Leading the world in carbon neutrality, Costa Rica runs on 100% renewable clean energy for an average of 300 days per year.
To celebrate this we have found these 16 interesting facts about the beautiful island of Costa Rica:
- Costa Rica is a rugged, rainforested Central American country.
- It boasts 801 miles of stunning coastline along the Pacific and Caribbean.
- Costa Rica is subdivided into seven provinces; Heredia, Cartago, Limon, Alajuela, Guanacaste, San Jose and Puntarenas.
Flag of Costa Rica
- It borders with Nicaragua to the North and Panama to the South.
- Although Costa Rica has its own currency (the Colon), many stores list prices in US dollars.
- There are over 121 volcanic formations in Costa Rica, and seven of them are active.
- Irazu is the tallest volcano in Costa Rica at 11,259 feet.
- There’s an incredible 52 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica, making Costa Rica a true hummingbird capital
- If you don’t like bugs be wary when you read this! – There are about 750,000 species of insects that living in Costa Rica, including about 20,000 different types of spiders!
Hummingbird, Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica
- Costa Rica is home to 4.999 million people (2018). The capital, San Jose, is home 339,581 people.
- The average life expectancy is a sunny 79.91 years, one of the highest in the world! (2017).
- More than 25% of Costa Rican land is protected national parks and refuges.
- The average income in Costa Rica is $750 USD a month.
- It’s common in Costa Rica to buy wine in little paper boxes.
- Costa Rica’s official language is Spanish but their second language is English.
- Want to call your friends in Costa Rica? You’ll need to use the international dialling code +506.
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