Costa Rica

Average temperature, rainfall and snowfall information is available for the following climate stations in Costa Rica

Official name:Republic of Costa Rica
Capital:San Jose
Area:total: 51,100 sq km
note: includes Isla del Coco
water: 440 sq km
land: 50,660 sq km
Climate:tropical and subtropical; dry season (December to April); rainy season (May to November); cooler in highlands
Location:Middle America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama
Geographic coordinates:10 00 N, 84 00 W
Comparative Area:slightly smaller than West Virginia
Land boundaries:total: 639 km
border countries: Nicaragua 309 km, Panama 330 km
Coastline:1,290 km
Terrain:coastal plains separated by rugged mountains including over 100 volcanic cones, of which several are major volcanoes
Elevation extremes:lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Cerro Chirripo 3,810 m

Map of Costa Rica

Map of Costa Rica

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