About Costa Rica

Pura Vida (Pure Life)… is an expression synonymous with Costa Rica among locals.  It’s a breathtakingly beautiful Spanish-speaking country located in Central America, south of Nicaragua and north of Panama. With a population of approximately 4.9 million people, this stable democracy has a highly educated workforce and an economy that relies heavily on agriculture and ecotourism. A friendly and hospitable place, social scientists relied upon empirical data to name Costa Rica the “happiest country” in the world in 2017


Costa Rica is a magical land of rich fertile soils, dense sub-tropical rain forests, exotic animals species, mountains and volcanos, and miles of tropical palm-strewn beaches.  Stretching from the wild Pacific Ocean to the calm Caribbean Sea, the undulating landscape of Costa Rica is a haven for eco-adventurers.


With 500,000 species of animals, including 840 bird species, Costa Rica has a rich diversity of fauna and flora, and contains 5% of the world’s biodiversity. Costa Rica is refuge to 25 incredible National Parks and 25% of the country’s landmass is protected.


The convenient location of Costa Rica just north of the equator, provides a tropical climate year round.  Due to the extreme typographical variances, Costa Rica has many microclimates that effect different regions.


With regard to the cost of living, Costa Rica represents an attractive option for retirees looking to get the most out of their pensions. The country offers amazingly affordable real estate opportunities and cheap day-to-day living expenses. Experts rank Costa Rica’s healthcare system as being higher than in the United States.  For those reasons, Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations in the world for medical tourism.

Costa Rica average temperature


What makes Costa Rica unique?

The rich biodiversity of fauna and flora species, and intriguing array of typographies are undoubtedly what makes Costa Rica a unique place to visit.  The country epitomizes a tropical oasis that thrives on ecotourism, and is a utopia for avid adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts. It is a country that offers infinite opportunities to explore and experience beautiful animal kingdoms within footsteps  of home. Find miles of wild and exotic beaches just waiting to be discovered where the steep undulating terrain of the western region meets the Pacific .

Costa Rica National Parks

Arenal Volcano National Park

Barbilla National Park

Barra Honda National Park

Braulio Carrillo National Park

Cahuita National Park

Carara National Park

Chirripó National Park

Cocos Island National Park

Corcovado National Park

Diria National Park

Guanacaste National Park

Irazú Volcano National Park

Juan Castro Blanco National Park

La Amistad International Park

La Cangreja National Park

Las Baulas National Marine Park

Los Quetzales National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park

Maquenque National Park (proposed)

Palo Verde National Park

Piedras Blancas National Park

Poás Volcano National Park

Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park

Santa Rosa National Park

Tapantí National Park

Tenorio Volcano National Park

Tortuguero National Park

Turrialba Volcano National Park

Costa Rica Points of Interest

Monteverde and Santa Elena

Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Volcan Arenal

Lady of the Angels Basilica


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