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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Costa Rica adds 21 new coronavirus cases, announces regional driving restrictions - The Tico Times
  1. Costa Rica adds 21 new coronavirus cases, announces regional driving restrictions  The Tico Times
  2. Costa Rica is betting on 'staycations' to keep tourism afloat  The World
  3. TTG - Sponsored features - Five family-friendly activities in Costa Rica  TTG
  4. Disagreements Continue Regarding the Introduction of Agrochemicals to Costa Rica  MENAFN.COM
  5. Biko.cr joins the food delivery competition in Costa Rica  Contxto
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Costa Rica legalized same-sex marriage. Where does the rest of Latin America stand on marriage equality? - Atlantic CouncilCosta Rica legalized same-sex marriage. Where does the rest of Latin America stand on marriage equality?  Atlantic Council

The road to the world's first zero-carbon country - BBC NewsThe road to the world's first zero-carbon country  BBC News

Costa Rica reopens 15 more protected wildlife areas The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesCosta Rica reopens 15 more protected wildlife areas The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

What's the difference between a green, yellow and orange alert in Costa Rica? - The Tico TimesWhat's the difference between a green, yellow and orange alert in Costa Rica?  The Tico Times

BBC highlights Costa Rica: 'The road to the world's first zero-carbon country' - The Tico TimesBBC highlights Costa Rica: 'The road to the world's first zero-carbon country'  The Tico Times

Costa Rica and Nicaragua restore border crossing to cargo transportation after blockade - The Tico TimesCosta Rica and Nicaragua restore border crossing to cargo transportation after blockade  The Tico Times

Panama seeks to bring migrants stranded by COVID-19 to Costa Rica - The Tico TimesPanama seeks to bring migrants stranded by COVID-19 to Costa Rica  The Tico Times

art villa resort in costa rica includes dwelling with concrete swimming pool - Designboomart villa resort in costa rica includes dwelling with concrete swimming pool  Designboom

Costa Rica adds 9 new coronavirus cases, 11 recoveries The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesCosta Rica adds 9 new coronavirus cases, 11 recoveries The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

WHO, Costa Rica launch COVID-19 Technology Access Pool - Anadolu AgencyWHO, Costa Rica launch COVID-19 Technology Access Pool  Anadolu Agency

Costa Rica allows same-sex marriages in first for Central America - Al Jazeera EnglishCosta Rica allows same-sex marriages in first for Central America  Al Jazeera English

Costa Rican minister selected new global environment facility CEO - Outlook IndiaCosta Rican minister selected new global environment facility CEO  Outlook India

Costa Rican Legislative Assembly observes minute of silence in memory of George Floyd - The Tico TimesCosta Rican Legislative Assembly observes minute of silence in memory of George Floyd  The Tico Times

Costa Rica First in Central America to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage - Human Rights WatchCosta Rica First in Central America to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage  Human Rights Watch

CORRECTED-Costa Rican finance minister steps down amid government shakeup - ReutersCORRECTED-Costa Rican finance minister steps down amid government shakeup  Reuters

UK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to London - The Tico TimesUK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to London  The Tico Times

Concrete swimming pool protrudes from holiday home in Costa Rican jungle - DezeenConcrete swimming pool protrudes from holiday home in Costa Rican jungle  Dezeen

How a Clerical Error Forced Costa Rica to Face Same-Sex Marriage Free Press of Jacksonville - Jacksonville Free PressHow a Clerical Error Forced Costa Rica to Face Same-Sex Marriage Free Press of Jacksonville  Jacksonville Free Press

Costa Rica's produce exports have a positive outlook for coming months - FreshPlaza.comCosta Rica's produce exports have a positive outlook for coming months  FreshPlaza.com

'The Defunct Ambassador of Costa Rica' The Golden Toad - MENAFN.COM'The Defunct Ambassador of Costa Rica' The Golden Toad  MENAFN.COM

Costa Rica Experience - ExperienceCosta Rica Experience  Experience

Costa Rica becomes first Latin American league to resume - Times of IndiaCosta Rica becomes first Latin American league to resume  Times of India

How Costa Rica is winning the fight against coronavirus - World Economic ForumHow Costa Rica is winning the fight against coronavirus  World Economic Forum

Costa Rica to become first league in the Americas to restart play - ESPNCosta Rica to become first league in the Americas to restart play  ESPN

WHO and Costa Rica preview technology pooling initiative to ensure access to COVID-19 health products for all - World Health OrganizationWHO and Costa Rica preview technology pooling initiative to ensure access to COVID-19 health products for all  World Health Organization

Costa Rica bets on infrastructure to overcome economic blow of coronavirus crisis - The Tico TimesCosta Rica bets on infrastructure to overcome economic blow of coronavirus crisis  The Tico Times

Football matches resume in Costa Rica as virus curbs ease - Al Jazeera AmericaFootball matches resume in Costa Rica as virus curbs ease  Al Jazeera America

Can we all get along? - Q Costa Rica NewsCan we all get along?  Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rica reaches 1,000 total coronavirus cases; 65% recovered The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesCosta Rica reaches 1,000 total coronavirus cases; 65% recovered The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

The Costa Rica News Helping costa rica's environment - The Costa Rica NewsThe Costa Rica News Helping costa rica's environment  The Costa Rica News

Lufthansa Plans Flights To Costa Rica and India Next Month - Simple FlyingLufthansa Plans Flights To Costa Rica and India Next Month  Simple Flying

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Costa Rica becomes 38th member of OECD - MercoPressCosta Rica becomes 38th member of OECD  MercoPress

New Yorkers have been stranded in Costa Rica on their third date for 10 weeks due to COVID pandemic - Daily MailNew Yorkers have been stranded in Costa Rica on their third date for 10 weeks due to COVID pandemic  Daily Mail

Truck drivers test positive for virus at Costa Rica border - ABC NewsTruck drivers test positive for virus at Costa Rica border  ABC News

New Costa Rica road connection - World HighwaysNew Costa Rica road connection  World Highways

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists - The Tico TimesTico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists  The Tico Times

Nicaragua closes Costa Rica border over coronavirus testing - Los Angeles TimesNicaragua closes Costa Rica border over coronavirus testing  Los Angeles Times

Costa Rica Will Implement Marriage Equality Next Week - Advocate.comCosta Rica Will Implement Marriage Equality Next Week  Advocate.com

Costa Rica's coronavirus response How they were able to restart two months after shutdown - ESPNCosta Rica's coronavirus response How they were able to restart two months after shutdown  ESPN

Green roof and charred wood blend Atelier Villa into Costa Rican jungle - DezeenGreen roof and charred wood blend Atelier Villa into Costa Rican jungle  Dezeen

A cluster of connected retreats nestles in the Costa Rican jungle - Wallpaper*A cluster of connected retreats nestles in the Costa Rican jungle  Wallpaper*

Their Costa Rica Wedding a COVID Casualty, Couple Among 1st in San Mateo County to Marry Online - CBS San FranciscoTheir Costa Rica Wedding a COVID Casualty, Couple Among 1st in San Mateo County to Marry Online  CBS San Francisco

Costa Rica to become 38th member state of OECD - ReutersCosta Rica to become 38th member state of OECD  Reuters

Fitch Downgrades Costa Rica to 'B'; Outlook Negative - Fitch RatingsFitch Downgrades Costa Rica to 'B'; Outlook Negative  Fitch Ratings

COVID-19 LEGAL TASK FORCE COSTA RICA - UPDATE 19 - LexologyCOVID-19 LEGAL TASK FORCE COSTA RICA - UPDATE 19  Lexology

Costa Rica cancels its biggest year-end parade due to pandemic - The Tico TimesCosta Rica cancels its biggest year-end parade due to pandemic  The Tico Times

Developing a Vaccine Depends on How Immunity Works ? The Costa Rica News - The Costa Rica NewsDeveloping a Vaccine Depends on How Immunity Works ? The Costa Rica News  The Costa Rica News

Lower dental care prices in Costa Rica: May through July 2020 - The Tico TimesLower dental care prices in Costa Rica: May through July 2020  The Tico Times

Costa Rica tries to preserve 'fragile achievement' in fight against the pandemic - The Tico TimesCosta Rica tries to preserve 'fragile achievement' in fight against the pandemic  The Tico Times

Costa Rica becoming first country in Latin America to resume soccer tournament - The Tico TimesCosta Rica becoming first country in Latin America to resume soccer tournament  The Tico Times

Rincn de la Vieja Volcano registers Monday evening eruptions - The Tico TimesRincn de la Vieja Volcano registers Monday evening eruptions  The Tico Times

Costa Rica dental tourism clinic ranked among best in the world - The Tico TimesCosta Rica dental tourism clinic ranked among best in the world  The Tico Times

Costa Rica construction contracts - World HighwaysCosta Rica construction contracts  World Highways

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Health Ministry announces 13 new cases, 7 more recoveries - The Tico TimesCoronavirus in Costa Rica: Health Ministry announces 13 new cases, 7 more recoveries  The Tico Times

Vincent Delgado: Lessons from Costa Rica - MSUTodayVincent Delgado: Lessons from Costa Rica  MSUToday

Costa Rica below 300 known active coronavirus cases The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesCosta Rica below 300 known active coronavirus cases The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

How many jobs will the coronavirus eliminate in Costa Rica? - The Tico TimesHow many jobs will the coronavirus eliminate in Costa Rica?  The Tico Times

ESPN Deportes to broadcast Costa Rican soccer The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesESPN Deportes to broadcast Costa Rican soccer The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Country announces 13 more recoveries - The Tico TimesCoronavirus in Costa Rica: Country announces 13 more recoveries  The Tico Times

Why can't we leave them alone? The troubling truth about selfies with sloths - The GuardianWhy can't we leave them alone? The troubling truth about selfies with sloths  The Guardian

Quarantine with 31 children? Costa Rican family's labor of love - ReutersQuarantine with 31 children? Costa Rican family's labor of love  Reuters

Latin America the new epicenter as pandemic causes international division - The Tico TimesLatin America the new epicenter as pandemic causes international division  The Tico Times

Costa Rica will open 12 national parks. Here's how it'll work - The Tico TimesCosta Rica will open 12 national parks. Here's how it'll work  The Tico Times

Costa Rica registers seventh coronavirus death The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate - The Tico TimesCosta Rica registers seventh coronavirus death The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate  The Tico Times

Same-sex marriage has finally been legalised in Costa Rica - PinkNewsSame-sex marriage has finally been legalised in Costa Rica  PinkNews

Costa Rican lawmakers request intervention in Nicaragua due to pandemic - The Tico TimesCosta Rican lawmakers request intervention in Nicaragua due to pandemic  The Tico Times

Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica is days away after motion to delay is defeated - The Tico TimesSame-sex marriage in Costa Rica is days away after motion to delay is defeated  The Tico Times

United Airlines will continue flights to Costa Rica through mid-June - The Tico TimesUnited Airlines will continue flights to Costa Rica through mid-June  The Tico Times

Airlines Operations Updated Information for Costa Rica - The Costa Rica StarAirlines Operations Updated Information for Costa Rica  The Costa Rica Star

A Hotel Reservation in Costa Rica is an Exemption for Vehicular Restriction - The Costa Rica StarA Hotel Reservation in Costa Rica is an Exemption for Vehicular Restriction  The Costa Rica Star

JDA auctioning 55 properties in 13 states and Costa Rica - The Tico TimesJDA auctioning 55 properties in 13 states and Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Former presidents of Chile and Costa Rica, top U.S. Southern Command officials headline FIU's online Hemispheric Security Conference - FIU NewsFormer presidents of Chile and Costa Rica, top U.S. Southern Command officials headline FIU's online Hemispheric Security Conference  FIU News

Same-sex marriages can be registered in Costa Rica starting May 26 - Q Costa Rica NewsSame-sex marriages can be registered in Costa Rica starting May 26  Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rican coffee exports dip 13% year-on-year in May - NasdaqCosta Rican coffee exports dip 13% year-on-year in May  Nasdaq

When can I drive? Breaking down Costa Rica's updated vehicular restrictions - The Tico TimesWhen can I drive? Breaking down Costa Rica's updated vehicular restrictions  The Tico Times

Rincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica): phreatic eruptions this week - VolcanoDiscoveryRincon de la Vieja volcano (Costa Rica): phreatic eruptions this week  VolcanoDiscovery

Manuel Antonio reopens with capacity for 1300 daily tourists - The Tico TimesManuel Antonio reopens with capacity for 1300 daily tourists  The Tico Times

COVID Consular Conversations: Approaches from Argentina, Canada and Costa Rica - GlobalAtlantaCOVID Consular Conversations: Approaches from Argentina, Canada and Costa Rica  GlobalAtlanta

When will international travel return? A country-by-country guide to coronavirus recovery - The Points GuyWhen will international travel return? A country-by-country guide to coronavirus recovery  The Points Guy

12 Reasons Why Costa Rica Is One of the Best Vacation Destinations in the World - Travel+Leisure12 Reasons Why Costa Rica Is One of the Best Vacation Destinations in the World  Travel+Leisure

Measures regading tourism and aviation COVID-19 Costa Rica - LexologyMeasures regading tourism and aviation COVID-19 Costa Rica  Lexology

Costa Rica presidency rocked by data collection scandal - The Associated PressCosta Rica presidency rocked by data collection scandal  The Associated Press

Costa Rica : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Investment-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica - International Monetary FundCosta Rica : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Investment-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Costa Rica  International Monetary Fund

Costa Rican indigenous land activist killed by armed mob - The GuardianCosta Rican indigenous land activist killed by armed mob  The Guardian

Hortor commits to Central America with extension of Costa Rica Office. - The Global RecruiterHortor commits to Central America with extension of Costa Rica Office.  The Global Recruiter

Executive Board Approves US$504 Million in Emergency Assistance to Costa Rica to Help Address the COVID-19 Pandemic - International Monetary FundExecutive Board Approves US$504 Million in Emergency Assistance to Costa Rica to Help Address the COVID-19 Pandemic  International Monetary Fund

Costa Rica set to begin reopening economy - Foreign BriefCosta Rica set to begin reopening economy  Foreign Brief

Costa Rica flinches as crime taints its reputation for the pura vida - Financial TimesCosta Rica flinches as crime taints its reputation for the pura vida  Financial Times

Costa Rica Confirms First Coronavirus Case in Central America - U.S. News & World ReportCosta Rica Confirms First Coronavirus Case in Central America  U.S. News & World Report

Costa Rican president pledges to protect indigenous rights after activists murdered - The GuardianCosta Rican president pledges to protect indigenous rights after activists murdered  The Guardian

Costa Rica's Alvarado Looks to Move On After a Damaging Privacy Scandal - World Politics ReviewCosta Rica's Alvarado Looks to Move On After a Damaging Privacy Scandal  World Politics Review

Savoring Costa Rica, Sip By Sip - The New York TimesSavoring Costa Rica, Sip By Sip  The New York Times

How I Traveled to Costa Rica for 2 Weeks for Under $500 - OutsideHow I Traveled to Costa Rica for 2 Weeks for Under $500  Outside

Nicaraguan students forced to flee find safety, solidarity in Costa Rica - UNHCRNicaraguan students forced to flee find safety, solidarity in Costa Rica  UNHCR

Costa Rica Factsheet November 2019 - Costa Rica - ReliefWebCosta Rica Factsheet November 2019 - Costa Rica  ReliefWeb

UNHCR CBI COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Costa Rica - April 2020 - Costa Rica - ReliefWebUNHCR CBI COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Costa Rica - April 2020 - Costa Rica  ReliefWeb

Costa Rica losing up to 90% of exports - Produce Blue BookCosta Rica losing up to 90% of exports  Produce Blue Book

Costa Rica the 1st in Central America to ship pork to China - Pig ProgressCosta Rica the 1st in Central America to ship pork to China  Pig Progress