Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Travel and Fun Facts About Costa Rica

  • Costa Rica is the most bio-diverse country in the world featuring 12 microclimates
  • ​Costa Rica only takes up .03% of the planet's surface, but contains 5% of its biodiversity
  • Over 25% of Costa Rican land is protected National Parks
  • There are over 130 species of fish, 220 species of reptiles, 1,000 species of butterflies, 9,000+ plants, 20,000+ species of spiders and 34,000+ species of insects
  • ​Costa Rica is called the happiest place on the planet
  • The average life expectancy in Costa Rica is 77 years old, one of the highest in the world
  • Costa Rica abolished its army in 1949, funneling most of the funds into the education system
  • Costa Rica claims a 96% literacy rate​
  • Costa Rica is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2014
  • Costa Ricans call themselves Ticos & Ticas
  • PURA VIDA is the national saying and means "pure life" and is a feel good expression often in response to someone asking how are you doing, or ¿cómo estás
  • ​When a woman is pregnant, they say she is "con luz" or with light​

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