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Amazing Facts About Costa Rica

Prabhakar Pillai Nov 23, 2020
Costa Rica is a charming Central American nation famed for its biodiversity. Test your knowledge about the country through a short quiz.
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Costa Rica has been among the happiest countries in the world, in the past few years, according to UN's World Happiness Report.
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Costa Ricans categorize themselves as 'Ticos'(males) and 'Ticas'(females).
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Costa Rica boasts of a staggering 52 species of hummingbirds.
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Over 99% of the nation's electricity comes from renewable energy sources.
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Here the sun rises and sets at the same time all days of the year owing to the country being close to the equator.
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The country holds the distinction of being the planet's 2nd largest exporter of bananas. Only Ecuador surpasses it.
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Earthquakes are a frequent occurrence here. Fortunately most of them are minor.
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Bahia Ballena a popular beach in Costa Rica is shaped like a whale's tail.
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The national slogan is 'Pura Vida' which translates to pure life.
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In this country, women retain their maiden name for life. This is contrary to the practice in most other nations.
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Believe it or not, here there is a lizard christened as 'Jesus Christ' lizard.
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Tourism is a major industry here with an estimated 3 million visitors annually.
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