Costa Rica

National Name: República de Costa Rica

President: Abel Pacheco

Population: 4.1 million

Capital City: San José

Land Area: 51,100 sq. kilometers - about twice the size of Vermont

Languages: Spanish, English on the Caribbean coast

Literacy Rate: 96%

Currency: Colón $1 US = C$432

Timezone: GMT minus 6 hours

Famous For: Coffee, nature, Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias Sánchez, surfing

Miles We Will Bike: 380

Our Favorite Food: Gallo Pinto

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