Costa Rica is Pura Verde

Pura Verde means “Pure Green.” Welcome to Costa Rica, a world leader in progressive thinking about the environment and social issues. One of few countries without an army, our last president was also a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and put the country on track to become the world first “carbon neutral” country. Costa Rica is one of the few countries that is gaining more forest than losing. Costa Rica is proving that being green pays – creating jobs and improving life. Democracy here means more than just voting at the ballot box. Every time you spend money, you vote for the type of world you want to live in. So vote with your dollars by supporting companies and individuals that engage in sustainable and ethical business practices. is dedicated to helping you make good choices by providing a list of everyone in Costa Rica who is working towards our goals of peace and sustainability.