The San Jose Region is located in the center of Costa Rica and home to the country’s capital city. Considered of the main entryways to Costa Rica, this region is home to many tourist, cultural and natural attractions, including some of the best museums. The many rural towns in this region paint a picture of old Costa Rica, with bahareque houses (similar to adobe), large coffee plantations, sugar mills and diaries.
The Central Pacific Region of Costa Rica stretches from the city of Puntarenas to the mouth of the Rio Baru in the area known as Dominical de Osa. This region has a wet and rainy climate and is known for its coast lined with several beautiful beaches and the many wildlife refuges, national parks and biological preserves.
The North Pacific Region comprises about 100km of Pacific coastline in northern Costa Rica up to the Nicaraguan border. In the past, this region was always known for its cattle-raising and agriculture, but currently, it is probably the most coveted region for local and international tourism due to its white sand beaches, intense blue waters and desirable climate. Home to Liberia International Airport, this region handles many charter and regularly scheduled flights from the United States.