Conserving Costa Rica

Conserving Costa RicaGiven the naturally beautiful landscapes and rich biodiversity, Costa Rica is one of the most visited destinations in Central America. The term ecotourism was created in Costa Rica and for good reason—to date, we have protected 26% of our country through the dedicated work of the Sistema Nacional de Áreas de Conservación (National System of Conservation Areas) who …

Culture of Costa Rica

Culture of Costa RicaIn general, Costa Ricans or Ticos as they are known, are outgoing, have a ready sense of humor, are predominantly Catholic, independent, and friendly but also reserved as their lives are largely centered around their extended families—and local soccer matches! Celebrations Throughout the year Costa Ricans have many traditional activities and celebrations. Some of the activities include small …

What Makes Costa Rica Unique

What Makes Costa Rica Unique Costa Rica, a landmass encompassing only 0.03% of the earth’s surface, contains 5% of earth’s biodiversity—a density unmatched anywhere else in the world.  The geography and natural beauty of the country combined with the vision those in the 70’s had to preserve our great diversity of ecosystems. Costa Rica is a democratic and peaceful country, …

History of Costa Rica

History of Costa RicaArchaeological evidence indicates that groups related to Colombian, Nicaraguan, and Panamanian indigenous populations settled here more than 10,000 years ago. They cultivated corn in the drier lowlands and valleys, and propagated cacao (chocolate), pejibaye (a palm fruit) and likely many other edible forest crops, as well as hunted wildlife. An extensive trade network with indigenous groups outside the region …

Nature and Wildlife of Costa Rica

Nature and Wildlife of Costa RicaCosta Rica possesses one of the richest biological heritages on earth concentrated within its small territory. This is due to its tropical location, position as a land bridge between North and South America, and its varied geography dominated by a series of mountains that divide the nation from northwest to southeast. Costa Rica is bordered by …

Costa Rica as a Destination

Costa Rica as a DestinationCosta Rica’s territory extends for 200 miles, from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, and borders Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south. With an area of 51,000 square kilometers, you’ll be amazed at the diversity. The variety of landscapes and microclimates that can be enjoyed in a single day make Costa Rica a …