Costa Rica Overview
Volcanoes, rainforests, coral reefs and beautiful beaches are just a few of the elements that make up this country’s incredible and diverse landscape. A small nation located on a land separating the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Costa Rica can be traversed coast-to-coast in less than four hours by land or 45 minutes by air. Each coast features beautiful beaches and ports with advanced infrastructure, both of which are important assets to Costa Rica’s economy which depends on tourism, electronic exports, and agriculture (especially bananas and coffee).
Characterized by social and political stability, high educational levels, modern services, and a dedication to protecting the environment, Costa Rica’s society is as impressive as its scenery. Costa Rican natives and residents are known for their laid-back, friendly attitude and their fondness of “pura vida” or “pure life.”