Economic assets

Costa Rica, a country open to international trade and enterprising in the economic area

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A 5-minute drive from Tamarindo, newer home for sale with beautiful swimming pool...

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Modern tropical-style hotel for sale in Tamarindo, within easy reach of the beach…

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Beautiful home for sale in Costa Rica along an exclusive golf course…

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Home for sale on Costa Rica’s Gold Coast with panoramic ocean views!

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Spacious villa for sale within one of the finest oceanfront golf communities in Costa Rica…

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In the heights of Flamingo, northwest Costa Rica, welcoming new home with beautiful ocean views!

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Economic assets

Accommodating for foreign companies and having moreover a highly qualified and flexible labor, Costa Rica set up a series of very attractive free zones, among others from a tax point of view...  For years many data processing, telecommunications and pharmaceutical companies have taken advantage of them.

Major companies like Total, Schneider Electric, Legrand or GDF SUEZ thus chose to settle in Costa Rica.

In addition to its ports installed on both Oceans, Costa Rica also opened itself to international exchanges relying on several airports allowing to reach North America within a few hours. Most companies propose indeed direct flights to Toronto, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, New York or Los Angeles to name only a few.

For Europe, it is hardly further thanks to the multiple companies that propose flights to the capital, San José, or to Liberia which is only a fifty-minute drive from the sunny beaches of Guanacaste, one of the most attractive regions for tourists but also for foreign residents.

To know more on the airline companies that link Costa Rica, discover our special page: "Travel to Costa Rica"

In parallel, for more than twenty years, Costa Rican authorities have put the priority on free trade by signing treaties with a multiplicity of countries, among which the United States (first business partner), Canada, Mexico, countries of Caricom (the Caribbean Community), Chile, Panama, Colombia, Peru, China or Singapore.

An association agreement was also signed in June 2012 between the Central American countries and the European Union.

 

Another major economic indicator is the GDP of the country that reached 58 billions USD in 2016 with 11,834 USD per capita, i.e. the second highest income per capita among the Central American countries. It is the sector of services that contributes the most to the GDP of Costa Rica with 69.2%, while the sector of industry and the sector of agriculture take part in it respectively for 25.2% and for 5.6%.

Finally, with a growth rate that reached 4.3% in 2016, there is no doubt that Costa Rica is one of the most attractive countries in the field of economy within the whole area.