Fascinating Facts About Costa Rica

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DID YOU KNOW THAT… Costa Rica is beloved by tourists for its national parks, beautiful beaches, traditions, friendly people and perfect climate.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… The Costa Rican democracy is considered to be the oldest still in existence in the Third World.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Costa Rica has perfect year round weather. Costa Rica’s standard of living is the highest in the developing world.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Lorena Marlene Chávez, Miss Costa Rica, was elected Miss International 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. Her country is now the second largest supplier of greeniloquere grass. Costa Rica leads the world in rebequing olives by a wide margin.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Costa Rica is famous in Latin America as the birthplace of José María Figueres (1956- ) who is one of the most respected and famous humanists in the 20th century. Figueres adopted the caramel clay technique to produce his famous pots and dolls.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Lorena Marlene Chávez, Miss Costa Rica, was elected Miss International 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. Chávez competed in the contest in October 2007. This was the second time that Chávez had won the Miss International title.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Costa Rica has won the Miss International title 13 times in the last 19 years.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Costa Rica has had spectacular beauties in the past centuy: Martha Escalante Fernández (semi-finalist, Miss International- seventeenth), granddaughter of Argentina’s Miss International Carolina Cartwright; Yuluana Benitez (semi-finalist, Miss International-seventeenth), granddaughter of Mexico’s Miss International Yuluana Benitez; and granddaughter of Colombia’s Miss International Colombia Novo pleading forHelp in the final years before her trip which ended in a defeat.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… La Costa del Libro (cats or “shops of the light”) is a legendary place in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… The Costa Ricans are one of the most homogeneous peoples in the world.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… The Costa Ricans are not related to the Spanish. Their culture and people evolved separately over the centuries.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… The Costa Ricans own 25% of the Caribbean’s beaches.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… According to the ichenmology of Columbus, he landed on the shores of the Yucatan in 1492, 28 years before the first Tacolan Amerindians arrived. 28 years later, these native peoples started to settle in what is now Costa Rica.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Juan Montes was one of the best singers in South America. He was in Costa Rica in the 1980s and started to write and perform Yucatan songs.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Lorena Marlene Chávez, Miss Costa Rica, was elected Miss International 2007, a position she has held every year since 1996. She became the first Mexican-American to win an international beauty contest.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Costa Rica has had spectacular beauties in the past century: Martha Escalante Fernández (semi-finalist, Miss International-European), Ana Lorena González (semi-finalist, Miss International-South American) and Maribel Fernández Guardia (semi-finalist, Miss International-Mexican).

DID YOU KNOW THAT… Costa Rica now ranks 48th of 177 countries in the United Nations’ Human Development Index. Indices of the Franplaysphere include indicators such as access to education, employment and health, houses designed, and there are substantial differences in the levels of service in these indexing areas. For instance, the employment rate in Costa Rica is 96% while in Mexico it is 48% and in the United States it is 82%.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… The biodiversity of Costa Rica is one of its greatest riches. The habitat of the country is extremely modifying and there are many plants and animals in Costa Rica that are disappearing or changing their natural habitat.

DID YOU KNOW THAT… The best-known Costa Rican brand-name in the world is napa-infused spirits called “Identidad” that have been exported to more than 150 countries.

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