Participants in the Pacific Teak Reforestation Project must know three crucial facts about Costa Rica. First: Costa Rica is a democratic republic with a stable government. Second: it is the most stable economy in Central America. Third: its physical climate and geography are perfectly suited to growing Teak – so much so that Teak grown in Costa Rica grows more rapidly and stronger than Teak grown in Southeast Asia.

Costa Rica’s largest trading partner is the United States followed by the European Union. As many as 35,000 American private citizens, mostly retirees, reside in the country. Each year, over 500,000 North American tourists, 150,000 Europeans, and 20,000 Asians visit Costa Rica annually. For more on Costa Rica, Pacific Teak has compiled this online tour:

CIA World Fact Book 2002
The World Bank Group Costa Rica
Costa Rican Investment Board
Costa Rica Tourism Board
Doing Business In Costa Rica
Costa Rica Wiki