The Embassy of Costa Rica in Berlin
Address: Dessauer Str. 28-29 D-10963 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: 030 - 26 39 89 90
Fax: 030 - 26 55 72 10
Amb. Carlos Lizano Arce
Costa Rican-German bilateral relations are untroubled. They are focused primarily on trade and economic exchange, long-standing development collaboration, and cooperation on environmental issues and climate protection. Germany enjoys a positive image in Costa Rica, thanks in part to the country’s well-assimilated German community.
Germany is one of Costa Rica’s principal trading partners in the European Union, and Costa Rica is a popular holiday destination for Germans (around 70,000 German tourists visited the country in 2015).
On an education level the Costa Rican-German bilateral relations are also good. The German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) has a regional office in San José, which runs an Information Centre that conducts bilateral and regional programmes to promote the exchange of lecturers and students. There are special bilateral agreements on academic and student exchanges with Costa Rican institutions. There are also two Goethe Centers in San José.