Costa Rica is a small yet diverse country and its regions are intentionally divided a bit obscure because of the countries diverse landscape. Guanacaste in the Northern Pacific is one of Costa Rica most popular regions and is known for its dry hot weather that is great for raising cattle; because of this cowboys have existed in Costa Rica for decades. In the recent years the beaches have been a focal point. Some beautiful resorts are popping up throughout the region. For good reason too as the beaches are long and beautiful.
Alajuela and Heredia contain much of Costa Rica's cloud forests and many of the active volcanoes in the country. They are also known for their beautiful coffee plantations that make the hills glow a beautiful green. The Caribbean coast is a favorite for the more adventurous traveler as the white water rafting is world know here as well as the Sportfishing on the northern coast of Limon. Puntarenas is a surfers and beach lovers paradise. The Pacific coast line is filled with deserted beaches and countless surf breaks that are yet to be discovered. San Jose and Cartago make up Costa Rica's Central Valley where most of the population resides. Here there are countless 'fincas' or farms and ranches that spot the country side.