Costa may refer to:

  • Costa (surname), including origin of the name and people sharing the surname
  • Costa, scientific term, from Latin costa "rib" (plural costae)
    • In botany, the central strand of a bryophyte leaf or thallus
    • In entomology, the leading edge of the forewing in Lepidoptera and other winged insects in the Comstock-Needham system, aas well as a part of the male clasper
    • In vertebrate antomy, a rib
  • Costa!, a 2001 Dutch film from BNN
  • Costa Book Awards, formerly the Whitbread Book Award, a literary award in the United Kingdom
  • Costa Coffee, a British coffee shop chain, sponsor of the award
  • Costa Cruises, a leading cruise company in Europe
  • Costa's Garden Odyssey, an Australian television gardening program hosted by landscape architect Costa Grogiadis
  • Costa-Gavras (born 1933), Greek-French filmmaker


In general, "Costa" (or simila) is a common Romance toponym indicating a coastal location. Places named "Costa" without specifiers are:

  • Costa, Haute-Corse, a commune on the island of Corsica
  • Costa, Mozambique
  • Costa, Orkney, a village on Orkney Mainland, Scotland
  • Costa, Portugal, a parish in the Guimarães Municipality, Portugal
  • Costa Head, a headland near the above Scottish village

See also

  • Costas (disambiguation), a name of Greek origin
  • Costal (disambiguation)

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