The Republic of Costa Rica is located in Central America. It has a population of approximately 5 million inhabitants. The capital is San José. It is known for its highly educated workforce. In fact, the country spends roughly 6.9% of its budget on education, compared to a global average of 4,4%. It is an active member of the United Nations and the Organization of American States. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the United Nations University of Peace are based in this country.
Costa Rica has a diversified economy, including sectors such as finance, corporate services for foreign companies, pharmaceuticals and ecotourism. Many foreing manufacturing and services companies operate in Costa Rica’s Free Trade Zones where they benefit from investment and tax incentives.