Costa Rica
The Switzerland of Central America


The number of years since the army was abolished in Costa Rica.


The number of foreign visitors who visited Costa Rica last year.


The percentage of protected land in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Stories, Information, & Opinion

A Few Words About Costa Rica’s Murder Rate

One of the most frequent discussions on the expat social media groups in...

How To Be Vegetarian In Costa Rica

It's not easy being a vegetarian in Costa Rica. Here are my tips...

Costa Rica’s “Indefinite Strike” Gets Underway

A general strike starts today in Costa Rica as unions fight proposed measures...

Hotels With A Conscience: How La Mansion Inn, Costa Rica Is Sharing Its Success

Stereotypes of hotels as tourism titans, which dominate and drain the local community,...

My Family Picadillo De Papa Recipe

Picadillos are famous in Costa Rica as one of our most typical dishes....