Costa Rica is located in the
region, bordered to the north by the Republic of Nicaragua and to the southeast by the Republic of Panama. Its capital city is San José, and the official language is Spanish.
There are a significant number of active volcanoes, and the highest point is Mountain Cerro Chirripó (3,821m), located in the Cordillera de Talamanca.
Costa Rica's geography is highly diversified, with a centralized axis of four mountain ranges dividing the country from north to south. The country's many rivers flow towards both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. To the north, the Central Volcanic Mountain Range is an extension of the Rocky Mountains, and to the South, the Talamanca Mountain Range forms part of the Andes.
Geographically, Costa Rica is one of the smallest countries in Central America, followed by Belize and El Salvador. It is mountainous and rugged with impressive peaks reaching over 3,000mts high, one of which is the active volcano, Irazú.