Investing in Costa Rica

In only 0.03% of the world´s territory


lies a beautiful natural gem that sheaths


the essence for success

Discover the true nature of Costa Rica

We outpace Latin America when it comes to innovation, business sophistication and strong economic growth. Our GDP per capita PPP has grown 81% since 2000 to become one of the highest in Latin America. Plus, we invest money where it matters most.

Education7.1% GDPEDUCATION
HEALTHCARE10.9% GDPHEALTHCARE
peaceNO ARMYsince 1949
Biodiversity5% EARTH’sBiodiversity
innovation#1 innovationlatinamerica
Happy female worker

Happy people are the ultimate workers

With no army since 1949, we top the world’s best ranks as leaders in education, health, innovation and stability.

Ad Astra Rocket Company

Come and join the other big players

We offer the best business environment and conditions in the region, proven by more than 150 foreign companies.

Costa Rican landscape

A paradise filled with advantages

We posses a strategic location close to the USA, a solid utilities infrastructure and one of the best climates.

INCAE classroom

We never stop improving

We bulid our future on collaboration between the industry and the academia, fullfilling real needs swiftly.

Costa Rica has emerged as a leading location globally, outside of Europe, for MedTech investment, attracting 47 MedTech projects over a five-year period including 18 in 2012, and ranking 7th globally in terms of the number of manufacturing projects ahead of the Netherlands, Brazil and Mexico, between 2008 and 2012.

MEDTECH REPORT 2014
Oxford Intelligence

Costa Rica shines with an


impressive set of advantages

Top choice for establishing a global business services center in latin america

Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations, The Hackett Group, 2013.

1st high-tech exporter in latin america of industrial products

Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations, World Development Indicators 2014, World Bank

1st country fOr future fdi in central america & the caribbean

Financial Times: FDI Intelligence. 2013.

A sophisticated, progressive and
collaborative partner

In an innovative business world, Costa Rica is ready for the challenge of taking high tech industries and showing how a tradition of peace, education and overcoming are the perfect formula to make business.

These are just a few of the leading companies that have discovered
the benefits of Costa Rica’s unique essence:

  • Boston Scientific
  • Zollner
  • Dole
  • Language Line
  • ICU Medical
  • IBM
  • Bridgestone
  • P&G
  • bekaert
  • Intel
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Emerson
  • allergan
  • HP
  • Trade Station
  • Coopervision
  • Amazon

Over the decades we have perfected
the secret formula for success

Over 20 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 250 other multinationals are leveraging Costa Rica´s skills to boost growth and efficiency. Our numbers do all the talking.

Take a quick look at our awards:

#1 country of Latin America in the following
  • Educational System qualityWEF 2014-2015

  • Production process sophisticationWEF 2014-2015

  • InnovationWEF 2014-2015

  • Social progressSocial Progress imperative. Social progress index 2014

  • human capital indexThe human capital report 2013

  • toeic english tests performanceETS 2013

  • SafetyLatin Business Chronicle 2014

Be another exciting success story. We are
here to be your ideal investment guide

CINDE is a private, non-profit, non-political organization, responsible for the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Costa Rica.

Founded in 1982, we’ve helped hundreds of companies settle, and in the process, bring major benefits to the country.

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