Costa Rica occupies a privileged position within the unspoiled and tropical paradise of Central America.
The 19.652 square miles in this country are blessed by the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with beautiful beaches and unique biodiversity. Costaricans are proud to have over a century of democratic tradition and more than 62 years of no army. It is the only Latin American country included in the list of 22 world's oldest democracies. The funds the country saves by not having an army are implemented to improve life quality of its citizens in both health and education. This contributes to social peace that makes Costa Rica the perfect place to visit.
The friendly Ticos (as they are popularly known) are characterized by their "Pura Vida", a whole way of life. The cultural richness of Costa Rica is based on the diversity of its people. Throughout its history, waves of immigrants and the pre-Hispanic native populations mixed together to create what today is defined as "Ticos".