Costa Rica

Sand Origin

Golfo Dulce, Península Osa

Random Sand Fact

Can the fact that Costa Rica has a great variety of sand be a part of the country’s recurrent top ranking in the Happy Planet Index? Bet it is :-)

On its many beaches, you’ll find sand that varies from white to black, depending on its proximity to volcanoes or coral reefs. In the Happy Planet Index, countries score high when people live long and happy lives at low cost to the environment.

While challenges remain, Costa Rica’s government appears dedicated to preserving the environment, including its precious sands.

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