Rica is located between Panama and Nicaragua. The “ticos”, a name Costa Ricans call themselves, are proud of the
fact that their country is considered the “Switzerland” of Central America.
This due to the country’s political stability and natural forested areas.
Costa Rican people speak a clear accentuated Spanish, which makes this country
ideal surroundings to learn Spanish, and a truly unforgettable experience close
Rica has a serene transparent air, where the colors of the mountains, trees and
flowers are always as brilliant as the first day of spring.
an agreeable climate year round, the average temperature in San José is 21ºC.
There are only 2 seasons in Costa Rica, the dry season and the wet season. The
dry season is from December through April and the rainy season is from May to
recommend light natural fabrics throughout the year. A jacket or sweater would
be useful for colder nights and for places with air conditioning. Shorts and a
bathing suit are acceptable on the beach. Otherwise more formal attire is
monetary unit is the Colón, which is also divided into 100 cents. Credit cards
are widely accepted in the majority of the tourist establishments and stores,
although they are not generally accepted in the small arts and crafts
establishments. In any case, we recommend carrying some US dollars in cash and
travelers checks in US dollars, since this is the easiest currency to exchange.
are fish and seafood, tropical fruits, black soup made with back beans and egg,
fruit juices and coffee.
traditional gastronomy of this country is the reflection of the cultural fusion,
which took place in Central America. Legumes accompanied by grilled meats and corn tortillas form
the base for the main dishes of the region.
painted miniature wagons are the most popular souvenir from Costa Rica. Other
popular items to take home are coffee cultivated in the mountains, craft items
made of tropical woods such as small boxes, plates, bowls, frames furniture,...
and ceramic replicas of pre-Columbian figures.
Costa Rica is
well connected to Internet through RASCA, the country’s telecommunications