No, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico are not the same. Costa Rica is a country located in Central America, while Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the Caribbean. Costa Rica gained independence from Spain in 1821, while Puerto Rico became a territory of the United States in 1898. Costa Rica is known for its biodiversity and eco-tourism, while Puerto Rico is known for its rich culture and history, as well as its beautiful beaches and resorts. While the two places have some similarities, they are distinct and separate countries or territories.