List of companies of Costa Rica

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Location of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island. It has a population of around 4.5 million, of whom nearly a quarter live in the metropolitan area of the capital and largest city, San José.

Pharmaceuticals, financial outsourcing, software development, and ecotourism have become the prime industries in Costa Rica's economy. High levels of education among its residents make the country an attractive investing location. Since 1999, tourism earns more foreign exchange than the combined exports of the country's three main cash crops: bananas, pineapples and coffee.[1] Coffee production has played a key role in Costa Rica's history and economy, and by 2006, was the third cash crop export.[1]

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Abangares Mining Company Basic materials Basic resources Abangares 1884[2] Gold mining, defunct
Aeropostal Alas de Centroamerica Consumer services Travel & leisure San José 2003 Airline, defunct
Avianca Costa Rica Consumer services Travel & leisure San José 1945 Part of Avianca (Colombia)
Betcris Consumer services Travel & leisure San José 1985 Gambling
Café Britt Consumer services Retail Heredia 1985 Coffee
Cerveceria Costa Rica Consumer goods Food & beverage Heredia 1908 Brewery
Deportivo Saprissa Consumer services Travel & leisure San José 1935 Soccer club
Dos Pinos Consumer goods Food & beverage Alajuela Province 1947 Dairy products
Florida Ice and Farm Company Consumer goods Food & beverage Heredia 1908 Brewery, food processor
ICE Utilities Electricity San José 1949 Electrical monopoly
Nature Air Consumer services Travel & leisure San José 1990 Airline
Paradise Air Consumer services Travel & leisure San José 2000 Charter airline, defunct 2013
Realtime Gaming Consumer services Travel & leisure Heredia 1998 Gambling
Rostipollos Consumer services Retail San José 1983 Restaurant
Sansa Airlines Consumer services Travel & leisure San José 1978 Airline
Ticos Air Consumer services Travel & leisure Santa Ana 2012 Airline
Ujarrás Consumer goods Food & beverage San José 1962 food
Wagerweb Consumer services Travel & leisure San José 1994 Gambling

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Departamento de Estadísticas ICT (2006). "Anuário Estadísticas de Demanda 2006" (PDF) (in Spanish). Intituto Costarricense de Turismo. Retrieved 2008-07-29.  Table 44 and 45
  2. ^ Aviva Chomsky; Aldo Lauria-Santiago (1998). Identity and Struggle at the Margins of the Nation-state: The Laboring Peoples of Central America and the Hispanic Caribbean. Duke University Press. pp. 171–. ISBN 0-8223-2218-8.