica celebrates Farmer’s Appreciation Day. in this post, I want to tell you a little bit about the background of Farmer’s Appreciation Day e.g. when it got started, and how the population celebrates this day. When is Farmer’s Day in Costa Rica? Farmer’s Day is celebrated on the 15th of May …

Tipping in Costa Rica

What to know about Tipping in Costa Rica

One of the main sources of income for the Costa Rican people is within the tourism industry welcoming over 3 million tourists a year.  It is a country rich in biodiversity, volcanoes and tropical beaches drawing in crowds from all over the world.  Whether it be a taxi ride from the airport, your knowledgeable and fun tour guide or your …

Costa Rica Protected Lands

How Much Of Costa Rica is Protected Land?

Costa Rica has designated almost 28% of its entire land area as protected land, almost half of which is organized into various national parks. Costa Rica is a land rich in animal and plant life, with an estimated 5% of the world’s biodiversity found within its borders. In fact, with more than 600 wildlife species every 10,000 square kilometers, Costa …

National Flower of Costa Rica

What is the Costa Rica National Flower?

Costa Rica is home to many beautiful plants and animals. Its rainforest is home to a diverse ecosystem, and you’ll be hard pressed to single out one living thing, whether plant or animal, that you can claim to be the most beautiful. The National Flower of Costa Rica is the Guaria Morada, or Purple Girl. Out of the 1,500 orchid …

Costa Rica Vaccinations

What Travel Vaccinations for Costa Rica Do You Need?

Getting vaccinations for Costa Rica is not the first thing you think about when planning a trip to Costa Rica. Costa Rica is known for its beaches, jungle and fun activities not vaccinations or immunizations. However, there are some vaccination precautions for Costa Rica that you should be aware of before going and this complete list will be a helpful …