Streets of San Jose in Transitarte

Costa Rica’s capital San José the next big tourist destination?

Costa Rica’s Tourism Board wants visitors to spend time not just at the country’s beaches and national parks, but in its capital city San José. The Tourism Board is launching a strategy that “aims to make San José a cultural and gastronomic attraction,” the board’s director of promotion, Ireth Rodríguez Villalobos, said Monday. The strategy is part of…

Costa Rican people in the past

History of Costa Rica

The history of Costa Rica, is quite interesting, and different. Costa Rica is one of the oldest democracies in the Americas. Since the civil war of 1948, the country has no standing army; in fact, the Constitution expressly forbids it. During the last 50 years Costa Rica has established a well-developed conservation system, not only…