20 things you might not know about Costa Rica

1. Costa Ricans call themselves ticos (males) and ticas(females). The word “tico/a” comes from the way we Costa Ricans speak. We use a lot of diminutives… Which in Spanish are: momentico (A little while), Chiquitico (Really small), etc. 2. It’s not a big deal to see someone walking around with a machete. It’s common in the countryside, ticos use machetes for…

Ten things about Costa Rican’s lifestyle

Festivals, music, fireworks and parades Costa Ricans we are very used to have “fiestas” and there are several traditions that you can enjoy in your program coming from those traditions. From the town bands called “Cimarronas” to the big spanish originated “Mantudos” that are big puppet like masks. there are several activities we currently do…

Costa Rica Ranked 10th Safest Country in the World

Costa Rica is the 10th safest of the 107 countries that were studied in the just-released ValuePenguin report. Costa Rica earned high marks in the categories analyzed, which include data on crime, police, air quality and life expectancy. It is the 4th safest country in the “small” population category. You can view the full study and methodology here: http://www.valuepenguin.com/2015/07/safest-countries-world…