Although Costa Rica is slightly smaller than West Virginia, its position in Central America means it borders both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, which gives the country approximately 800 miles of coastline.1 2 Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast features varied terrain ranging from coral reefs to rainforest-covered plains, but the longer and in places more rugged Pacific coast is generally regarded as having better beaches.3
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- Firestone, Matthew. Costa Rica: Coast to Coast. Lonely Planet. 5 Apr. 2011. Accessed 7 Feb. 2013.
- Regions in Brief. Frommer’s. Accessed 7 Feb. 2013.