About Costa Rica

General information:

Total area:  51,100 km2

Population:  5 million habitants

Native language:  Spanish

Second language: English

Currency:  Colón (¢)

DPP per capita:  $16,142 (one of the highest in the region)

Temperature: 24 degrees – Yearly average!

Climate:  two seasons, sunny and rainy.  Eight different microclimates that provide ideal conditions for growing, process, pack and export exotic fruits, vegetables and crops.

Biodiversity:

5% of earth´s biodiversity

26% of our territory is protected land

4 UNESCO world heritage sites: Talamanca Range Reserve, La Amistad National Park, Cocos Island National Park, Pre-Columbian Chiefdom Settlements with Stone Spheres of the Diquis

Location:

Costa Rica has an ideal geographic location with enviable weather in the center of the Americas guarded by the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and a short flight distance from North and South America.

Nowadays, we stand as the most popular nearshore location for companies from the U.S as well as a strategic offshore settingfor European companies in the dollar zone.

We even have the same time zone as the U.S Central Standard Time (GMT – 6), providing great convenience for doing business

Infrastructure:

Around 100% of electricity is generated from clean, renewable sources.

3 redundant fiber optic submarine cable connections.

+30 industrial parks and business centers in the country

Other facts:

Yearly passengers travening by air: +2,959,800

International flights (outbound):  +460

International airports:  Juan Santamaría and Daniel Oduber

Port moves (TEU):  1,489,210 on both Caldera and Port Limon/Moin

Investment in APM Terminals: $1 billion (We will be able to handle 2.5 million TEUs in phase 3.

Source: CINDE, 2019 https://www.cinde.org