Carbon Neutrality Goal for Costa Rica

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..

Medical Tourism

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..

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