Economy

How to Start Your Own Business in Costa Rica

Costa Rica's commitment to economic growth and social development has boosted its praise for diversification, the creation of strong sectors like advanced manufacturing. Today, our country's exports have diversified into thousands of different products that go worldwide, are highly...

Living The Expat Dream in Costa Rica: How to Budget for Unexpected Expenses

Attached to every good thing in life, is some sort of cost. When it comes to leaving the hustle and bustle of your first-world Northern life to relax and unwind in a laid back tropical paradise, the aforementioned adage...

Banana Cultivation: Deeply Rooted In the Culture of Costa Rica

The bananas of Costa Rica are along with coffee and cocoa the most important agricultural products for export, generating a significant impact on the economy, the culture and our national identity. Currently, Costa Rica exports...

Costa Rican Fishing Industry, Exporting the Richness from Our Waters

The Costa Rican fishing industry is identified as a set of activities that contribute in a very important way to the so-called generation of high-quality animal protein, of great importance for human consumption in the country, which is also...

Did You Know that All the Major League Baseballs are Produced in Costa Rica?! Here’s More on That.

  If you thought that soccer was the only sport played and keenly followed in Costa Rica, you are mistaken. The country also follows baseball (though not as ardently as soccer), and is also home...

Insulation is Key with High Electricity Cost in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the country with the most expensive energy in Central America. This immediately registers as dire news, but for proactive Costa Ricans, this is a call to action. As in any nation, a high electricity cost...

Agricultural Costa Rica

Costa Rica's economic structure is based mainly on tourism, agriculture and the export of electronic equipment and services. The country's name comes from the relative prosperity acquired over time with the cultivation of coffee and bananas. The United Fruit Company,...

Cultivation of Coffee in Costa Rica: A National Treasure

Coffee from Costa Rica was, almost from the birth of the country as an independent nation, the basis of its economy and its main engine of development. The cultivation of coffee from the mid-nineteenth century had different social and...

Investing in SIP? Here are 5 common myths related SIPs Busted

When newbie investors embark his/her respective investment journeys, they have mixed feelings. They are inexperienced in the world of investment, as a result, they are confused about most of the investment related tips and tricks. This is the time...

From Costa Rica With Love: A Woman Who Thrived With A Business Loan

There are thousands of women who have become entrepreneurs and started successful businesses. It does not matter their education, wealth, or whether they are a mom, wife, or child. These women find a way and end up being incredibly...
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The Costa Rican Health System Aims To Be One of the Best in the World

A report was recently presented at the 57th session of the Directing Council of the Pan American...
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The Climate Change Crisis Viewed From a Costa Rican Perspective

In The Costa Rica News (TCRN), we have been constantly making known everything that happens in Costa Rica from a positive perspective,...

Costa Rican Students Propose to Treat Bacteria that Cause Diarrhea at IGEM 2019

A 9-team of young university students will represent Costa Rica at the “International Genetically-Engineered Machine” (IGEM), the most important synthetic biology competition...

Women in Struggle for Free-Fumigation Seeds

In Costa Rica, rural and indigenous women are threatened by the dispossession of one of the most precious assets: the seeds. This...

Fingerprint and Facial Recognition Will Be the New ‘ID Cards’ of Costa Ricans

The surveillance camera recorded a criminal while committing his misdeeds in the mall. But it was not just any recording.
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