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Costa Rica Map and Satellite Image

Costa Rica political map
Costa Rica is located in Central America. Costa Rica is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua to the north, and Panama to the south.
Costa Rica is located in Central America. Costa Rica is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua to the north, and Panama to the south.

Costa Rica Bordering Countries:

Nicaragua, Panama

Regional Maps:

  Map of Central America,   World Map

Costa Rica Satellite Image

Costa Rica satellite photo

Where is Costa Rica?

Costa Rica Physical Map
Costa Rica Physical Map
Costa Rica Road Map
Costa Rica Road Map
Explore Costa Rica Using Google Earth

Explore Costa Rica Using Google Earth:

Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of Costa Rica and all of Central America in fantastic detail. It works on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The images in many areas are detailed enough that you can see houses, vehicles and even people on a city street. Google Earth is free and easy-to-use.
Costa Rica on a World Wall Map

Costa Rica on a World Wall Map:

Costa Rica is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our Blue Ocean Laminated Map of the World. This map shows a combination of political and physical features. It includes country boundaries, major cities, major mountains in shaded relief, ocean depth in blue color gradient, along with many other features. This is a great map for students, schools, offices and anywhere that a nice map of the world is needed for education, display or decor.
Costa Rica On a Large Wall Map of North America

Costa Rica On a Large Wall Map of North America:

If you are interested in Costa Rica and the geography of Central America, our large laminated map of North America might be just what you need. It is a large political map of North America that also shows many of the continent's physical features in color or shaded relief. Major lakes, rivers, cities, roads, country boundaries, coastlines and surrounding islands are all shown on the map.

Costa Rica Cities:

Alajuela, Amparo, Angeles, Arenal, Bagaces, Barranca, Buenos Aries, Canas, Carate, Cartago, Ciudad Cortes, Coco, Colorado, Dominical, Drake, Encina, Filadelfia, Gotfito, Hacienda Murcielago, Heredia, Jabilla, Juntas, La Cruz, Liberia, Los Chiles, Matina, Micoya, Montezuma, Moravia, Naranjo, Neily, Nosara, Paraiso, Parismina, Parrita, Pital, Pochotes, Ppuerto Limon, Puerto Jesus, Puerto Jimenez, Puerto Limon, Puerto Quepos, Puerto Viejo, Puntarenas, Rincon, Samana, San Carlos, San Ignacio, San Isidro, San Jose, Santa Cecilia, Santa Cruz, Savegre, Tamarindo, Tilaran, Trinidad, Turrialba, Uatsi, Upala and Zapotal.

Costa Rica Locations:

Bahia de Coronado, Bahia de Moin, Bahia de Salinas, Bahia de San Juan del Norte, Bahia de Santa Elena, Caribbean Sea, Chirripo del Atlantico, Cordillera Central, Cordillera de Talamanca, Golfo de Nicoya, Golfo de Papagayo, Golfo Dulce, Lago del Arenal, Pacific Ocean, Rio Chirripo, Rio Estrella, Rio General, Rio Grande, Rio Pirris, Rio Reventazon, Rio San Carlos, Rio telire, Rio Tempisque and Rio Tortuguero.

Costa Rica Natural Resources:

Costa Rica's natural resources include hydropower.

Costa Rica Natural Hazards:

Costa Rica has active volcanoes, and occasional earthquakes. Other natural hazards for this country include: hurricanes along the Atlantic coast; frequent flooding of the lowlands at the onset of the rainy season; landslides.

Costa Rica Environmental Issues:

The country of Costa Rica has numerous environmental issues. Some of these issues include changes in land use, and deforestation. This is largely due to the clearing of land for cattle ranching and agriculture. As a result, there is soil erosion. Costa Rica has air pollution, and coastal marine pollution. There are concerns with both fisheries protection and solid waste management.
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