The flag of Costa Rica features five horizontal stripes of equal size. The outermost stripes, at the top and bottom, are blue, while the inner stripes are white. In the center of the flag, there is a national coat of arms. The coat of arms features three volcanoes, representing the country’s three mountain ranges, and a rising sun, representing the country’s hope for a bright future. There are also two ships on the ocean, representing the country’s history as a maritime nation, and a small strip of land with a coffee plant and bananas, representing the country’s agricultural wealth. At the top of the coat of arms, there is a ribbon with the country’s name, “Costa Rica.” The blue and white colors of the flag represent the sky, opportunities, idealism, and peace.