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What makes us essential?

Despite occupying only 0.03% of the Earth’s surface, Costa Rica is home to 6.5% of the world’s biodiversity. ?SINAC
99% of the energy in Costa Rica is produced from renewable sources. ?ICE
25% of the continetal territory and 30% of the marine territory is protected. ?SINAC
In 1948, Costa Rica became the first country in the world to abolish the army and invest those resources in health and education. ?UNESCO
In the 1980s, Costa Rica chose sustainability as a path for development and decided to increase the protection of forests, which resulted in an increased GDP.
Nicoya, Costa Rica, is home to one of the five Blue Zones of the world. Its residents are amongst the healthiest and more long-lived populations, thanks to their good physical and mental health, a healthy traditional diet, respect for the family, deep faith, constant mobility, and a purpose in life.
Primary education in Costa Rica was made free of charge and mandatory for all citizens in 1869.