From a humble beginning, Costa Rica has emerged as a Latin American success story. With a long running democracy and a stable economy based on agriculture, tourism, and the electronics industry, Costa Ricans enjoy a relatively high standard of living. Its progressive attitude toward conservation has protected much of Costa Rica’s wilderness areas. An amazing 26% of the country has been set aside in a series of national parks and nature preserves. Although Costa Rica covers a tiny .01% of the earth’s surface, it contains almost 6% of the planets biodiversity! There is more wildlife in Costa Rica than on most continents!

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