Costa Rica is situated in Central America. It is a very culture rich country. Costa Ricans love food and music. It has a tropical climate which also forms part of its exotic nature. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and everyone should visit it at least once. When you travel to Costa Rica, you should know the following:
Ticos and Ticas – Costa Rican women are called ticas and the men are called ticos.
Media naranja – Media naranja is what the men call their partners. It means ‘the other half of their orange’.
Machetes – Machetes can be seen everywhere as almost all of the men always have one on them. They are used to fix everything.
Volcanoes – Costa Rica has more than 121 volcanic formations. Seven of these volcanoes are active. The volcano Arenal is one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the world.
Biodeiversity – 10% of the world’s biodiversity can be found in Costa Rica despite the small landmass.
Marriage – When Costa Rican women get married they keep their maiden names. They never change their last names to their husband’s.
Country pride – At 7:00 every morning, all the radio stations in Costa Rica play the national anthem.
Wearing shorts – Despite the hot climate, wearing shorts was seen as disrespectful until recently. If you were in shorts, some buildings would not allow you to enter.
Ice cream – You will find interesting and weird flavored ice cream in Costa Rica. Flavors like goat cheese, sour cream, and peanut are just some of what you can expect.
Hummingbirds – The country hosts over 52 species of hummingbirds.
These are just some of the many interesting and beautiful things that you will find when you visit Costa Rica. It will be a trip you will never forget.