Costa Rica:


The Place. The People. The Opportunities.

Costa Rica is a worldclass location for high-technology multinational companies in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Services, Clean Technologies, and more (regional distribution centers, infrastructure projects, tourism). Over 250 global companies are already taking advantage of the benefits that Costa Rica offers.

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Talented people in the ideal location, that’s what successful and visionary companies look for when they invest.That’s why they are here.

Costa Rica’s value proposition

  • Proven Track Record
  • Qualified Work Force
  • Strategic Location
  • Quality Infrastructure
  • Excellent Business Climate
  • Quality of Life
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Investment Sectors

Costa Rica has positioned as one of the best destinations for companies that belong to the high technology sectors and are looking for efficiency, reason why CINDE focuses on investment sectors that have shown a sustained growth and that can fully benefit from Costa Rica’s advantages:

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Service Providers Directory- Costa Rica

All service providers included in this Directory have fulfilled the eligibility and competence requirements established by CINDE. Any contractual relation established between a client and any of the service providers within this Directory, is the responsibility of both parties and not CINDE’s. Therefore, CINDE accepts no liability nor does it give any guarantee on the matter.

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Welcome to our Business and Leisure Costa Rica section! Recently launched in August 2012, this directory offers detailed information regarding a variety of services that our commercial partners in the tourism and gastronomic sectors offer. Foreign visitors will find this information useful when planning their next trip to Costa Rica, whether it be for business or leisure. Executives of companies already established in the country will find the information just as useful when organizing meetings, luncheons, dinners, visits, or any other activity, ensuring quality and service. All of our commercial partners have experience in their fields and deliver the highest standards of service. Be sure to visit our page frequently for new business and leisure opportunities!

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In the last decade Costa Rica has experienced unprecedented growth in its Service exports and is regarded as one of the leading countries in the region within the global outsourcing industry. Costa Rica’s proven track record, it’s highly specialized human capital, the exponential growth of leading companies in the services sector, and the establishment of new companies investing in the country continue to consolidate Costa Rica´s positioning as a prime nearshore location for outsourced service operations. Among the areas Costa Rica has specialized in: contact center, shared services, engineering & design, information technology, software development and entertainment & media.

To learn more about the type of outsourcing service providers operating in Costa Rica and to view our vendor directory please click on "read more".

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In this section you will find a list of all documents with information regarding the main aspects of Costa Rica´s business climate that you should consider and that are attached to our web site.

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The Life Sciences Forum 2014 is Approaching!

April 7th-9th, 2014

The second edition of the Life Sciences Forum is getting closer; the most unique and specialized event for the Life Sciences Industry in the region. The 2014 forum will bring together high level representatives from manufacturing companies, suppliers, key service providers, consulting firms and other industry stakeholders, making this event the most effective vehicle to network, learn, discuss and visit already established medical device companies in our country.

The first edition of this specialized and unique event was a complete success. Once again it demonstrated Costa Rica´s solid positioning as one of the leading countries in the region to foster high technology and innovation companies. The forum brought together more than 400 leading company representatives of the medical industry, providers and international experts all gathering from different corners of the world. We had representation from the United States, Puerto Rico, Italy and Latin America. Moreover, the event included 34 different national and foreign companies showcasing their products for a target audience in the industry. Click here for a glance at last year´s participating companies.

The agenda for this year will resemble that of last year´s edition, which included renowned international speakers: Dr. David Albert , Founder and General Director of Alivecor; Matt Szuhaj, Director of Deloitte Consulting LLP; Sheila Hemeon-Heyer – President of Heyer Regulatory Solutions;Scott Nelson, founder of ; Art Erdman, Director of Medical Devices Center at the University of Minnesota; Gary Gereffi, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center of Globalization, Governance, & Competitiveness at Duke University; and Charles Sidebottom, Director of Corporate Standards, Medtronic. In addition to the eight plant tours to multinational medical device manufacturers available to participants.

The Life Sciences Forum 2014, is the perfect hub for business encounters to discuss the latest trend and establish commercial partnerships, offering the perfect opportunity to develop new business ventures and foster existing ones.


Keep updated on the 2nd Edition of the Life Science Forum 2014!

In the following links you will be able to download some of the presentations from our speakers at the event:

Manufacturing in Costa Rica

Developing an Environment for High Technology Innovation in Costa Rica

Global Devices Market Analysis, Trends and Forecast

The Future of the Global Orthopaedic Industry

Transforming HealthCare with Technology

Virtual Humans, Virtual Worlds, Interactive Media

The Next Five Years in the Global Cardiovascular Device Market



For further information please visit the event´s official website:


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