How well do you really know Costa Rica?

Wildlife-thick jungles, steaming volcanoes, cascading waterfalls and seas filled with whales, crocs and turtles. Yep, Costa Rica packs a lot in… but how much do you know about it?

Think you know a lot about  Costa Rica? It’s time to put your knowledge of this wonderful, wildlife-packed Central American nation to the test, with our tricky quiz. Good luck!

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1. What is the capital of Costa Rica?

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2. This animal can be spotted in Costa Rica. Do you know what it’s called?

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3. Roughly, how much of Costa Rica is composed of protected natural territory and conservation?

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4. Which two countries border Costa Rica?

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5. Costa Rica hasn’t had an army since which year?

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6. Can you name the national bird of Costa Rica?

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7. What is the official language spoken in Costa Rica?

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8. Costa Rica’s highest mountain is Chirripo Hill. How tall is it?

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9. How many birds are estimated to migrate through Costa Rica every year?

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10. What is the name of this volcano in Costa Rica?

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11. ‘Pura Vida’ is a local phrase in Costa Rica. What exactly does it translate to?

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12. Ballena National Marine Park is named after (and is famous for) which animal?

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13. How many national parks are in Costa Rica?

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14. How many active volcanoes are in Costa Rica?

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15. During Costa Rica’s arribada (mass arrival) approximately how many Olive Ridley turtles come to lay eggs on the beaches of the Ostional National Wildlife Refuge’s beaches?

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16. During the same time, approximately how many eggs are laid by these turtles?