Did you know that…
… over 70 years ago, Costa Rica decided to get rid of its military. Since then, the defense budget was invested in education, health services, and conservation?
… Costa Rica holds the world record of producing 100% of its electricity from renewable resources for over 300 consecutive days. No other country has come even close to this.
… 85% of Costa Rica’s hotels are small with only 15 or fewer rooms and owned and operated by locals or residents?
… Costa Rica welcomes almost 3 Mio visitors per year. Far below countries like Spain with 75 Mio or Mexico with 35 Mio. Despite its potential to grow, the country has set a limit of no more than 4 Mio visitors per year to protect the natural and human resources.
… the happiness index that is published by the United Nations has Costa Rica consistently ranked in the top ten. It is the only Latin American country that is close to the Scandinavian countries like Finland, Norway, Sweden or Iceland.