A land of incomparable beauty, climate and opportunity ...
Finding our webpage was the hard part - now let us help you discover Costa Rica! Our tranquil little Central American country is bordered by Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the South, the Pacific Ocean to the West and the Caribbean to the East. There are almost 4-1/2 million residents of Costa Rica and three quarters of them live in the Central Valley around San Jose. The rest of the country is made up of small towns, isolated villages, national parks, and pristine wilderness.
Costa Rica's natural beauty and peacefulness have made it an appealing destination to a broad range of visitors. In an area about the size of West Virginia, Costa Rica has approximately 5% of the world's biodiversity. A full quarter of its land is set aside as National Park and environmentally protected areas. A small geographic area coupled with a diverse concentration of flora and fauna make Costa Rica a rare ecological wonderland. Monkeys, quetzals, toucans, parrots, giant leatherback turtles are among the exotic wildlife that you will find in the well-known National Parks Reserves that cover over one-third of the country. Among the highlights are beautiful beaches, tropical rain forests, active volcanoes, exotic rivers, and a plethora of adventure activities.
Dubbed the Switzerland of Central America, Costa Rica has been shaped by a long history of social and political stability, high literary rates, top rate medical care, and efficient infrastructure and services. The country has had no army since 1949 and is also the region's most deep-rooted democracy. In a report through the Happy Planet Index and Gallup Research, Costa Rica was once again found to be the happiest place on Earth.
Health Care: Free universal health care covers everything from dentistry, maternity care, to open heart surgery. As a result, Costa Rica's population is very healthy and enjoys a life expectancy exceeding that of North Americans. Quality of health care in Costa Rica is comparable to North America, but at rates 50%-70% less, making medical tourism an important business in Costa Rica.
Education: Costa Rica has the highest literacy rate in the Americas of over 96%. Free and compulsory education for all until the 3rd year of high school, with some of the best universities in all of Latin America, Costa Rica's highly educated work force is the main impetus behind Costa Rica's emergence as the world's new "Silicon Valley South": Intel has built the world's largest microchip processing plant in Costa Rica with other companies following suit such as IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, Acer Corp., Procter & Gamble to name just a few. The government's pro-business attitude coupled with the country's highly educated work force is quickly making Costa Rica the place to do business.
Our local beaches are located just 10 degrees north of the Equator in Northern Guanacaste, and are only 20 minutes away from an international airport and offers one of the most popular beach destinations on the Pacific Coast. Hermosas Playas translates to "Beautiful Beaches". Here you will find many miles of wide soft sand, warm deep blue waters, great snorkeling, and gorgeous tropical scenery. Our 4 main beach towns are Playa Panama to the north, Playa Hermosa, Playa del Coco and Playa Ocotal in the middle and not to leave out Playa Matapalo to the south are all charming communities that welcomes visitors all year long with genuine hospitality and warm smiles. With 230 days of sunshine per year and Pacific Coastal temperature ranging between 75 - 88 degrees, Costa Rica's beauty is accessible year round.
Visit us soon, paradise awaits you!