Costa Rica Rio Parismina Lodge Location

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, located in Central America between Panama and Nicaragua. Costa Rica has one of the oldest democracies in the Western Hemisphere and has a “Pro-American” government. San Jose is the capital and is located in a high, central valley. The Colon is the official monetary unit. The water in San Jose and the lodge is safe to drink. Rio Parismina Lodge tests its water regularly. Costa Rica is in the Central Time Zone and Daylight Savings Time is not observed. Nearly 20% of the country has been set a side for 29 National Parks. Costa Rica hosts 12,000 varieties of plants, including an amazing assortment of orchids, 237 species of mammals, 850 species of birds and is second only to Africa for the greatest number of butterfly species in the world.