Costa Rica in Central America, located at 10 ° north of the Equator and 84 ° west of Greenwich. It is bordered by the Caribbean Sea (east) and the North Pacific Ocean (west), with a total area of 1290 kilometers (802 miles) of coastline (212 km / 132 miles off the Caribbean coast and 1016 km / 631 Pacific miles). The size of West Virginia and shares the reputation of the state of rafting opportunities for kayaking.
Savegre in the river, just below San Gerardo de Dota in the Talamanca highlands of Costa Rica.
Two of the most famous rivers in the country in this regard, the Rio Pacuare and the Rio Reventazon are near the town of Turrialba, about two hours east of San Jose. Other important areas are the Sarapiqui White Water Valley, several rivers of the Pacific coast near Quepos, and the southern Pacific drainage area around San Isidro del General.
Costa Rica, Nicaragua also borders the north (309 km / 192 miles from the border) and Panama, south-southeast (639 km / 397 miles) from the border. Costa Rica has a total square miles, 51,100 (19,730 square miles) 589,000 kilometers square and territorial waters.
The country’s highest point is Cerro Chirripo) up to 3810 meters (12,500 feet, and is the fifth highest mountain in Central America. The highest volcano in the country is the Irazu volcano (3431 m / 11,257 ft). The most Grand Lake Costa Rica is Lake Arenal.
Costa Rica also comprises several islands. Cocos Island is characterized by distance from continental landmass (24 sq km / 9.25 square miles, 500 km or 300 miles off the coast of Puntarenas), but Calero Iceland is the largest island (151.6 km ² / 58 sq. , 5 miles).
Costa Rica protects 23% of its territory in the protected area system. It also has the highest density of species in the world.