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Costa Rica Product Seminar


239 kms 4.5 hours

519 kms 7.5 hours


Facts and Figures Area: 51,100 km2 Population: 4947481 (Census 2017 INEC) Central Valley: 60% of the population 26.3% of the land is preserved Contains 5% of the world´s biodiversity


Weather Located between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic polar Capricorn, defined as the Tropical Zone

Because of its location Costa Rica is a biological corridor species of North and South America This confluence is what generates the diversity of flora and fauna, and climatic variations in the territory


Caribean November to January and May to August Rainiest months: July and December Rains during: the right and early morning

February, March, September and October

Pacific December to March San Juan summer – June 20 to 25 Trassitional months: April and November Heatwave: July and August May to October Rainiest months: September and October Rains during the afternoon and early evening hours


Government & Politics Independent Republic since September 15th 1821 (197 years) Army abolition: December 1948 President: Carlos Alvarado Quesada (2018-2022) 4-year periods No consecutive reelection


Education Free of charge and Mandatory 70% are public schools 8% of GDP

94.9% literacy rate Public and drive universities

Source: www.inec.go


Health It has the highest life expectancy in Latin America (80 years)

Birth rate of 13.91% and a mortality rate of 4.70% Health system: social security It is among the twelve countries in the world that invest the most in health and the one that invests the most in Latin America, according to the OECD


Economics Technology (Integrated circuits and microassemblies Agricultural products: Banana, Pineapple, Coffee Exportations goods 74% Tourism 17% Other 9% Unemployement 8.66% (II Trimestrer 2018) Inflattion 2% Estimated poverty (21,70% Relative, and 7.20% Extreme)


Currency

Exchange 594.51


Public Services Electric Coverage 99.4% July 2018 Potable water service at low cost Excellente Telecommunications throughout the country

Internet access in tourist areas


Ethnics Groups Whites & mixed races: 83.63% Mulattos: 6.12 % Indigenous: 2.4 %

Negroes: 1.05 % Asians : 0.2 % Immigrants: 9% (Mainly from: Nicaragua 73.58%, Colombia 5.36% and El Salvador 3.50%)


Food – Our breakfast “gallo pinto”


Food – Our lunch “casado”


San JosĂŠ

Central Valley


Central Valley Juan SantamarĂ­a International Airport Volcanos: Irazu, Turrialba, Poas and Barva Waterfalls Braulio Carrillo National Park Flowers and Coffee Plantations

Adventure Activities Golf Course Theatres and Museums Goverment offices


Poรกs Volcano


Botos Lagun - Poรกs Volcano


La Paz Waterfall


Cataratas La Paz


Real Intercontinental San JosĂŠ


Costa Rica Marriott San JosĂŠ


Aurola Holiday Inn


Barceló San José


Wyndham Garden


San JosĂŠ

Central Valley Turrialba Pacuare


Turrialba Pacuare Turrialba Volcano Horseback riding White water rafting in Pacuare and Pejibaye rivers

Canyoning Tropical fruit plantations Nature Trails

Mountain biking


Turrialba Volcano


Pacuare River Rafting


Pacuare River


Pacuare Lodge


Southern San JosĂŠ Pacuare Central Valley Caribbean


South Caribbean Cahuita National Park Manzanillo Gandoca Wildlife Refuge

KĂŠkoldi Indigeous Reserve Sun and Beaches Surfing and Diving Coral Reefs

Caribbean Culture Carey Turtle Nesting (March to May)


Afrocaribean Culture


Playas


Manzanillo


Arrecifes de Coral


Monkeys at refuge


Baby Jaguar borned in refuge


Puerto Viejo Downtown


Le Camaleรณn


Namuwoki


San JosĂŠ

Southern Caribbean

Central Valley Turrialba Pacuare

Bocas del Toro


Red Frog Beach

Bocas del Toro Panamรก

Observation ample mangroves

Whale and dolphin Scuba equipment (Cayo Coral) Long Beach Surfboards Paddle boards and body boards kayaks


Bocas del Toro - Panamรก


Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge


Playa Tortuga


Bocas de Toro


Bocas de Toro


Dolphins Wachting

Red Frog


Northern Caribbean

San JosĂŠ

Southern Caribbean

Central Valley Tuarrialba y Pacuare

Bocas del Toro


Tortuguero Tortuguero National Park Green Turtle nesting (July-September) Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge Coastal Port (Limon and Moin)

Caribbean Culture Sport Fishing Jungle kayaking and canopy tour


CaĂąo Blanco


Blue Jeans Frog


Manatus Lodge


Evergreen Lodge


Pachira Lodge


Aninga Lodge


Mawamba Lodge


Northern Plains

Northern Caribbean

San JosĂŠ

Southern Caribbean

Central Valley Turrialba Pacuare

Bocas del Toro


Arenal Volcano Arenal Volcano National Park Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge Rafting and Kayaking Windsurfing Venado Caves Hot Springs

Peñas Blancas Safari Rio Celeste Sky walks, sky tram, sky trek La Fortuna Waterfall


La Fortuna


La Fortuna


Arenal Volcano


La Fortuna Waterfall


Tabacรณn Grand Spa Resort


Arenal Nayara


Arenal Kioro


Arenal Springs


Volcano Lodge & Springs


MontaĂąa de Fuego


Arenal Volcano

Northern Caribbean

Monteverde San JosĂŠ

Southern Caribbean

Central Valley Turrialba Pacuare

Bocas del Toro


Monteverde Monteverde Cloud Forest and Santa Elena Village Children's Eternal Rainforest Canopy and Hanging Bridges Aerial Tram Train in the forest Quaker Community Cheese Factory Frogs and Butterfly Gardens Birdwatching


Santa Elena


Canopy


Puentes Colgantes


Hanging Bridges

Tarzan Swing


Hummingbird Garden


Belmar

Belmar


El Establo


Ficus


Heliconia


Monteverde Country Lodge


Poco a Poco


RincĂłn de la Vieja Arenal Volcano

Northern Caribbean

Monteverde San JosĂŠ

Southern Caribbean

Central Valley Turrialba Pacuare

Bocas del Toro


Rincรณn de la Vieja Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park Hot Springs Volcanic muds Horseback riding

Hiking Canopy, Canyoning and Tubing


Rincรณn de la Vieja National Park


Volcanic Mud Rincรณn de la Vieja


Lodos Volcรกnicos Rincรณn de la Vieja


Borinquen Resort


Rincรณn de la Vieja Adventures


Hacienda GuachipelĂ­n


Northern Guanacaste

RincĂłn de la Vieja Arenal Volcano

Northern Caribbean

Monteverde San JosĂŠ

Southern Caribbean

Central Valley Turrialba Pacuare

Bocas del Toro


North Guanacaste Daniel Oduber International Airport

Santa Rosa National Park Baulas Turtle National Park Miravalles Protected Area Adventures in Beach Diving, Fishing and Surfing Canopy Baula Turtle Nesting

Catamarans


Dreams Las Mareas


Andaz Papagayo


Sombrero Oscuro


Secrets Papagayo


Playa Arenilla


Occidental Grand Papagayo


Playa Buena


Westin TheThe Westin


Playa Conchal


Tamarindo Diria


Playa Tamarindo


Playa Langosta


Occidental Tamarindo


JW Marriott


NammbĂş

NammbĂş


Lagarta Lodge

Lagarta Lodge


Northern Guanacaste

Rincón de la Vieja Arenal Volcano

Northern Caribbean

Monteverde San José Nicoya Península

Southern Caribbean

Central Valley Turrialba Pacuare

Bocas del Toro


Nicoya PenĂ­nsula Ostional Wildlife Refuge

Lora Turtle Nesting (August-September) Palo Verde National Park Barra Honda National Park Sun and Beaches

Forest Adventure Surfing


Punta Islita


Playa Ostional - Desove de Tortugas


Playa Santa Teresa


Playa Santa Teresa


Playa Montezuma


Playa MalpaĂ­s


Playa Hermosa - Tambor


Pranamar


Yoga


Flor Blanca


Surf House


Latitud 10


Trรณpico Latino


Montezuma Beach


Ylang Ylang Beach Resort


Tango Mar


Northern Guanacaste

Rincón de la Vieja Arenal Volcano

Northern Caribbean

Monteverde San José

Southern Caribbean

Central Valley Turrialba

Nicoya Península

Pacuare

Central Pacific

Bocas del Toro


Central Pacific Manuel Antonio National Park Baru Wildlife Refuge Sun and Beaches Sport Fishing Golf Damas Mangrove Islands Hanging bridges Aerial tram Horseback Riding Tour Kayaking Catamarans Whales and Dolphins

Puntarenas & Islands Coco Island (World Heritage, UNESCO) Carara National Park Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve Sun & Beaches Caldera and Puntarenas Ports Crocodiles of the Tarcoles River


Tรกrcoles River


Los SueĂąos Marriott Resort


Punta Leona


Croc´s


Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio


Manuel Antonio Beach


Playa Manuel Antonio


Mono Cara Blanca


Parasailing Manuel Antonio


Catamaran Ocean King


Shana


Parador


San Bada


Si como No


Costa Verde


Villas Lirio


Northern Guanacaste

Rincón de la Vieja Arenal Volcano

Northern Caribbean

Monteverde San José

Southern Caribbean

Central Valley Turrialba

Nicoya Península

Pacuare

Central Pacific

South Pacific

Bocas del Toro


Southern Pacific Corcovado National Park Chirripo National Park Marino Ballena National Park Isla del CaĂąo Biological Reserve Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve and Sierpe- Terraba Wetland Mangroove forest Whales and Dolphins watching Surfing Scuba Diving Sport Fishing La Amistad International Park, World Heritage, UNESCO


Villas RĂ­o Mar


Whale’s season: From August to October & December to April.


Cuna del Ă ngel


Cristal Ballena


Corcovado National Park


Casa Corcovado


Northern Guanacaste

Rincón de la Vieja Arenal Volcano

Northern Caribbean

Monteverde San José

Southern Caribbean

Central Valley Turrialba

Nicoya Península

Central Pacific

South Pacific

San Gerardo de Dota Bocas del Toro


San Gerardo de Dota Birdwatching (El Quetzal) Exploration of the Paramo Waterfalls Treking Cloud Forest


Birds Watching


Horseback Riding


Hiking


Savegre Lodge


RincĂłn de la Vieja North Guanacaste

Tortuguero

Arenal Volcano Monteverde

Pto Viejo Cahuita

Nicoya Peninsula

San JosĂŠ

Central Pacific

Turrialba Pacuare

San Gerardo de Dota

South Pacific

Bocas del Toro


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