Costa Rica, meaning "rich coast," is more of a smaller state in Central America, bordering on Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. In the east one finds the Caribbean and in the west the Pacific Ocean. Costa Rica is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Central America. Due to the scenic features, it attracts many visitors every year. First, there are the large rainforest areas, where there are countless exotic animals that can be observed in the wild. Who travels to Costa Rica, will find many interesting sights. Starting at San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Here you can admire various museums and exhibitions. From here, the tourist can organize many activities that lead to the entire country. Not to be despised is the city of Cartago. It has a 500 year history and has many colonial buildings. On the shores of the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, you can spend a great beach holiday. Nature lovers will get their money's worth and visit the many national parks, which are located in different climatic zones. From mountain forests, over beaches with beautiful coral reefs to tropical rainforest, you will discover a lot here. In the middle of Costa Rica is the Braulio Carrillo National Park, which has a variety of forest areas. In the Tortuguero National Park, the rare sea turtles can be admired. The climate in Costa Rica is one of the healthiest on Earth. Especially the areas around the capital are invigorating for spirit and soul. The average temperature is 20 degrees. The climate is also noticeable in the flora and fauna. There are over 9,000 different plant species and several mammals and bird species. Basically there are only two seasons. From December to May is the dry season and from June to November the rainy season.