Costa Rican rising economy began with Costa Rica's first elected Chief of State, in 1824, President Juan Mora Fernandez. President Fernandez understood the importance of exportation to their economy. Under his administration, exporting coffee and other agricultural produce, brought growth to the country. Today, Costa Rica's economy derives from science and technology.
This change is due to recent administrations' push towards improving those sciences in schools. Already a strong school system, Costa Rica has a higher literacy rate than the United States. These alterations make the effectiveness of their schools keener and Costa Ricans more competitive in world markets.
Outsourcing is an offshoot of these changes. Companies in the United States and elsewhere are outsourcing to Costa Rica because of the strength of the government, education system, strong work ethic, and economical rates of workers and materials. In turn, outsourcing helps impel Costa Rican economy.
Real Estate opportunities are also driving the economy upward. Many people ready to invest, are choosing Costa Rica for their retirement and investment residences.
Ecotourism draws people from everywhere generating many businesses. Water sports abound, from superb snorkeling, fishing, scuba diving, to sunset sails. Its perfect climate makes enjoyment under the sun, ideal. Many national parks attract visitors, daily. Costa Rica is so unique, with rainforests, volcanoes, butterflies of numerous species, birds of every color and shape, and other distinctive and mysterious animals and nature.
With all of these industries and more increasing daily, Costa Rica is in position for true prosperity.