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Costa Rica History

Costa Rica – national flag After becoming independent from Spain in 1821, Costa Rica became part of the Central American Union in 1823, whose flag had stripes in the colors blue, white and blue. In the following decades, different flags were adopted, though all with the same colored stripes. At the dissolution of the union… Read More »

Shopping, Eating and Attractions in Costa Rica

Shopping and stores Most shops are open from 9:00 to 20:00, usually with a lunch break from 12:00 to 14:00. The most popular local souvenirs are all kinds of handicrafts: T-shirts, hammocks, bags, numerous figurines, as well as jewelry and products made from different types of wood and corals, wickerwork, dishes and vases. In addition,… Read More »

Costa Rica Trade Relations with the EU

Subchapters: Business Relationships FTAs ​​and Treaties Development Cooperation Prospective fields of study (MOP) Business relations Trade relations with the EU The importance of the EU as a trading partner of Costa Rica is increasing, especially in connection with the signing of the Association Agreement between the EU and Central America in 2012. The EU is… Read More »

How to Get to Costa Rica

Arrival Costa Rica Comparatively few people reach Costa Rica by sea (on fishing or diving tours or cruises). More visitors come by bus from neighboring countries. However, the majority of travelers reach the country by plane. Airplane: Costa Rica is easily accessible by air from other Central and Latin American countries as well as the… Read More »