About Costa Rica

Pura Vida

‘Pura Vida’ (literally ‘Pure Life’) is a costarican catch phrase used pretty much by everyone in here. It is mainly used when saying hello, good bye or thank you al though it’s meaning is much bigger.

Pura vida has a whole background philosophy of living that implies satisfying and exceeding our expectations both in our jobs as well as our personal lifes.

We carry out this responsability with great joy, and guarantee that your project will really be ‘Pura Vida!’ if done by Oktara.

Costarican Facts

In Costa Rica we take developing ourselves seriously. Proof of this are our national indexes in subjects like education, health, labour law, and others.

We are proud of the way we have been growing in competitiveness and are working to continue improving every day.

Why Costa Rica

Costa Rica offers a great variety of natural landscapes, from the caribbean and pacific beaches and it’s waves to the most of coldy and wild mountains of Chirripó.

Costa Rica also has been one of the most politically stable countries in latin america which has provided a solid ground for it’s inhabitants to develop and grow professionally in a very competitive world.

Costa Rica - Pura Vida

Pura vida is typical costarican’s saying which literally means “Pure Life”. We live and work under this philosophy, which helps us maintain a relaxed working environment without losing focus on what is really important: deliver top quality products and services, or “pura vida” products.

Scholarity Index

Costa Rica has a public education system which is regulated by the government itself, this has helped the population achieve a 96.3% of literacy within adults.
Additionally, three of the most important and big universities in the country are also part of the public education program and recognized as few of the most important universities in latin america (Universidad de Costa Rica being the best ranked college in the country and within the top overall options in Latin America).

Technology companies contribution to Costa Rica's economy

An incredible 3.6% of the total income generated in Costa Rica’s GDP is associated with technology manufactoring and companies  selling services related to technologies of information and communication. While 40% of the total exportations are from technology products and services.
Additionally, 33% of the GDP is generated from small and medium companies like Oktara.

Networked Readiness Index

The NRI measures the propensity a country has to exploit the opportunities offered by Information and Communications Technologies. Costa Rica is ranked 49 in 2015, with a 4.4 score and having a consistent growth every year for the past few years.

Tourism in Costa Rica

It’s only natural that having so many  beautiful landscapes and scenarios tourism is one of the most important economic activities in the country. It generates around 4.6% of the total Gross Domestic Product every year.

When visiting Costa Rica you can choose from a wide variety of experiences. From the pacific and caribbean beaches, to the most extreme of mountains (being our tallest the Cerro Chirripó at 3820 meters), passing through many different kinds of forests, volcanoes, waterfalls, islands and many more.

Agricultural paradise

We have a really fertile and solid ground for agricultural activities. World wide we are recognized for our coffee and pineapples, but also harvest and export banano, plantain, sugar, rice, potatoes, and many others.
Agricultural activities provide an estimate of 6.7% every year to the total GDP generated.

Recent Success in Brazil's Soccer World Cup

Soccer is a HUGE deal in Costa Rica, it always has been. Like in most other abilities that we work hard on, we are starting to proof ourselves worthy competitors for anyone else in the world.

In case you don’t know, Costa Rica got the first place seed of it’s group in the first round after defeating Uruguay (3-1), Italy (1-0) and a tie against England (0-0). We also beat Greece at the 16 knockout round in penalty shoots after an intense tie (1-1) and finally got beaten by Netherlands in the 8-round finals after another tied match (0-0).

All data is based on studies from UNICEF, MEIC (Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Comercio – Economy, Industry and Commerce Ministry) and INEC (National Statistics and Census Institute)