Costa Rica has a literacy rate of 97%, the highest in Latin America.
Costa Rica has no military.
Our currency, the Colón, was named after Christopher Columbus.
According to the Happy Planet Index and the New Economics Foundation, Costa Rica ranks first in being the happiest and greenest country in the world since 2012.
Costa Rica has devoted 25% of its land to national parks and protected areas, ensuring excellent ecotourism and soft adventure options.
Costa Rica is the oldest democracy in Latin America.
Costa Rica is only a 2.5 hour flight to Miami and a 3 hour flight to Houston.
Monteverde is the region with the highest density of orchids on the planet.
Costa Rica is considered the number one country in Latin America for its life expectancy, social progress, and health-care system.
The national typical dish is known as Gallo Pinto, which is consumed by the whole country and is made up of rice, beans, and sometimes scrambled eggs.