Halloween is not the most popular festivity in Costa Rica, in fact a high number of people wouldn’t celebrate it. For decades this celebration has been considered by many as something unrelated to the Costa Rican culture, however new generations of “Ticos” are trying to reintroduce the festivity and year after year the influence seems to increase considerably. Young Costa Ricans use Halloween as the perfect excuse for partying.
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Costa Ricans are known to be friendly, polite and helpful with visitors and that is certainly the general rule in this country however like anywhere else in the world not all people are necessarily well-intentioned and some might be hiding other negative purposes behind their smile. While in the country you should always take the minimum precautions to protect your belongings, especially don’t be too trustful.
Costa Rica, a small country in Central America, is the place for nature lovers. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing place to grab some rays and observe the marine life, or looking for exotic lizards or other awesome species; Costa Rica is sure to please.
Here are the top ten itinerary ideas for nature lovers in Costa Rica…
As you probably have heard, if not planned correctly traveling to Costa Rica can cost an arm and a leg. Like everything else, however, there is a way around Costa Rica’s high standard of living. Before you even consider booking a flight, you need to learn as much as you can about Costa Rica’s culture. This will help you tremendously. Although the cost of living in Costa Rica is significantly high, you will be able to find and book a cheap flight.
Happily, it is Christmas time again. It has been eighteen months since my usual non-religious Australian Christmas was replaced by the Catholic Costa Rican Yuletide merriment. After a short career life of hustle bustle stress and worldly ambition, I finally left Australia for the beautiful west coast of Central America. After eighteen months, I wouldn’t say I am a full fledged ‘Tico’ (the name for Costa Ricans) but I’m working on it.
Costa Rica is definitely a very exciting place to travel to. However, it would be absolutely vital to protect your belongings and stay safe while you are traveling abroad. So, instead of bringing a wallet or a purse with you, it would be highly recommended to bring a money belt or a fanny pack instead, which will fit around your waist in a secure manner. This way, you can prevent pickpockets from stealing any of your important documents and your money.
Costa Rica is a land of unadulterated beauty and has many fabulous experiences to offer visitors. This oasis of serenity has a vibrant city life filled with fun and excitements, while at the same time offers jungle adventure and sandy beaches for relaxation and peace. You are able to partake in a wide variety of activities in Costa Rica and you can find many different types of holidays are available in just this amazing land.
Sodas and tipicos restaurants are ubiquitous throughout the Central American country of Costa Rica. Upon my first visit to Costa Rica, I soon discovered the difference between the two. Typically, sodas are a hybrid of a family restaurant and convenience store that emerges as a bar when the sun goes down. Many are modestly priced, and full meals range from $4 to approximately $7. Tipicos restaurants are an upscale version of sodas.