Costa Rica’s economy is based mainly on tourism, which constitutes 68% of its income, while 32% comes from agriculture (bananas, coffee, pineapple and medical equipment).
Most exports out of more than $8 billion U.S.D yearly in recent years come from microchips and medical equipment; beating agricultural exports in defiance of historical records. In 2009, tourism took a fall due to recession but has kept its stance and is steadily growing to keep the country together. Costa Rica’s economy relies on geographical advantages: its location in the middle of Central America provides easy access to both north and south American markets, as well as European and Asian. In addition to this, a well educated population and fertile land are undeniable assets.