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is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Costa Rica, which means "Rich Coast", constitutionally abolished its army permanently in 1949. It is the only Latin American country included in the list of the world's 22 older democracies. Costa Rica has consistently been among the top Latin American countries in the Human Development Index (HDI), ranked 69th in the world in 2011. Also was cited by the UNDP in 2010 as one of the countries that have attained much higher human development than other countries at the same income levels, and in 2011 was highlighted by UNDP for being a good performer on environmental sustainability, and better record on human development and inequality than the median of their region. It was also the only country to meet all five criteria established to measure environmental sustainability. The country is ranked fifth in the world, and first among the Americas, in terms of the 2012 Environmental Performance Index. In 2007, the Costa Rican government announced plans for Costa Rica to become the first carbon-neutral country by 2021. According to the New Economics Foundation, Costa Rica ranks first in the Happy Planet Index and is the "greenest" country in the world.

Capital San José
Currency Colón della Costa Rica (CRC)
Country code 00506
Spoken languages ​​ Spanish, English
Passport

Passport: needed, with survival of at least 3 months at the time of entry into the country. In case of theft of the passport the Consular Chancery Italy Embassy issues a return (free and released to vista) which, however, does not permit the transit of United States airports. Those who were in possession of a return airfare including transit in the USA, unless you can change the reservation, must therefore wait for the issuance of a new passport after the Embassy has asked for and got the go-ahead and the delegation from the competent Italian Authority. The wait can vary from a few days up to a month, depending on the Police jurisdiction. From January 12, 2009, for nationals of States that are part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) who travel temporarily in the United States for tourism or business, you must register online (website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov) their data using the electronic procedure "Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). ESTA replaces the paper I-94W form and allows the authorities of the United States to carry out the control over people who plan to enter u.s. territory, even if only for transit, prior to their embarkation on the ship or aircraft. You should in any case take note of the above under the heading "visa" of this Web site or consult the website of the u.s. Department of State: www.cbp.gov/travel.

Health

The health situation in General is decent. Medical and hospital benefits are quite good, but very expensive private health centres, usually upon presentation of a credit card as a guarantee to cover the expenses, except in case of emergency. The availability of medicines is decent but their cost is often very high. In recent years there has been an increase in cases of fever "dengue" (endemic in the country), especially in the rainy season, not only in coastal areas, but also in the Highlands and major cities, due to poor sanitary conditions the poorest settlements, including the capital. It should be noted that the variant of hemorrhagic "dengue", in reality little diffused, could be deadly. Even cases of malaria are rising, mainly located in the coastal areas to the southeast of the country. There are numerous cases of gastrointestinal infections, mainly due to contaminated water or food (especially the raw vegetables or drinks purchased on the street) but also to viral infections. Particularly popular at home and-choli. We recommend that you take out, before embarking on your trip, health insurance include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country.

Information

Automobile Club locale Automovil Club de Costarica (ACCR) Apartado Postal 4646-1000 SAN JOSE 1000 Tel. +506 2200443 Fax +506 2960211 e-mail: info@automovilclubcr.com Internet: www.automovilclubcr.com

Climate

tempered in the central area with an average temperature ranging from 21 to 23 degrees, while the climate is warmer and wetter coastal areas. You experience higher temperatures in the Pacific with an average of 28 degrees. The rainy season runs from May to November (on the Caribbean slopes from October to January), while the dry season is from December to April. During the rainy season, the country is hit by heavy storms and sometimes even from hurricanes that frequently cause flooding and overflowing rivers and landslides on the roads. These natural phenomena might make unusable, even for weeks, roads and bridges, coastal species resulting in isolation and hardship to residents and tourists. The season of cyclones in the Caribbean zone, officially begins in June but the early hurricanes and tropical storms can start to occur already at the end of July. In particular, the risk of cyclonic phenomena persists in the months of August, September and October. We recommend that you check, before departure, the meteorological situation of the areas that you wish to visit, contact your travel agent or directly by consulting such as specialized web "Tropical Prediction Center in Miami (www.nhc.noaa.gov) or that of" National emergency "Commission (www.cne.go.cr). For information about accessibility of routes you can also visit the webpage: http://www.transito.go.cr./estadorutas/index.html.

Viability

Car insurance Compulsory liability insurance. Temporary importation of vehicles Is required the "carnet customs passage for vehicles imported temporarily. Transport in General By the standards of the region there is a discreet service of road transport (bus lines in concession to private individuals) for those who are directed in the main towns of the country. In the city the taxi and bus service is relatively good. There is no rail transport except a limited urban line running through the Centre of the capital and an almost exclusively tourist purposes that connects from San Jose with the Pacific coast and back the same day. There are flights that connect directly to the Costa Rica with Italy. There are connections with a stopover in Spain (Iberia), in Germany (Condor Air flights, with an additional stop), in Mexico (Air France and KLM), Panama (KLM), several US airports (Martinair/KLM, Lufthansa and the major u.s. companies) and Venezuela (Lacsa-Alitalia, Air France and Lufthansa). The boarding fee in US dollars as the country, payable at the airport, is US $ 28 for a stay up to 90 days. .

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