Costa Rica is a Spanish-speaking country located in Central America. It has a population of 4,882,452 people as of 2014. San Jose is its capital city. The country is governed by a unitary presidential, constitutional republic, political system, headed by a President. It is hailed as a developing nation in Show more... terms of economy. The country is recognized as one of the greenest nations in the world because of its lush environment and strict environmental protection policies.