Nov 26, 2012
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,...
Nov 23, 2012
A recently released report offers another great reason to invest in Costa Rica real estate.
Costa Rica has overtaken Chile as the country with the highest level of “democratic development” in Latin America, according to the 2012 Latin American Democratic Development Index by the Argentinean consulting company Polilat and the Konrad Adenauer...
Nov 22, 2012
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...
Oct 28, 2012
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.
Canadian low-fare air carrier WestJet Airlines announced Sunday that it will launch non-stop seasonal flights from Toronto to the Daniel Oduber...
Oct 06, 2012
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.
The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) reported that 2.1...
Sep 26, 2012
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 golf courses...
Aug 17, 2012
China gives Costa Rica $25 million for police academy, 4,800 computers for schools and teachers, and another $8 million for the Costa Rican government to use at its discretion.
At 5 p.m. in Beijing on Thursday, August 16, 2012, Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla shook hands and posed for photos with China's leader Hu Jintao. Afterwards,...
Jul 10, 2012
Costa Rica made the number one spot for another year on the Happy Planet Index, beating out the United States and Western European Nations for the title of the planet's most content. This is the second time that Costa Rica has earned the top ranking on the Happy Planet Index, published by the New Economics Foundation, a...
Jun 22, 2012
According to Ernst & Young Study, Costa Rica Ranks 19 in the Top 20 Emerging Economies
Costa Rica is more than just exotic wildlife, spectacular beaches, great climate, exciting eco-adventures, and tropical rainforests. For serious investors around the world, Costa Rica is also a great location for...
Jun 19, 2012
Canada–Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement to be Updated
The first Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (CCRFTA) went into effect on November 1, 2002. The stated objectives of the Free Trade Agreement were primarily to:
Create economic development
Establish free trade
Elimate trade barriers...
May 30, 2012
Trip Advisor's recently released Eco-Friendly Travel Survey awards pristine Costa Rica as the world's most popular eco-destination. Costa Rica has been on the forefront of the ecotourism trend, establishing a Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program in 1999, an internationally-recognized certification program that grades the...
Mar 22, 2012
New air routes will be opened in 2012.
Direct investment in hotels is estimated at US$ 325 million.
Construction of a National Convention Center will start in 2012.
With a 4.6% growth in tourism in 2011, Costa Rica began to take steps towards the recovery of one of the sectors of national economy that was affected the...
Mar 06, 2012
New Delhi: Even as BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries gather clout in the world economy, smaller countries seem to be gravitating towards it.
Ahead of the forthcoming BRIC summit in New Delhi later this month, a trade and investment mission of around 30 Costa Rican entrepreneurs will be visiting India. The aim: Strengthen trade and...
Feb 20, 2012
Supermodels and Superbowl Quarterbacks Love Costa Rica
Tom Brady may not have won the Super Bowl, but he did get a trip to Costa Rica with wife Gisele Bündchen.
The supermodel brought her quarterback husband and son Benjamin to her Santa Teresa home last weekend, according to x17online.com.
Following the Patriots' loss at the...
Feb 02, 2012
The fabulous new $41 million dollar Liberia International Airport (LIR) expansion opened on January 12, 2012. Now passengers from around the world enjoy even better access to our spectacular Gold Coast properties, which are all located just 15 minutes - 1 hour from Liberia Airport
The expansion is well-timed, since the number of...
Dec 13, 2011
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their brood are planning for some peace, fun in the sun and Pura Vida living in Costa Rica.
The famous couple is buying a home in Costa Rica as first reported by entertainment gossip site Showbiz.com.
The Pitt-Jolie’s will be traveling to Costa Rica for the holidays as well. Apparently Pitt believes that Costa...
Dec 10, 2011
Costa Rican chief offers 'green' energy expertise
Dec 10, 2011
The Japan Times Online
Visiting Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla said Friday that her country is prepared to assist Japan's efforts to diversify its energy policy by developing renewable energies and cutting its dependence on nuclear power.