Over the last five years, Costa Rica has been transformed in some small ways we now take for granted. Living here will never be the same again. This list is a tribute to change, innovation, and the men and women in Costa Rica who make it happen.
UPDATE: La Sele's flight is delayed by two hours and will arrive at 2:23 p.m., according to La Nación. Today Costa Rica welcomes its history-making World Cup squad back home, and the government has granted most public employees the afternoon off to join in the celebrations. Read all the details here.