Culture of Costa Rica
Experience “la Pura Vida” – (The pure life), in enchanting Costa Rica, from conversations with friendly locals to the vibrant and fascinating culture of its cities. This Latin American nation is frequently listed as one of the happiest countries in the world!
The culture of Costa Rica comes from a perfect blend of Indigenous, Colonial Spanish, Caribbean, and even Mandarin Chinese. Spanish is the most common language in the country, however other Creole and native languages are also spoken, given the diversity of its people. This diversity is present everywhere in the country, from the food to the entertainment. This cultural variation is a source of pride for the local Ticos (Costa Ricans), who are a happy, relaxed, and proud people willing to share their peaceful way of life with all who visit – a way of life that is represented in the dedication to public welfare. In 1949, Costa Rica disbanded the military in favor of public goods, and with the freed resources, the government was able to secure vast areas of the land to be protected, and to develop the country’s education. Thanks to this, Costa Rica has one of the highest literacy rates in the region today.
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Rural and urban Costa Rica
You might know of Costa Rica through its incredible ecological diversity. Just as stunning are the mile after mile of golden beaches, with the Caribbean on the one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Away from the shining seas and world class surfing, quaint, alpine-esque farmsteads dot the verdant countryside, giving way to high-altitude trekking trails and adventure sports amid lush green canopies. Your journey could be all about the great outdoors, for that is the culture of Costa Rica too.
At the larger urban centers, the culture of Costa Rica is in constant evolution. This is something you can experience in the October Mascaradas – a colourful and vibrant carnival celebrated throughout the country, where people party down the streets of Costa Rica in bright colourful masks. Dance and celebration are hallmarks of Costa Rican culture, and when you book your tour with us, you’ll be able to experience it at its best.
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