Living in Costa Rica – Some Things to Consider
Costa Rica: the happiest country on earth
Diamante Eco Adventure Park is located in Playa Matapalo, Guanacaste. Only 30 minutes away from the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia and three hours and thirty minutes away from the capital city, San Jose. Diamante Adventure Park has been calling Costa Rica home for the last two years. So what makes Costa Rica the perfect home for us?
December 1st, 1948 the then President Jose Figueres announced the abolition of the army. Since then, Costa Rica does not have an army, navy, air force or any other kind of military power. The budget that was assign to the national army, moved to the education department; hence, making Costa Rica the country with the highest education index in Central America.
Costa Rica counts with both public and private schools. Universal public education is guaranteed in the constitution; primary education is obligatory, and both preschool and high school are free. So students who finish 11th grade receive a Costa Rican Bachillerato Diploma accredited by the Costa Rican Ministry of Education. Costa Rica counts with a 97% of literacy and English is widely spoken due that tourism is the main economic income.
Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity. It has 12 ecosystems raging from lowland tropical rainforests, cloud forests, paramo, mangrove forests, semi-deciduous mid-elevation forests, coral reefs and more. Of the 500,000 different species, more than 300,000 are classified as insects. Around 25% of the country’s land is under the status of National Park and protected areas, making it the largest protected area in the world.
In 1941 the Social Insurance Administration (Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social) was created, thus ensuring universal health care. Social health insurance is provided to wage-earning residents and citizens. Hence 82% of the Costa Rican population is under such coverage. Also, the health care system is always upgraded in both the private and public sectors.
Diamante Eco Adventure Park is lucky to call this paradise Home. As the happiest place in Costa Rica, we also have the happiest staff! For more information on how we create a unique Costa Rican adventure visit www.diamanteadventurepark.com or call us at +506 2105-5200 !