Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is the ideal place to make an organization grow and allow it to compete at the global stage. Factors that influence decision makers to invest in this beautiful country include: a highly educated population, a stable climate throughout the year, its infrastructure, free trade agreements, its political stability and location.

51,100 km2

total area.


second language.




of global biodiversity .

5.1 M



official currency.



$18.651 PIB

one of the highest in the region.


labor force, 2019.

7.4% GDP

education is free and mandatory since 1870.

4% GDP

FDI inflows.


total exports.

US $18,651

GDP per capita PPP, 2019.

Source: CINDE based on information from IMF, INEC, MEP

Education and

national talent

We consider education as our strongest resource towards personal and professional growth. Here you’ll find bilingual workers who are highly prepared in multiple academic disciplines. Their knowledge and experience will add great value to your company.

63 thousand university


688 thousand people

with a higher education.

9,6 thousand technical schools


1st place in literacy

in the region.

2nd place

In English proficiency.

1st place

Top education system in Latin American.

120 years

of democratic, economic

and political stability

We offer a favorable environment that allows businesses to grow. The numbers speak for themselves:



(1-100) according to the World Bank.



(1-10) according to the World Bank.



(1-5) 1 is the highest and 5 is the lowest, according to the World Bank .

Source: CINDE based on information from IMF, INEC, MEP.

Ideal location

for big businesses 


Stable climate throughout the whole year.

Excellent opportunities for international maritime trade. With a short trip you could be anywhere in North America, South America, Europe or Africa.

It’s one of the most highly sought locations for nearshore operations for companies in the United States, as well as a strategic place for offshore operations for European companies.

We coincide with the North American Central Time zone (GMT-6).



Our ports

New port terminals —both in the Pacific and Caribbean coast— are scheduled to begin operations in the next 2 years. They represent an investment of over 1,000 million. 

Modern airports

More than $155 million invested. The expansion and modernization of the main international airports have improved their efficiency exponentially. 

Leaders in telecommunications

Costa Rica has one of the highest penetration rates of mobile telephony in Latin America: 156%. This is even higher than in the United States.