Costa Rica is a country commonly compared to paradise or the happiest place on earth and is that the unparalleled beauty of its flora and fauna, the versatility of its landscapes and the permanent contact with nature, make the very used and classic Motto that distinguishes it «Pura Vida», do not remain only in the saying.
This small Central American country provides tranquility and security to its visitors, who inhabit it are called «ticos» and are people of affability, solidarity, humble, hospitable, hardworking and well educated, always willing to help, one of the aspects that could be highlighted Is the simplicity and simplicity with which Costa Ricans live, they are people proud of their culture and the extraordinary natural wealth that surrounds them.
It also has an approximate population of 4,500,000 inhabitants whose mother tongue is Spanish. Although other languages such as English, French, German and Italian are spoken, they are often used and the foreign visitor can be fluently understood in those languages. Its population is distributed in seven provinces that conform the country: San Jose, Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, Guanacaste, Puntarenas and Limón. The capital is in the province of San Jose, which is the most populated of all.
Costa Rica has a highly productive and stable economy that shows its results in a relatively high standard of living and a growing middle class. The pillars of its economy are tourism and exports of agricultural and electronic components and its main economic resources are fertile land, frequent rains, and strategic location in Central America that offers easy access to markets in North and South America , Direct access to the ocean, the European and Asian continents. Attracting major investments successfully from well-known companies such as Intel, Procter & Gamble, Abbot Laboratories and Baxter Health Care, to name a few.
One could say that Costa Rica is the birthplace of ecotourism and where this activity has reached its highest level of achievement and success. Located among one of the main countries that promotes ecotourism, for its great diversity of natural parks and protected reserves. That is why it generates important income to the country, which help protect natural areas and in turn benefit the population.
Due to the importance of the Costa Rican health system and the accessibility of the country, it has also become a famous destination for medical tourism, the quality of its professionals in health sciences, the competitiveness of costs in medical services In comparison to the United States, the country’s recognized political and social stability, coupled with the varied range of preventive treatments to cosmetic and wellness procedures, are some of the reasons why Costa Rica has the potential to attract Patients from the United States and other parts of the world.
There are many edges that we could approach about this special country, to demonstrate their deserved attributes, but nevertheless with this article I only intend to bring them closer to their magic to make them fall in love with this unparalleled destination.