Costa Rica Facts – 95 Loving Facts About Costa Rica

Facts on Costa Rica

Costa Rica has more than 10% of the world’s butterflies and 90% of the butterfly species found in all of Central America.

Costa Rican government is democratic, every 4 years there is presidential election.

Luis Guillermo Solis if the first president of Costa Rica to obtain millions of votes during elections.

Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica, but large portions of populations speak English, Creole, Bribri, Maketelyu, and Mandarin Chinese as first language.

Paos Volcano has the second largest volcanic crater in the world.

Spanish colonist first established their permanent presence in 1563 in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica has a population of just over 5 million people.

76% of Costa Ricans are Catholic.

Every town in Costa Rica has a church, soccer field, and a pulperia (corner store).

Rice and beans is the stable diet of Costa Ricans. It is called as gallo pinto.