Welcome to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a peaceful democracy with no army and very little crime is often referred to as the "Switzerland of Central America". The country boasts more school teachers than police and its literacy rate, is at 93 percent, one of the highest in the world. Costa Ricans are very happy, laid-back souls--they have never been at war and they have never been hungry. They genuinely like Americans and will gladly trade two or three words of English for two or three words of Spanish.
For sun worshipers, the weather is especially spectacular. Between December and late May, there is very little or no rain. Even June through November, the constant sunshine is only interrupted by occasional refreshing late afternoon showers.
The weather is always warm (80 degrees plus) on the northwest Pacific coast where the villas are located. In San Jose and the Central highlands, temperatures are much cooler with high around 78 degrees and lows in the 60's.