Costa Rica’s government has been working to promote the country as a prime ecotourism destination.
It has more than 850 species of birds, 1,400 species of trees, 9,000 flowering plants, at least 4,500 different types of moths, and many other exotic forms of wildlife.
Almost one-third of the country’s land is protected by the government.
Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica is internationally renowned among ecologists for its biodiversity.
Costa Rica became militarily neutral when it abolished its army permanently in 1949.
El Salvador is the only Central American country that does not have a Caribbean coastline.