See More, Do More, Learn More...This is Costa Rica!


Costa Rica - what a beautiful country! The people, the wildlife, the rain forests, the beaches... it's no wonder Columbus named it 'The Rich Coast'.

Visited yearly by thousands, there's something for everyone.

Hike the Corcovado - the most biologically diverse place on earth. Surf Pavones - home to the world's second longest left. Witness an erupting volcano at Lake Arenal. Dive with schools of hammerhead sharks at Cocos Island...

Plan the ultimate vacation - and experience first-hand... the many wonders it has to offer!

Of course, many who visit here - find it difficult to ever leave! Affordable land and housing, quality medical and optimal climate - are all key reasons for Costa Rica being an ideal place to live.

So why ThisisCostaRica.com then?

This is Costa Rica
Greetings from Costa Rica!

'TICR' is truly the product of inspiration. A place I'd always wanted to visit, the seed was planted a long time ago.

Now, having lived and traveled around Costa Rica for over three years...

I decided to make this web site.

You can find tons of free information... from vacationing to living - and everything in between!

I hope you enjoy the site - and of course...

Enjoy the Rich Coast!

To begin exploring the site, please have a look at the Travel Information section, the Popular Places area, or use the navigation - both to the left, and below...


Eat   |   Sleep   |   Explore!   |   Live   |   Learn   |   More!






Travel in Costa Rica

Planning on making a trip here? Great! This area will help point you to all sorts of helpful areas. Hotels, flights, car rentals, tours... it's all here!



Places on the Rich Coast

An easy approach to browsing this site, and learning about the country - is to do so by location. Learn about popular places in CR...



Where and What to Eat?

Recommended restaurants, exquisite Tico Cuisine, and extra-special recipes... find it here!



Find a Place to Sleep...

What are you thinking? High-end hotel? Camping it? Backpacker hostel? A tree house!? This section covers 'calling it a night' in Costa Rica.



Explore the Rich Coast!

Animals, national parks, beaches, rainforests - these are the reasons to come visit! Find the one you're looking for here...



Want to Live Here?

One of the best places in the world to retire... this area offers information about living here. Things like buying land, obtaining residency, and climate - all come to mind...



Learn About the Country...

There's lots to learn about all sorts of different things around the country. Wildlife refuges, how coffee is made, museums... and much more!



Learn More!

And yes - there's much more to learn about the Rich Coast. Be sure to check this area out from time to time as well...



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