Costa Rica Facts – 95 Loving Facts About Costa Rica

Costa Rica interesting facts

Dia de los Boyers is an annual ox cart festival in Escazu, Costa Rica. It is held every Sunday of March, attracting around 100 painted antique oxcarts and the oxen to pull them and thousands of visitors.

Costa Rica is divided in 7 provinces: Sna Jose, Alajeula, Cartago, Heredia, Guanacaste, Limon and Puntarenas.

During arribada 100,000 Olive Ridley turtles come ashore on Ostional National Wildlife Refuge’s isolated beaches, leaving as many as 10 million eggs. Arribadas occur at 2 to 4 week intervals from April to December, peaking July through September.

There are more than 121 volcanoes in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s basilisk, a semi-aquatic lizard, is given the nickname “Jesus Christ lizard” due to its habitat of rearing onto its hind legs and appearing to run across surface of water when alarmed.

Drake Bay is named after Sir Francis Drake, the first English navigator to sail around the world, he landed there in 1579.

Monkeys are the one of the most common species in Costa Rica, next to bats.

Howler, Spider, White-faced and squirrel are the other four common species.

The Coopedata Santa Maria coffee cooperative is heralded as the world’s first carbon-neutral coffee plantation in the world.

The Guanacaste or the elephant ear tree is the national tree of Costa Rica. It is so called because of its distinctive shape of its large seedpods.