Rica is a Central American success story: since the late 19th century,
only two brief periods of violence have marred its democratic
development. Although still a largely agricultural country, it has
expanded its economy to include strong technology and tourism sectors.
The standard of living is relatively high. Land ownership is widespread
Costa Rica's basically
stable economy depends on tourism, agriculture, and electronics
exports. Poverty has been substantially reduced over the past 15 years,
and a strong social safety net has been put into place. Foreign
investors remain attracted by the country's political stability and
high education levels, and tourism continues to bring in foreign
exchange. However, traditional export sectors have not kept pace. Low
coffee prices and an overabundance of bananas have hurt the
agricultural sector. The government continues to grapple with its large
deficit and massive internal debt and with the need to modernize the
state-owned electricity and telecommunications sector
Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Mar 19 - Feast of San Jose (San Jose© only)
Mar 24-27* - Easter
Apr 11 - Anniversary of the Battle of Rivas(not banks)
May 1 - Labour Day
May 26* - Corpus Christi
Jun 29 - Saint Peter and Saint Paul
Jul 25 - Guanacaste Annexation
Aug 2 - Virgin of Los Angeles, Feast of Patroness of Costa Rica
Aug 15 - Mothers' Day and Assumption
Sep 15 - Independence Day
Oct 12 - Dia de la Raza (Columbus Day)
Dec 8 - Immaculate Conception
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve
Dec 25 - Christmas Day
Dec 31 - New Year's Eve
These festivals' dates (*) given above are approximations which are
subject to change every new year. Besides, most businesses close for
the whole of Holy Week and between Christmas and New Year.
Country Code: 506
Outgoing International Code: 00
Investing and doing business in Costa Rica
Information about doing business in Costa Rica.
Find business partners in Costa Rica
US Commercial Services Programs to help US companies to find business partners in Costa Rica.
Business Incentive Programs in Costa Rica
This website provides a listing of main incentives for companies establishing operations in Costa Rica.
CIA - The World Factbook - Costa Rica
website indicates a wide range of detail information about Costa Rica
by introducing under 8 different fields as its geography, people,
government, economy, communications, transportation, military,
About Costa Rica
is available to find out Costa Rica general outlook on the issues of
its social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation,
government, duty free, health and so forth.
OPIC Links - Investor's Information Gateway for Costa Rica
is available country database information links which are efficient for
the new investors planned to do business in Costa Rica including the
contact lists of the institutions, organization related to Costa Rican
Business Organizations in Costa Rica
is offered the contact addresses and websites of the business
organizations in Costa Rica that facilitates to take the right
decisions while doing business in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Government Offices,Ministries, Embassies
is the official website of Costa Rica especially available for getting
detail information about how to access into0 the business environment.