Official Country Name:Republic of Costa Rica
Religious Demographics:Christian ±94%, Evangelical ±14%, Ethnoreligious ±1%, Non-religious ±2%
Number of Evangelicals
A Nation Free to Go and Make Disciples
In 1502, Christopher Columbus first landed in Costa Rica, colonizing a rich and luscious land of hunter-gatherers as Spanish territory. He implemented Roman Catholicism and its traditions, and Costa Rica is still predominantly Catholic today.
After the Mexican War of Independence in the early 1800s, Costa Rica became Mexican territory before gaining full independence in 1821. Today, the country relies on eco-tourism and its technology industry.
The Lord has divinely set up the Costa Rican evangelical church to have great cultural similarities with the unreached Muslim world. As a religiously free nation, evangelicals may promote missions and has a generous church that has the means to support missions to the unreached. Though the nation has very little geographic access to the unreached, they are well positioned to cross that barrier and send cross-culturally to the unreached.
Costa Rica scores moderate in most of the Mobilization Index sub-indices. The evangelical church in Costa Rica is religiously free, culturally connected to the unreached, and growing at a rate higher than the annual average. We rank Costa Rica's mobilization potential as Moderate.