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Welcome to Peace Corps Costa Rica

This site was created to share Peace Corps experiences and resources with others. Peace Corps Volunteers have been working and living in Costa Rica since 1963. Since then, Peace Corps Volunteers have worked to address the specific needs of Costa Rica, its people and its resources.

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  • CAPITAL CITY – San Jose
  • LARGEST CITY – San Jose
  • AREA (KM2) – 51,100 km22
  • POPULATION – 4,726,575
  • GDP – $55.021 billion
  • CURRENCY – Costa Rican colón