Despite the small size of Costa Rica, the varied terrain makes the country seem as though it is much larger.  The mountainous, windy roads which are generally in poor condition (though improvements are under way) can make getting from one place to another much longer than it would appear.  The extreme terrain of Costa Rica also makes many locations impassible due to mangroves, high mountains with low valleys between, marshland, protected areas, etc…

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