Costa Rica is an ecologically-rich tropical paradise with a booming tourism industry and growing technology sector. While the people have long dealt with poverty, its stabilizing government is providing new opportunities.
Meanwhile, the evangelical Church has grown from just over 2% of the population in 1970 to 15% by 2010. Some have even estimated as much as one in four Costa Ricans may have received Christ. Still, much work remains to be done.
Life Expectancy: 78 Years
Religions: Roman Catholicism (70%), Evangelical Christianity (15%), Nonreligious (4%)
Languages: Spanish, English, Mekitelyu