This guide divides Costa Rica into seven colour-coded sightseeing areas, as shown on the map. Find out more about each area on the following pages.
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DISCOVER Costa Rica
Nestled at 3,800 feet (1,150 m) between the rugged Talamanca Mountains and a chain of volcanoes to the north, the capital city – affectionately known by Costa Ricans as “Chepe” – enjoys a splendid setting and an idyllic climate. San José’s magnificent Teatro Nacional and pre-Columbian gold and jade museums add to its attraction. Its architecture bears little trace of ...