COSTA RICA, N.America's most progressive country
COSTA RICA by some measures is ascribed as perhaps N.America’s most progressive country. It has a lot to offer. Ranked as the “greenest” country on the planet 6% of its land mass is federally protected
( SINAC ). It possesses the greatest densities of species and 5% of the world’s Biodiversity. It has 25 national parks and 7 “reserves” and “refugees.”
Bordered by Nicaragua to the north and with Panama and Ecuador to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, it is a democratic country with less than 5 million people. It was discovered by the Italian navigator, Christopher Columbus, on his third and final voyage to the Americas in 1493-94. PURA VIDA, the phrase, is heard everywhere, suggesting a warm welcome to anyone who enter its borders. it suggests “the good life.”
The country’s main import is Tourism. It is the most visited country in Central America. In 2011, for example, 2.2 million visitors were recorded with 1.5 million visitors from the U.S. , a $2.2 billion value.
Easy access by air is one of the reasons for this growth as major international carriers criss-cross the country on a daily basis. The country’s newest jet port in Liberia, CR, for example, offers a convenient gateway for travelers to both the North and South coasts of the country. JetBlue, the airline of choice, now flies non-stop daily here with two additional flights to San Jose, the capital, from New York’s JFK and Ft.Lauderdale, Fl.
Costa Rica’s popularity is largely due to its tropical climate,abundant supply of finely crafted lodges,inns, and resorts, sun-soaked sandy beaches and clear,clean water, its full content of wildlife and fresh food supply. A large exporter of its world-famous coffee and produce
add to the picture. It’s worth the trip especially in high season, Dec.-to-April, and in low season, May-mid October, before the rainy season of mid-October -mid.December. Again, PURA VIDA.