The Earthwatch research expedition takes place on the beaches of Las Baulas National Park, located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Playa Grande, Costa Rica, is just north of Panama and south of Nicaragua. Can you tell how far it is from the equator?

Costa Rica is famous for its democratic government, volcanoes, beautiful beaches, and tropical rain forests. In fact, the name Costa Rica means "Rich Coast," which gives you a hint about its natural bounty.


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