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Costa Rica Info
Capital City: San José
Population: Over 4 million people
Climate: Tropical. Summer is lush, Winter is dry. Warm weather prevails throughout the year
Size: 50 miles long, 250 miles wide (51,000 sq. km)
Language: Spanish and English
Currency: The colon
Entry Requirements: Passport and return tickets are required to enter Costa Rica Taxes: a 13% tax and 10% service charge are added to checks in restaurants. Travelers may leave extra tip for good service. There is an airport departure tax of $29/person
Capital City: Belmopan.
Climate: Subtropical, annual temperature of 80°F. Green season typically June-November.
Size: Approximately 8,866 sq. km.
Language: English is the official language and is widely spoken, as is Spanish.
Currency: The US dollar and the Belize dollar.
Entry Requirements: Passport and return tickets are required to enter Belize.
Taxes: Departure tax, $35.00 US is charged when leaving; also travelers entering Belize International by air and connecting to in-country flights are charged a $.75c US security fee.