Features of Costa Rica
This country amazes with its pristine wildlife, so most tourists come here for this. They are attracted by the opportunity to walk in the jungle, see numerous volcanoes and relax on luxurious beaches. What are the national characteristics of Costa Rica a tourist needs to know for a comfortable and safe stay?
The official language here is Spanish, but many people know English as well. The locals are very friendly and emotional and always welcome new guests to their country. In clothes, they prefer simplicity, they can safely walk barefoot. Everyone here is always polite, it is customary to constantly thank and be sure to smile. But Costa Ricans have great difficulties with punctuality, but, apparently, this is such a national character trait. Almost all Costa Ricans are Catholic.
Kisses, hugs and other manifestations of good disposition towards the interlocutor are considered quite natural here. The downside of such hospitality can be banal theft, it thrives here. Always keep an eye on things.
Several tribes still live in Costa Rica: Cabecares; guatosos; bibris; guaymies; borukas. Each of these tribes is a small separate community, with its own customs and traditions. Almost all of them are engaged in agriculture, and each also has its own special craft. Cabecares, for example, grow coffee and cocoa, guatosos are famous masters of pottery. Bibris are famous for making musical instruments, guaimies are domesticated animals, and borukas is mainly grown for crops..
The local cuisine is a mixture of Spanish and Indian cuisines, which means that the dishes here are very spicy and spicy. Especially a lot of spices are added to various sauces and ketchups. The basis of all dishes is rice or beans. Local residents eat a lot of various soups, mainly meat. The meat here is generally a popular product; it is stewed, fried and added as a filling in arreglados. These are such pies, they are made with meat, cheese. Of course, there is also a huge number of fish dishes, seafood is simply adored here..
Various tortillas, as well as fried or boiled corn are considered a traditional dish. Costa Ricans are amazing sweet tooth, and in addition to cakes and pastries, they adore fruits, since nature has generously endowed this region with them. Drinks include coffee, rum, liqueurs and beer..