Costa Rica is a multilingual, multiethnic and multicultural democratic republic located in Central America. Consistently been among the top Latin American countries in the Human Development Index, it has no armed forces, has the oldest democracy in the Americas, known for its touristic activities, tropical weather and friendly people.
But Costa Rica goes beyond that, it is also an important international provider of innovative and high value added information and communication technology products and services; a center of convergence with local and international linkages in an ecologically friendly, democratic, and safe environment.
Costa Rica is the ideal country for a Nearshore development facility given the caliber of resources available. These key resources include language and cultural compatibility, time zone, quality consciousness, availability of infrastructure, political stability and cost. Not only is it located within a 3 hour flight from the United States, it’s also located on the Central Time Zone (GMT – 6), which allows better interaction with companies in the United States.
The country is also a member of the World Trade Organization, the Central America Common Market and signed the Dominican Republic – Central America Free Trade Agreement, which guarantees bilateral access to both markets for many products and services.