Costa Rica is aiming to become the first carbon neutral nation by 2021, a pronouncement made by ex-President Arias in 2009. With 52% of the land forested and ambitious plans by the government to reduce CO2 emissions, land owners and farmers are being given incentives to plant more trees on cattle and coffee farms..more
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Costa Rica is becoming increasingly popular as a destination for medical tourism. Offering safe, dependable, and technologically-advanced medical services at rates that are very affordable, many North Americans are coming to indulge in cosmetic and dental surgery. For example, a non-precious metal crown in Costa Rica will cost about US$300-$400, while the same procedure in the United States will go for about US$600-$900..more
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