EXPLORE COSTA RICA
#1 STUDY ABROAD DESTINATION IN LATIN AMERICA
experience this tropical paradise yourself while studying with GLP.
Costa Rica is home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity. 850 birds, 205 mammals, 160 amphibians, 220 reptiles, +35,000 insects, 10,000+ trees and plants
More than an expression of happiness, optimism, and simple living, "Pura Vida" is rooted to our culture. Costa Rica is the #1 Happiest Country in the World (2021 Happy Planet Index)
The leading industry in Costa Rica is tourism, which includes: ecotourism, gastronomy, education (study abroad), medical, and adventure, among others
Here you find a blend of indigeneous traditions with Spanish influence, combined with Afro-Costarricans of Jamaican heritage, Asian populations, and immigrants from all over the world
Over 25% of its land is protected.
Costa Rica has two coasts (Pacific and Caribbean),
5 Active Volcanoes, 32 National Parks,
51 Wildlife Refuges, and 12 Distinct Ecosystems
Costa Rica has been recognized worldwide for its contributions and commitment to sustainability.
-2019 UN Champions of the Earth Award Winners
-2021 Earthshot Prize Winners
Annual average temperatures range from 70-80°F (21-27°C) We have two seasons: "Summer" (Dry) and Green Season. There is great weather year round
Recognized as a safe and secure country
(most peaceful country in Central America)
With a stable, long-standing democracy,
and no army since 1948