Definition of Costa Rica in English:

Costa Rica

proper noun

  • A republic in Central America on the Isthmus of Panama, with coastlines on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; population 5,400,000 (estimated 2015); capital, San José; language, Spanish.

Origin

Spanish, literally ‘rich coast’.

Pronunciation

Costa Rica

/ˌkoʊstə ˈrɪkə//ˌkōstə ˈrikə/