Thinking about investing in Costa Rica? You're not alone. American manufacturing giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced on Feb 4, 2013 that it will open a new supply-chain planning facility in Costa Rica. The Procter & Gamble Costa Rica facility will service P&G's entire Latin American operation and will consolidate the supp
CNN's latest report on Costa Rica luxury travel acknowledges something that Tamarindo real estate investors and visitors have noticed for several years - "Costa Rica's most famous beach town is growing up." Tamarindo's laid back surf shops and eclectic beach
Costa Rica seeks to further diversify renewable energy sources
Many Costa Rica property investors and tourists are drawn to Costa Rica because of its green philosopy and eco-conscious perspective. Costa Rica is at the forefront in Central America for encouraging energy production from renewable energy sources, and the Costa Rica Electricity Institute (ICE) has just announced its intention to further diversify its renewables.
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.