- Temas en Costa Rica
Costa RicaSince abolishing its armed forces in 1949, Costa Rica has become one of the most peaceful and prosperous countries in Central America, redirecting funds from the military to infrastructure, education, healthcare and preservation of the country’s astounding natural heritage. The lush tropical forests, verdant cloud forests, active volcanoes and pristine beaches of this diminutive country are home to a wider array of biodiversity than North America and Europe combined, from sloths and howler monkeys to the dazzling colours of bird and insect life. It is no surprise that it is the continent’s eco- and adventure tourism capital, with white water rafting, canopy zip-line tours, and plenty more outdoor activities to take part in. More endearing, though, is the laid-back and love-filled approach to life of the Costa Rican people, or ‘Ticos’, summarized in their common greeting and life philosophy: ‘pura vida’.