About Costa Rica | INCAE

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Costa Rica is one of the countries with more biodiversity in the world, it contains about 5% of the world's species. The lush natural wild environment can be experienced throughout the country and is easily accessible to the curious visitor.

Costa Rica is a safe paradise, enjoys a very stable political climate and economic development, providing visitors with a quiet environment for their stay.

It is one of the few countries in the world without an army. The country and its people have a peaceful disposition, which makes it a perfect place to enjoy unforgettable holidays. Costa Rica offers dreamlike landscapes, friendly people willing to share their culture, and a safe country to experience natural wonders. Provides the perfect combination of relaxation, adventure, culture, good cuisine, and wildlife.

Visitors find in Costa Rica an adventure paradise in the most beautiful and safe natural environment. It is also home to four UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Geographically, the region between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn is called the tropics. Costa Rica is located in this region, which gives its ecological surroundings – its forests, waters, soils, and climate – certain tropical characteristics. Its flora and fauna are adapted to these conditions, meaning that they are tropical as well.

This tropical climate is modified by various factors, including relief (mountains, plains, and plateaus), its position on the Central American isthmus, the influence of the oceans, and the general atmospheric circulation. The interaction of all of these local geographic, atmospheric, and oceanic factors are the main causes of the country’s regional climate.

The northwest-southeast orientation of the mountain range divides Costa Rica into two sides: the Pacific and the Caribbean. Each one of these has its own precipitation and temperature regimen with the spatial and temporal distribution.


Goal to be the first carbon-neutral country in the world by 2021.

  • With a goal to be the first carbon-neutral country in the world by 2021, sustainable practices are observed in every region of the country, across all industries, adopted by all citizens and embraced by visitors. From local Costa Rican cuisine to artisan crafts to traditional customs and celebrations, sustainability is embedded deeply in the culture and traditions of Costa Rica.
  • Although Costa Rica is a small territory, it makes up about 5% of the earth's biodiversity. Fortunately, this natural treasure is protected by the National System of Conservation Areas, preserving a total of 25% of the national territory.

Economic activity

Costa Rica’s economy is based on tourism, agriculture, and electronics exports. Coffee and banana exports dominated the economy in Costa Rica until 1998 when technology exports replaced both agricultural and tourism as the top industry.

Source: costarica.com