Interesting Facts about Costa Rica
San Jose by the Numbers:
Elevation: 3021 feet
Average Annual Precipitation: 70.8 inches
Average January Temperature: 66 degrees F
Average July Temperature: 69 degrees F
Major Industries: Food Processing, Textiles & Clothing,
Construction Materials, Fertilizer, Plastic Products
Ethnic Mix: 94% Caucasian, 3% African American, 1% Amerindian, 1%
Chinese, 1% Other
Electricity: 120 volts, 60Hz
Time Zone: GMT-6
Country Dialing Code: 506
Did You Know?
Why does coffee grow so well around the city? It's the climate.
The Central Valley, in which the city sits, has a perfect climate.
At 1,125m (3,690 ft.) above sea level, San JosÃ© enjoys
springlike temperatures year-round.
Costa Rica is bordered to the north by Nicaragua and to the
southeast by Panama. It has both a Caribbean and a Pacific coast. A
series of volcanic mountain chains runs from the Nicaraguan border
to the Panamanian border, splitting the country in two.
Things to See in Costa Rica