Volcan Poas

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".

Volcan Barva

At present day, apart from the majority population of mixed colonies

there are different ethnic groups that have enriched cultural background like the descendants of Africans, Chinese, Hebrew, Lebanese and so on. This mixed with the native populations like Bribri, Cabecar Maleku, Teribe, Boruca, Ngobe, Huetar and Chorotega. Costa Rica is a land of tropical forests, volcanoes, waterfalls and rivers. Travelers can choose from a wide range of complementary activities like rafting, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, surfing and more.
Considered one of the most biodiverse places on the planet, the country has 20 national parks, 8 biological reserves and a series of protected areas that captivate ecological tourists.


The first carbon neutral country by 2021.

In 2007 the Costa Rican government announced its plan to make Costa Rica the first carbon neutral country by 2021. According to the New Economics Foundation, Costa Rica tops the Happy Planet Index and is the greenest conscious country in the world. Because of its location between the 9th to 10th degrees north of Ecuator, the climate is tropical all year long. This is complemented by the large number of microclimates generated by elevation, precipitation, topography and geography of specific places.