Costa Rica


Currency

The official currency of Costa Rica is called Colon (named after Christopher Columbus).

Capital

San Jose , since 1823.

Location

Costa Rica is located in Central America.


Costa Rica Location

Population

Estimated population (2010): 4,670,000

Estimated population (2000): 3,930,000

Estimated population (1950): 966,000

Flag


Costa Rica Flag

Economy

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

Liberia

Liberia
Nosara

Nosara
SanJose

San Joses