Costa Rica

Country Description

Experience nature like never before in one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. Explore Costa Rica’s volcanos, wildlife, rainforests, and beaches. See exotic wildlife in their natural environment as you cruise along the canals of Tortuguero. Search for the mysterious quetzal bird, discover breathtaking beauty as you hike through the cloud forest, enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, and savor the taste of local cuisine. Tour the grounds of a coffee cooperative in San Miguel and swim under the stunning La Fortuna waterfall, located at the base of the dormant Chato volcano. Experience the rainforest from a bird’s eye view with a thrilling and heart-stopping zipline canopy tour in Elena Biological Reserve. Filled with moments that take your breath away, Costa Rica is the perfect backdrop for ecology, botany, and reforestation study.

Costa Rica’s economy is one of the most competitive of all the countries in Central America, benefiting from a stable political environment, a healthy tourist economy, and a rise in ecotourism, which allows the country to take advantage of its considerable natural resources and government-sponsored national parks. Costa Rica also has a thriving manufacturing sector, including producing equipment for a number of international electronic corporations.