Costa Rica is located in Central America & the capital is San Jose, with about 5 million people. The climate is tropical all year, dry season (summer) from December to April & the wet season (winter) from May to November. National Parks make up 25% of the country & tourism is the main industry by far. The population is mainly Spanish & the main language is Costa Rican Spanish. “Pura Vida” (pure life) is a common greeting. Football is the most popular sport. Costa Rica has an excellent health-care system.