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.


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


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


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