12 Interesting Facts about Costa Rica

Costa Rica has been able to achieve a clean energy milestone by using 100% renewable energy for a record breaking 75 days in a row. To celebrate this we have found some interesting facts about the island of Costa Rica:

    • There are 801 miles of coastline in Costa Rica.
    • Costa Rica is subdivided into seven provinces; Heredia, Cartago, Limon, Alajuela, Guanacaste, San Jose and Puntarenas.
    • Though Costa Rica has its own currency (the Colon), but many stores list prices in US dollars.
    • There are over 121 volcanic formations in Costa Rica, and seven of them are active.
    • Irazu is the tallest volcano in Costa Rica at 11,259 feet.
    • There are 52 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica, making Costa Rica a true hummingbird capital.
    • If you don’t like bugs be wary when you read this! – There are about 750,000 species of insects that living in Costa Rica, including about 20,000 different types of spiders!

  • Costa Rica is home to 4.1 million people. The capital, San Jose, has approximately 2 million people. The life expectancy is 77 years, one of the highest in the world.
  • More than 25% of Costa Rican lands are protected national parks and refuges.
  • The average a person makes a year is £4,000 a year.
  • It is common in Costa Rica to buy wine in little paper boxes.
  • Costa Rica’s official language is Spanish but their second language is English.


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