Where is Costa Rica located?
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Costa Rica is located on the Central American isthmus, in the middle of North and South America. This geographical location makes it a country rich in nature, wildlife and culture. The border to the east is the Caribbean Sea, to the west is the Pacific Ocean, south is Panama and to the north lays Nicaragua.
Set in the tropics, just above the equator, allows Costa Rica to have nice warm water on both shores, which makes it perfect to enjoy its spectacular beaches. There are five main geographical areas in the country: Tropical Lowlands (Pacific and Caribbean Coasts), the North Central Plains, the Central Valley and the Northwest Peninsula. The mountain ridges and line of volcanoes that stretch across the country from north to south are part of the larger Andean Sierra Madre chain, which is present in the Western region of the Americas.
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