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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It's in our DNA: tiny Costa Rica wants the world to take giant climate step - The Guardian
  1. It's in our DNA: tiny Costa Rica wants the world to take giant climate step  The Guardian
  2. Costa Rica's land borders will remain closed to tourists in March -  The Tico Times
  3. Costa Rica Travel Restrictions: Things Tourists Should Know for 2021  TravelPulse
  4. Take Me To The Beach! 5 Great Cocktails You Need to Try in Costa Rica  The Costa Rica News
  5. The Costa Rica saliva test to detect COVID-19 would also help in cases of malaria, zika and dengue  Q Costa Rica News
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The Costa Rica Travelers rate Tree Top Trip - WFLAThe Costa Rica Travelers rate Tree Top Trip  WFLA

Amazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office - - The Tico Times - The Tico TimesAmazon Web Services opens new Costa Rica office - - The Tico Times  The Tico Times

Flying in Costa Rica is Possible ? The Costa Rica News - The Costa Rica NewsFlying in Costa Rica is Possible ? The Costa Rica News  The Costa Rica News

Central American nation Costa Rica creates a Space Agency; Possibilities to work with ISRO - The Financial ExpressCentral American nation Costa Rica creates a Space Agency; Possibilities to work with ISRO  The Financial Express

Official: Costa Rica's land borders remain closed for arriving tourists - - The Tico TimesOfficial: Costa Rica's land borders remain closed for arriving tourists -  The Tico Times

Its in our DNA: Tiny Costa Rica wants the world to take giant step - GristIts in our DNA: Tiny Costa Rica wants the world to take giant step  Grist

EuroMillions Jackpot Alert! Someone from Costa Rica could win a record 210 Million jackpot this Friday! - - The Tico TimesEuroMillions Jackpot Alert! Someone from Costa Rica could win a record 210 Million jackpot this Friday! -  The Tico Times

8:05 World leaders congratulate Costa Rica for decarbonization plan - Prensa Latina8:05 World leaders congratulate Costa Rica for decarbonization plan  Prensa Latina

Costa Rica to host 2021 Concacaf Beach Soccer finals ahead of Russian World Cup - Inside World FootballCosta Rica to host 2021 Concacaf Beach Soccer finals ahead of Russian World Cup  Inside World Football

Message for Black History Month - Never Give Up! ? The Costa Rica News - The Costa Rica NewsMessage for Black History Month - Never Give Up! ? The Costa Rica News  The Costa Rica News

Reminder: Costa Rica's entry requirements during the coronavirus pandemic - - The Tico TimesReminder: Costa Rica's entry requirements during the coronavirus pandemic -  The Tico Times

South Korea company to conduct Costa Rica ra... - BNamericas EnglishSouth Korea company to conduct Costa Rica ra...  BNamericas English

Costa Rica signs an agreement to become a fu... - BNamericas EnglishCosta Rica signs an agreement to become a fu...  BNamericas English

Former Fresno couple battles Bank of America from Costa Rica - KMPH Fox 26Former Fresno couple battles Bank of America from Costa Rica  KMPH Fox 26

Connected pods define Studio Saxes Costa Rican jungle retreat - Wallpaper*Connected pods define Studio Saxes Costa Rican jungle retreat  Wallpaper*

Big goals for urban planning in Costa Rica's Curridabat - The Tico TimesBig goals for urban planning in Costa Rica's Curridabat  The Tico Times

Costa Rica to create Space Agency; bill passed by Congress - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica to create Space Agency; bill passed by Congress -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica launches first electric bus route in San Jos - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica launches first electric bus route in San Jos -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica details March friendlies against Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica details March friendlies against Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina -  The Tico Times

Magnitude 4.0 hit earthquake near capital of Costa Rica. - VolcanoDiscoveryMagnitude 4.0 hit earthquake near capital of Costa Rica.  VolcanoDiscovery

Government updates Costa Rica decarbonization efforts - - The Tico TimesGovernment updates Costa Rica decarbonization efforts -  The Tico Times

Reducing the Gender Gap Remains a Challenge for Costa Rica - MENAFN.COMReducing the Gender Gap Remains a Challenge for Costa Rica  MENAFN.COM

CBS47 INVESTIGATES: Fresno couple unable to access Bank of America funds; stranded in Costa Rica - YourCentralValley.comCBS47 INVESTIGATES: Fresno couple unable to access Bank of America funds; stranded in Costa Rica  YourCentralValley.com

Importance of Lysine in Your Diet ? The Costa Rica News - The Costa Rica NewsImportance of Lysine in Your Diet ? The Costa Rica News  The Costa Rica News

Costa Rica detects South African, British coronavirus strains - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica detects South African, British coronavirus strains -  The Tico Times

UN commends Costa Rica for decarbonization efforts - - The Tico TimesUN commends Costa Rica for decarbonization efforts -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica detains two travelers suspected of showing fake Covid test results - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica detains two travelers suspected of showing fake Covid test results -  The Tico Times

Costa Rican Social Security Fund Will Take Advantage of the Reduction in COVID Cases to Reactivate Its Other Services - The Costa Rica NewsCosta Rican Social Security Fund Will Take Advantage of the Reduction in COVID Cases to Reactivate Its Other Services  The Costa Rica News

Costa Rica: Hurricane Eta - DREF Operation Update no. 1 (n MDRCR018) - Costa Rica - ReliefWebCosta Rica: Hurricane Eta - DREF Operation Update no. 1 (n MDRCR018) - Costa Rica  ReliefWeb

Four Seasons Costa Rica Special Offers & Deals (2021) - One Mile at a TimeFour Seasons Costa Rica Special Offers & Deals (2021)  One Mile at a Time

In progress, 90.7% of the goals for 2022 of the National Decarbonization Plan of Costa Rica - BNamericas EnglishIn progress, 90.7% of the goals for 2022 of the National Decarbonization Plan of Costa Rica  BNamericas English

UN High Commissioner for Refugees commends Costa Rica for commitment to those forced to flee - UNHCRUN High Commissioner for Refugees commends Costa Rica for commitment to those forced to flee  UNHCR

Costa Rica Wants Countries to Protect a Third of the World's Land and Marine Spaces - Global CitizenCosta Rica Wants Countries to Protect a Third of the World's Land and Marine Spaces  Global Citizen

IN THE SAND: Costa Rica will host Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship - frontrowsoccer.comIN THE SAND: Costa Rica will host Concacaf Beach Soccer Championship  frontrowsoccer.com

Nicaraguans strive to support themselves in exile in Costa Rica - UNHCRNicaraguans strive to support themselves in exile in Costa Rica  UNHCR

Trendy Costa Rican-Inspired Coffee Shop Opens Near SMU - The Daily CampusTrendy Costa Rican-Inspired Coffee Shop Opens Near SMU  The Daily Campus

Covid-19 legal task force Costa Rica - update 48 - LexologyCovid-19 legal task force Costa Rica - update 48  Lexology

Costa Rica women to face Mexico in first matches since Covid - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica women to face Mexico in first matches since Covid -  The Tico Times

Costa Rican National Assembly Declares the Guanacaste Quijongo Cultural Heritage of the Nation - The Costa Rica NewsCosta Rican National Assembly Declares the Guanacaste Quijongo Cultural Heritage of the Nation  The Costa Rica News

Thinking about your first post-pandemic family trip? Here's how to plan a Costa Rican adventure - USA TODAYThinking about your first post-pandemic family trip? Here's how to plan a Costa Rican adventure  USA TODAY

Korea National Railway to Carry out Feasibility Study on Rail Project in Costa Rica - BusinessKoreaKorea National Railway to Carry out Feasibility Study on Rail Project in Costa Rica  BusinessKorea

Costa Rica to require vaccines for health workers, Health Ministry says - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica to require vaccines for health workers, Health Ministry says -  The Tico Times

Reminder: Extended Costa Rica tourist visas expire in March - - The Tico TimesReminder: Extended Costa Rica tourist visas expire in March -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica reduces number of Covid beds due to drop in hospitalizations - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica reduces number of Covid beds due to drop in hospitalizations -  The Tico Times

500 kilos of cocaine in container destined for Spain seized in Costa Rica - - The Tico Times500 kilos of cocaine in container destined for Spain seized in Costa Rica -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica sees ailing tourist trade stagnant in 2021 after COVID-19 blow - ReutersCosta Rica sees ailing tourist trade stagnant in 2021 after COVID-19 blow  Reuters

Travel restrictions in key markets for Costa Rica delay tourism reactivation - Q Costa Rica NewsTravel restrictions in key markets for Costa Rica delay tourism reactivation  Q Costa Rica News

One year ago, we published our first coronavirus story - - The Tico TimesOne year ago, we published our first coronavirus story -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica to allow visa-free tourism from China - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica to allow visa-free tourism from China -  The Tico Times

American Airlines resumes flights between Costa Rica and New York - - The Tico Times - The Tico TimesAmerican Airlines resumes flights between Costa Rica and New York - - The Tico Times  The Tico Times

Costa Rica Leads Tourism Promotion for the Bicentennial of Central America - The Costa Rica NewsCosta Rica Leads Tourism Promotion for the Bicentennial of Central America  The Costa Rica News

In Nairobi UN Virtual Assembly for the Environment ? The Costa Rica News - The Costa Rica NewsIn Nairobi UN Virtual Assembly for the Environment ? The Costa Rica News  The Costa Rica News

8 Reasons Costa Rica Is The Best Place To Retire Internationally - TravelAwaits8 Reasons Costa Rica Is The Best Place To Retire Internationally  TravelAwaits

Costa Rica Puts Mangrove Protections at Heart of Paris Climate Commitments - The Pew Charitable TrustsCosta Rica Puts Mangrove Protections at Heart of Paris Climate Commitments  The Pew Charitable Trusts

Banana growers achieved record exports in the year of the pandemic - Q Costa Rica NewsBanana growers achieved record exports in the year of the pandemic  Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rica On Alert Due to a New Variety of Mosquito That Entered the - The Costa Rica NewsCosta Rica On Alert Due to a New Variety of Mosquito That Entered the  The Costa Rica News

FYI: US testing requirement is 3 days (not 72 hours) before travel - - The Tico TimesFYI: US testing requirement is 3 days (not 72 hours) before travel -  The Tico Times

Beachgoers surprised by whales in Guanacaste, Costa Rica - - The Tico TimesBeachgoers surprised by whales in Guanacaste, Costa Rica -  The Tico Times

Could the secret to longevity be hidden in remote Costa Rica? - City A.M.Could the secret to longevity be hidden in remote Costa Rica?  City A.M.

'A decision we took as a country': Inside Costa Rica's first day back at school - - The Tico Times'A decision we took as a country': Inside Costa Rica's first day back at school -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica has administered nearly 100,000 vaccine doses - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica has administered nearly 100,000 vaccine doses -  The Tico Times

5,800 people entered to win Costa Rica tourism promotion - - The Tico Times5,800 people entered to win Costa Rica tourism promotion -  The Tico Times

Caroline Zalog Flaunts Her Hot Bod In Costa Rica While Clad In A Plunging Red Swimsuit - The InquisitrCaroline Zalog Flaunts Her Hot Bod In Costa Rica While Clad In A Plunging Red Swimsuit  The Inquisitr

There Are Now 192,996 Kilometers of Telecommunications Fiber Optics Deployed to Costa Rica - The Costa Rica NewsThere Are Now 192,996 Kilometers of Telecommunications Fiber Optics Deployed to Costa Rica  The Costa Rica News

Pfizer to resume Costa Rica vaccine deliveries today - - The Tico TimesPfizer to resume Costa Rica vaccine deliveries today -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica's Cartagins stays with FUTV after failed Tigo switch - SportBusinessCosta Rica's Cartagins stays with FUTV after failed Tigo switch  SportBusiness

Costa Rica Insurance Market, Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2020-2026 The Bisouv Network - The Bisouv NetworkCosta Rica Insurance Market, Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2020-2026 The Bisouv Network  The Bisouv Network

For Teens, a Wild Homeschooling Alternative: A Trip to Costa Rica - The Wall Street JournalFor Teens, a Wild Homeschooling Alternative: A Trip to Costa Rica  The Wall Street Journal

CNE: 19 cantons maintain a high risk of contagion - Q Costa Rica NewsCNE: 19 cantons maintain a high risk of contagion  Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rica confirms presence of coronavirus variants emerged in UK and South Africa - Q Costa Rica NewsCosta Rica confirms presence of coronavirus variants emerged in UK and South Africa  Q Costa Rica News

Costa Rica fiber-optic internet coverage more than doubled in one year - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica fiber-optic internet coverage more than doubled in one year -  The Tico Times

US Embassy donation to support air surveillance operations - The Tico TimesUS Embassy donation to support air surveillance operations  The Tico Times

Spanish airline Iberojet will offer flights to Costa Rica - - The Tico TimesSpanish airline Iberojet will offer flights to Costa Rica -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica, UN announce insurance benefits for more migrants - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica, UN announce insurance benefits for more migrants -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica now reports 231 tourists with Covid since August - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica now reports 231 tourists with Covid since August -  The Tico Times

Owning Property in Costa Rica - What You Need To Know - - The Tico TimesOwning Property in Costa Rica - What You Need To Know -  The Tico Times

What To Know About Setting Up A Corporation in Costa Rica - - The Tico TimesWhat To Know About Setting Up A Corporation in Costa Rica -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica Calls On All Nations for Promoting Inclusion and Equality - The Costa Rica NewsCosta Rica Calls On All Nations for Promoting Inclusion and Equality  The Costa Rica News

National Geographic names Costa Rica to 'Best of the World' list - - The Tico TimesNational Geographic names Costa Rica to 'Best of the World' list -  The Tico Times

US Embassy issues security alert over expected protests (Feb. 22) - - The Tico TimesUS Embassy issues security alert over expected protests (Feb. 22) -  The Tico Times

Couple stranded in Costa Rica for 3 months celebrate first anniversary - New York PostCouple stranded in Costa Rica for 3 months celebrate first anniversary  New York Post

Costa Rica labs begin offering antigen tests for tourists - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica labs begin offering antigen tests for tourists -  The Tico Times

More than 475,000 ICE and CNFL clients already have smart electricity meters - BNamericas EnglishMore than 475,000 ICE and CNFL clients already have smart electricity meters  BNamericas English

UK and South African variants of Covid-19 identified in Costa Rica - Radio Cadena AgramonteUK and South African variants of Covid-19 identified in Costa Rica  Radio Cadena Agramonte

Costa Rica Construction and Infrastructure Market, Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2020-2026 The Bisouv Network - The Bisouv NetworkCosta Rica Construction and Infrastructure Market, Size, Share, Outlook and Growth Opportunities 2020-2026 The Bisouv Network  The Bisouv Network

Costa Rica seizes two tons of cocaine hidden with pineapples - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica seizes two tons of cocaine hidden with pineapples -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica unemployment continues to fall, but remains high - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica unemployment continues to fall, but remains high -  The Tico Times

What Homicide Statistics Reveal About Costa Rica's Criminal Future - Insightcrime.orgWhat Homicide Statistics Reveal About Costa Rica's Criminal Future  Insightcrime.org

Please don't BASE jump off Costa Rica's tallest bridge, authorities say - - The Tico Times - The Tico TimesPlease don't BASE jump off Costa Rica's tallest bridge, authorities say - - The Tico Times  The Tico Times

Nicaraguans Migrate to Costa Rica Despite Covid and Barriers - Havana TimesNicaraguans Migrate to Costa Rica Despite Covid and Barriers  Havana Times

Witches Rock, Costa Rica: Seductive as Ever - Surfline.com Surf NewsWitches Rock, Costa Rica: Seductive as Ever  Surfline.com Surf News

Costa Rican clubs draw US opponents in Champions League - - The Tico TimesCosta Rican clubs draw US opponents in Champions League -  The Tico Times

Hospital Metropolitano adds coronavirus antigen tests for tourists - - The Tico TimesHospital Metropolitano adds coronavirus antigen tests for tourists -  The Tico Times

Travel Advisory: Information on COVID-19 Restrictions for February 2021. Information on Entry and Exit Requirements for Costa Rica | US Embassy in Costa Rica - US Embassy in Costa Rica - USEmbassy.govTravel Advisory: Information on COVID-19 Restrictions for February 2021. Information on Entry and Exit Requirements for Costa Rica | US Embassy in Costa Rica  US Embassy in Costa Rica - USEmbassy.gov

What will 1.3m buy in Dublin, Morocco, France, Costa Rica and South Africa? - The Irish TimesWhat will 1.3m buy in Dublin, Morocco, France, Costa Rica and South Africa?  The Irish Times

Pfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study - - The Tico TimesPfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study -  The Tico Times

Costa Rica's coronavirus restrictions for February 2021 - - The Tico TimesCosta Rica's coronavirus restrictions for February 2021 -  The Tico Times

How to extend your Costa Rica tourist visa - - The Tico TimesHow to extend your Costa Rica tourist visa -  The Tico Times

Security Alert: Planned Protest Near Legislative Assembly and ICT- February 22 | US Embassy in Costa Rica - US Embassy in Costa Rica - USEmbassy.govSecurity Alert: Planned Protest Near Legislative Assembly and ICT- February 22 | US Embassy in Costa Rica  US Embassy in Costa Rica - USEmbassy.gov