Costa Rica

Country Costa Rica
Capital San José
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Costa Rican colón(CRC)
Languages Spanish, Mekatelyu, Bribri & Patois

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Introduction

Although explored by the Spanish early in the 16th century, initial attempts at colonizing Costa Rica proved unsuccessful due to a combination of factors, including: disease from mosquito-infested swamps, brutal heat, resistance by natives, and pirate raids. It was not until 1563 that a permanent settlement of Cartago was established in the cooler, fertile central highlands. The area remained a colony for some two and a half centuries. In 1821, Costa Rica became one of several Central American provinces that jointly declared their independence from Spain. Two years later it joined the United Provinces of Central America, but this federation disintegrated in 1838, at which time Costa Rica proclaimed its sovereignty and independence. Since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred the country's democratic development. Although it still maintains a large agricultural sector, Costa Rica has expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism industries. The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread.

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Costa Rica - Wikipedia
Costa Rica - CIA World Fact Book
Costa Rica - BBC
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A writer who lives in Costa Rica shares a week of her spending - Business InsiderA writer who lives in Costa Rica shares a week of her spending  Business Insider

Vanished: 10 years later, still no answers after Michael Dixon disappeared in Costa Rica - The Tico TimesVanished: 10 years later, still no answers after Michael Dixon disappeared in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

UN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council - The Tico TimesUN elects Venezuela over Costa Rica to serve on Human Rights Council  The Tico Times

Fingerprint and Facial Recognition Will Be the New 'ID Cards' of Costa Ricans ? The Costa Rica News - The Costa Rica NewsFingerprint and Facial Recognition Will Be the New 'ID Cards' of Costa Ricans ? The Costa Rica News  The Costa Rica News

Ftbol Friday: Navas solid vs. Nice; Shirley Cruz back in Costa Rica - The Tico TimesFtbol Friday: Navas solid vs. Nice; Shirley Cruz back in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Venezuela's Ongoing Disintegration Is Ripping Latin America Apart, and Costa Rica's Bid to Join the UNHRC Proves It - Foreign PolicyVenezuela's Ongoing Disintegration Is Ripping Latin America Apart, and Costa Rica's Bid to Join the UNHRC Proves It  Foreign Policy

Poverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says - The Tico TimesPoverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says  The Tico Times

Walmart now sells Costa Rican coffee under its Great Value brand - The Tico TimesWalmart now sells Costa Rican coffee under its Great Value brand  The Tico Times

Costa Ricas Capital of San Jos Is A Sustainable Model For Central America To Follow - ForbesCosta Ricas Capital of San Jos Is A Sustainable Model For Central America To Follow  Forbes

Whats the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica? - The Tico TimesWhats the difference between a green alert and a yellow alert in Costa Rica?  The Tico Times

Points of Progress: Costa Ricas electricity was 99% renewable in 2019 - The Christian Science MonitorPoints of Progress: Costa Ricas electricity was 99% renewable in 2019  The Christian Science Monitor

TBT: Costa Ricas Pacific Railroad in Puntarenas - The Tico TimesTBT: Costa Ricas Pacific Railroad in Puntarenas  The Tico Times

Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day - The Tico TimesCosta Rica celebrates Cultures Day  The Tico Times

Costa Rica 101: Visiting Feria Verde - The Tico TimesCosta Rica 101: Visiting Feria Verde  The Tico Times

What to Do on a Weeklong Trip to Costa Rica - InsideHookWhat to Do on a Weeklong Trip to Costa Rica  InsideHook

Surf Declared of Public Interest in Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarSurf Declared of Public Interest in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

Costa Rica confident and committed as UN Human Rights Council decision nears - The Tico TimesCosta Rica confident and committed as UN Human Rights Council decision nears  The Tico Times

Rain prompts yellow, green alerts throughout Costa Rica (updated) - The Tico TimesRain prompts yellow, green alerts throughout Costa Rica (updated)  The Tico Times

How to retire as cheaply as possible in Costa Rica - The Tico TimesHow to retire as cheaply as possible in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Tortuguero Will Promote Practice of Olympic Rowing - The Costa Rica StarTortuguero Will Promote Practice of Olympic Rowing  The Costa Rica Star

Costa Rica campaign seeks to bolster marriage equality support - Washington BladeCosta Rica campaign seeks to bolster marriage equality support  Washington Blade

Youth propose climate actions in Costa Rica global conference - UNICEFYouth propose climate actions in Costa Rica global conference  UNICEF

Brenda Castro: the Miss Costa Rica who wanted (will be?) to be queen again - Q Costa Rica NewsBrenda Castro: the Miss Costa Rica who wanted (will be?) to be queen again  Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rica celebrates National Surf Day and Declares It Of Public Interest - Q Costa Rica NewsCosta Rica celebrates National Surf Day and Declares It Of Public Interest  Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rica Issues RSV Alert For Children - Vax Before TravelCosta Rica Issues RSV Alert For Children  Vax Before Travel

U.S. Embassy issues health alert over respiratory illnesses in Costa Rica - The Tico TimesU.S. Embassy issues health alert over respiratory illnesses in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

China's Didi Chuxing deepens Latam push with plans to launch in Costa Rica - ReutersChina's Didi Chuxing deepens Latam push with plans to launch in Costa Rica  Reuters

Official: EU removes Costa Rica, Switzerland from tax-haven list - The Tico TimesOfficial: EU removes Costa Rica, Switzerland from tax-haven list  The Tico Times

Same-Sex Marriage Comes To Costa Rica In 2020 And You Should, Too - ForbesSame-Sex Marriage Comes To Costa Rica In 2020 And You Should, Too  Forbes

The Best Beaches in Costa Rica - Fodor's TravelThe Best Beaches in Costa Rica  Fodor's Travel

Costa Rica falls seven spots in Global Competitiveness Index - The Tico TimesCosta Rica falls seven spots in Global Competitiveness Index  The Tico Times

Basic Passive Rate Falls to 5.55% - Q Costa Rica NewsBasic Passive Rate Falls to 5.55%  Q Costa Rica News

Dengue Fever Is Doing The Rounds in Costa Rica ? The Costa Rica News - The Costa Rica NewsDengue Fever Is Doing The Rounds in Costa Rica ? The Costa Rica News  The Costa Rica News

Costa Rica hosting global forum to prepare climate change agenda - The Tico TimesCosta Rica hosting global forum to prepare climate change agenda  The Tico Times

Season 24 of The Bachelor filming in Costa Rica - The Tico TimesSeason 24 of The Bachelor filming in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Costa Rica celebrates International Coffee Day with free brew in New York City - The Tico TimesCosta Rica celebrates International Coffee Day with free brew in New York City  The Tico Times

Costa Rica: the 'living Eden' designing a template for a cleaner, carbon-free world - UN EnvironmentCosta Rica: the 'living Eden' designing a template for a cleaner, carbon-free world  UN Environment

An Alert for All Latin America: Numerous Cases of Murders and Persecu-tion of Indigenous Leaders Remain With Impunity ? The Costa Rica News - The Costa Rica NewsAn Alert for All Latin America: Numerous Cases of Murders and Persecu-tion of Indigenous Leaders Remain With Impunity ? The Costa Rica News  The Costa Rica News

Regional meeting on afro-descendants concludes in Costa Rica - Prensa LatinaRegional meeting on afro-descendants concludes in Costa Rica  Prensa Latina

Many in Costa Rica wont be able to watch La Sele in Nations League - The Tico TimesMany in Costa Rica wont be able to watch La Sele in Nations League  The Tico Times

Conservation finance: Costa Rica costs its success - Euromoney magazineConservation finance: Costa Rica costs its success  Euromoney magazine

Costa Rica Gazettes Resolution Increasing Excise Tax on Alcohol - Bloomberg TaxCosta Rica Gazettes Resolution Increasing Excise Tax on Alcohol  Bloomberg Tax

Liberia airport improvements nearly complete, government says - The Tico TimesLiberia airport improvements nearly complete, government says  The Tico Times

Fraudulent American Charged With Illegal Gambling Business in Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarFraudulent American Charged With Illegal Gambling Business in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

Cerberus buying Closure Systems International operations in North America, Costa Rica, Japan - Plastics NewsCerberus buying Closure Systems International operations in North America, Costa Rica, Japan  Plastics News

Costa Rica Puts Time and Attention into AI Development - Nearshore AmericasCosta Rica Puts Time and Attention into AI Development  Nearshore Americas

Costa Rica Can Stop Venezuela's UN Human Rights Council Bid - Foreign PolicyCosta Rica Can Stop Venezuela's UN Human Rights Council Bid  Foreign Policy

Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action - The Tico TimesGlobal climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action  The Tico Times

Costa Rica to begin Nations League with tough test vs. Haiti - The Tico TimesCosta Rica to begin Nations League with tough test vs. Haiti  The Tico Times

'Hypocrisy' of Extinction Rebellion founder's 11,000-mile trip to Costa Rica - Daily Mail'Hypocrisy' of Extinction Rebellion founder's 11,000-mile trip to Costa Rica  Daily Mail

Cura-ow: Costa Rica scoreless in 0-0 draw against island country - The Tico TimesCura-ow: Costa Rica scoreless in 0-0 draw against island country  The Tico Times

Bribery in Costa Rica - Transparency InternationalBribery in Costa Rica  Transparency International

Pos Volcano Erupts in Costa Rica, Closes Popular Park Near San Jose - The Weather ChannelPos Volcano Erupts in Costa Rica, Closes Popular Park Near San Jose  The Weather Channel

Costa Rica produce to be exhibited to U.S. marketers - The PackerCosta Rica produce to be exhibited to U.S. marketers  The Packer

Piece of meteorite that slammed into Costa Rica donated to Field Museum - WLS-TVPiece of meteorite that slammed into Costa Rica donated to Field Museum  WLS-TV

Costa Rica: Fintech's rapid expansion - International Financial Law ReviewCosta Rica: Fintech's rapid expansion  International Financial Law Review

Costa Rica presents itself as alternative to Venezuela for the UN Human Rights Council - The Tico TimesCosta Rica presents itself as alternative to Venezuela for the UN Human Rights Council  The Tico Times

I could live on my Social Security and still save money: This 66-year-old left Chicago for calming Costa Rica where he now plans to live indefinitely - MarketWatchI could live on my Social Security and still save money: This 66-year-old left Chicago for calming Costa Rica where he now plans to live indefinitely  MarketWatch

Costa Rica Mystery: UK Reporter Still Missing After 10 Years - The Costa Rica StarCosta Rica Mystery: UK Reporter Still Missing After 10 Years  The Costa Rica Star

10 Things to Know Before You Go to Costa Rica - Fodor's Travel10 Things to Know Before You Go to Costa Rica  Fodor's Travel

The Ultimate Adventure Guide to Costa Rica - OutsideThe Ultimate Adventure Guide to Costa Rica  Outside

Minimum Wage Negotiation Begins in Panama - Q Costa Rica NewsMinimum Wage Negotiation Begins in Panama  Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine in two operations - The Tico TimesCosta Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine in two operations  The Tico Times

Scotland-based multinational brewery and pub chain BrewDog comes to Costa Rica - The Tico TimesScotland-based multinational brewery and pub chain BrewDog comes to Costa Rica  The Tico Times

At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy - The Tico TimesAt environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy  The Tico Times

Black Travel Vibes: Get In Touch With Nature In Costa Rica - EssenceBlack Travel Vibes: Get In Touch With Nature In Costa Rica  Essence

EU expected to remove Switzerland, Costa Rica from tax-haven list - The Tico TimesEU expected to remove Switzerland, Costa Rica from tax-haven list  The Tico Times

Costa Rica will run on more than 98% renewable energy for fifth consecutive year, government says - The Tico TimesCosta Rica will run on more than 98% renewable energy for fifth consecutive year, government says  The Tico Times

Costa Rica is the United Nations 2019 Champion of the Earth - Fast CompanyCosta Rica is the United Nations 2019 Champion of the Earth  Fast Company

JetSMART Adds Colombia - Q Costa Rica NewsJetSMART Adds Colombia  Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rica announces Ronald Gonzlez as new manager of La Sele - The Tico TimesCosta Rica announces Ronald Gonzlez as new manager of La Sele  The Tico Times

The true magic of Costa Rica - Glenwood Springs Post IndependentThe true magic of Costa Rica  Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Watch: Costa Rica receives Champions of the Earth award from UN - The Tico TimesWatch: Costa Rica receives Champions of the Earth award from UN  The Tico Times

Costa Ricans could get chance to vote on opening to oil exploration - ReutersCosta Ricans could get chance to vote on opening to oil exploration  Reuters

Q&A: 'Unique' Indy school draws leader from Costa Rica - Indianapolis Business JournalQ&A: 'Unique' Indy school draws leader from Costa Rica  Indianapolis Business Journal

A long-awaited moment: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF - The Tico TimesA long-awaited moment: Three Costa Rican couples expecting babies thanks to IVF  The Tico Times

Alvarado promotes Costa Ricas commitment to combating climate change during U.N. General Assembly - The Tico TimesAlvarado promotes Costa Ricas commitment to combating climate change during U.N. General Assembly  The Tico Times

Great Escape: Villa Manzu Is The Ultimate Luxury Getaway In Costa Rica And Comes With A Team Of Private Chefs - ForbesGreat Escape: Villa Manzu Is The Ultimate Luxury Getaway In Costa Rica And Comes With A Team Of Private Chefs  Forbes

Study: 87% of food products in Costa Rica meet national sodium reduction targets - FoodNavigator-LatamStudy: 87% of food products in Costa Rica meet national sodium reduction targets  FoodNavigator-Latam

Costa Rica recognized by the UN for its efforts to combat climate change - Lonely Planet Travel NewsCosta Rica recognized by the UN for its efforts to combat climate change  Lonely Planet Travel News

With a new plant, Parrita producers will again export papaya to Spain and Canada - Q Costa Rica NewsWith a new plant, Parrita producers will again export papaya to Spain and Canada  Q Costa Rica News

Following the footprints of sea turtles in Costa Rica - The Tico TimesFollowing the footprints of sea turtles in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Meteorite of great scientific interest that landed in Costa Rica donated to Field Museum in Chicago - The Tico TimesMeteorite of great scientific interest that landed in Costa Rica donated to Field Museum in Chicago  The Tico Times

Volcano erupts in Costa Rica, prompting park closure - For The WinVolcano erupts in Costa Rica, prompting park closure  For The Win

American Expat Dies While in a Immigration Detention Jail in Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarAmerican Expat Dies While in a Immigration Detention Jail in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

Costa Rica Received First Cruise Ship of the Season With 1200 People Aboard - The Costa Rica StarCosta Rica Received First Cruise Ship of the Season With 1200 People Aboard  The Costa Rica Star

Belize delegates head to Costa Rica for the U-13 CODICADER games 2019 - Breaking Belize NewsBelize delegates head to Costa Rica for the U-13 CODICADER games 2019  Breaking Belize News

How Illegal Immigration to the USA Affects Costa Rican Immigration Policies - The Costa Rica StarHow Illegal Immigration to the USA Affects Costa Rican Immigration Policies  The Costa Rica Star

Inflation in Costa Rica decreases due to falling fuel prices - The Tico TimesInflation in Costa Rica decreases due to falling fuel prices  The Tico Times

Watch injured sloths get rehabilitated at a Costa Rican rescue ranch - Metro.co.ukWatch injured sloths get rehabilitated at a Costa Rican rescue ranch  Metro.co.uk

Tourist Catches Police Chase on Video in San Jose Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarTourist Catches Police Chase on Video in San Jose Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

Have You Visited La Amistad International Park?: A World Heritage Site ? The Costa Rica News - The Costa Rica NewsHave You Visited La Amistad International Park?: A World Heritage Site ? The Costa Rica News  The Costa Rica News

UNESCO to award Costa Rica, Spain 2019 Prize for Girls' and Women's Education - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUNESCO to award Costa Rica, Spain 2019 Prize for Girls' and Women's Education - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Costa Rica launches special credits for electric cars, taxis and buses - The Tico TimesCosta Rica launches special credits for electric cars, taxis and buses  The Tico Times

Andrea Vargas reaches world semifinals in 100m hurdles, sets Costa Rican record - The Tico TimesAndrea Vargas reaches world semifinals in 100m hurdles, sets Costa Rican record  The Tico Times

Fall of Ftbol: Watch Costa Ricas national soccer teams in action this month - The Tico TimesFall of Ftbol: Watch Costa Ricas national soccer teams in action this month  The Tico Times

Costa Rican Government Presents Bill to Help People With Large Debts - The Costa Rica StarCosta Rican Government Presents Bill to Help People With Large Debts  The Costa Rica Star

Protests over socioeconomic conditions ravage Chile - The Tico TimesProtests over socioeconomic conditions ravage Chile  The Tico Times

The Million Dollar Question: Can I Apply for Costa Rican Residency on my own - The Costa Rica StarThe Million Dollar Question: Can I Apply for Costa Rican Residency on my own  The Costa Rica Star

US medical tourists seek cheap health care abroad - The Tico TimesUS medical tourists seek cheap health care abroad  The Tico Times