Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla and the head of the national energy institute (ICE) inaugurated Costa Rica's first large scale solar energy plant.
The Miravalles solar park, funded by a $10,000 donation by the Japanese and $1.5 million by ICE, has 4,300 235 watt solar panels, 10 power conditioners, a transformer and a control room.
According to the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer), Costa Rican exports of goods increased by 7.8 percent between January and October this year compared to the same period in 2011.
During the period, the Costa Rica sold products worth $9.4 billion, which represents $678 million more than in 2011.
Procomer reported that exports from the Free Trade Zone sector increased 11.7 percent, while companies outside the regime increased sales 3 percent.
Great news for Canadians! It's easier than ever to reach Costa Rica's spectacular Guanacaste Gold Coast to enjoy some of the world's most fabulous beaches and eco-reserves.
The protection of Costa Rican wildlife and preservation of our world-renowned biodiversity wins in a land slide vote. The Costa Rica government lawmakers took steps this week to be the first Latin America country to ban hunting as a sport. The final vote was 41 in favor and 5 against.
On Sept 14, 2012 the World Travel Awards (WTA) recognized two Tamarindo Hotels - the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa and the Westin Resort and Spa Conchal - as the best in the Central America and Mexico Region. Both Tamarindo Hotels enjoy the highest quality amenities including signature
China gives Costa Rica $25 million for police academy, 4,800 computers for schools and teachers, and another $8 million for the Costa Rican government to use at its discretion.
Costa Rica made the number one spot for another year on the Happy Planet Index, beating out the United States and Western European Nations for the title of the planet's most content. This is the second time that Costa Rica has earned the top ranking on the Happy Planet Index, published by the New Economics Foundation, a British research center that