Costa Rica

More than five billion birds migrate through Costa Rica, 5 of the 7 species of the world sea turtles happen in Costa Rica every year. During 6-7 months every year it is possible to go whale watching in the pacific coasts. Costa Rica is one of the most cherished tourist destinations on the planet. This small country is blessed with everything to satisfy the interests of thousands of travellers who visit each year.

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Costa Rica

ATTRACTIVE TOURIST DESTINATION

IMPORTANT MIGRATORY BIRDS

Shorebirds +70 species / Ducks +10 species / Raptors +19 species / Warblers +40 species

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SEA TURTLE ARRIVALS

5 of 7 species of sea turtles _ 4 of them nest in CR _212 km (132 mil) Carribbean Shore 1016km (611 mil) Pacific Coast.

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WHALES MIGRATION

7th hotspot in the world / Nor t & South Hemisphers Migration / December to March & July to October / Spotted & Bottle Nose Dophins all year.

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MAIN ROUTES

Costa Rica have three Main Routes

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FUTUROPA MEMBERS

FUTUROPA members and tourist companies specialized in Birdwaching.

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GENERAL INFORMATION OF COSTA RICA
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COSTA RICA

Human settlement in Costa Rica dates back to at least the year 5000 B.C. The current Constitution of November 7, 1949, defines Costa Rica as a Democratic Republic. With the abolition of the army in 1948, Costa Rica has consolidated its commitment to peace and democracy. This landmark decision has created a peaceful and pacifist country.

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FLIGHT CONNECTIONS

Direct flights from Europe: British Airways (from May 4th): Two weekly flights in low season and three in high season. Additionally, there are many connecting flights to San Jose via the United States (Newark, Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Dallas). There is easy domestic flight service…

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TRIP TIPS

Juan Santamaría International Airport is the main airport of Costa Rica. It is located in the province of Alajuela, 18 km from the capital city of San Jose. The Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, also known as Liberia International Airport, is the second largest airport in Costa Rica.

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