Economic assets

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

Our selection of properties

On the Gold Coast of Costa Rica, architect designed house for sale only a stone's throw from the marvelous Conchal beach…

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Luxury lots for sale in Costa Rica, beachfront or with unobstructed ocean view, in exclusive and luxury surroundings…

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Dotted with a lovely swimming pool, new home for sale in the vicinity of Hacienda Pinilla…

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Lovely new home for sale in privileged surroundings, very close to the gorgeous beaches of the Gold Coast!

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In the hills of Potrero, bright estate for sale with panoramic views on the sunniest Costa Rica’s coast…

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Opulent home for sale with amazing views of one of the most renowned golf courses in Costa Rica…

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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.