Costa Rica is internationally known for its high degree of electrification (97.04%, 2005) and generation from renewable sources (which currently stands at 97.5%), which helps protect the environment and reduces in turn the country's dependence on oil for energy production.
Telecommunication services in Costa Rica have significantly developed during the last few years, a fact that has allowed multinational and local companies to enjoy a varied and advanced menu of telecommunication services, including dedicated services and broadband Internet.
Costa Rica occupies first place in ecological tourism in the world. Costa Rica represents 0.03% of the planet's surface and contains 6% of the world's biodiversity. 25% of the country's territory is protected as national parks or biological reservations. 34 national parks are distributed throughout the country.
Health Indicators Social security in Costa Rica is a subject of great importance in the history of the country. After the abolishing the army in 1949, resources that were used for the military were redirected towards education and health. This has allowed the country to boast the best health indicators of all Latin America, and comparable only to those of developed countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland, among others.