The official currency of Costa Rica is called Colon (named after Christopher Columbus).
San Jose , since 1823.
Costa Rica is located in Central America.
Estimated population (2010): 4,670,000
Estimated population (2000): 3,930,000
Estimated population (1950): 966,000
The economy of Costa Rica is based on tourism, agriculture, and electronics exports. Costa Rica has attracted one of the highest levels of foreign direct investment in Latin America. Foreign investors are attracted by the country's political stability and relatively high education levels, as well as the incentives available through the free-trade zones. Hybrid electronic circuits, pineapple, banana, medical equipment, medical bio-products, coffee, juices, prosthetics, and surgery tools are the main exports of Costa Rica.
The most popular places in Costa Rica among international travellers