People & Culture

Cultivation in Costa Rica shows the indigenous origins and Spanish colonial influence, with a touch of pepper from other immigrant cultures thrown into the stew, such as Jamaican and Chinese. The official language is Spanish, but you will also find BriBri, Creole Mekatelyu, and English. Costa Ricans are proud of their values. They believe in education and health care should be available to their people. They are proud of their long history as a democracy. In fact, they are the oldest and most stable democracy in the region. And they are proud of their global leadership in environmental and sustainable conservation policies. Locals go out of their way to propagate their environmental spirit, helping visitors appreciate the natural beauty of their land and wildlife.

Apr16

What Does “Pura Vida” Mean in Costa Rica?

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What Does Pura Vida Mean in Costa Rica?

Pura Vida is a term used all over Costa Rica and it can mean just about anything. Although the literal meaning of this term is “pure life”, when you visit Costa Rica you will find that the locals use this term in all facets. Pura Vida was coined in Costa Rica, that is rated one of the best places to live in the world and one of the happiest countries on earth. Costa Rica and Pura Vida are one entity built from Costa Rica’s gorgeous climate, incredible wildlife, pristine beauty, exotic wild jungle, and it’s inviting and welcoming people and culture. In this country, Pura Vida is not just a motto but the way of life.

Oct15

Artisanal gold mining subsists In Costa Rica

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Artisanal gold mining subsists In Costa Rica

With few security measures and in the middle of conflicts over land ownership, artisanal gold mining subsists in the town of Abangares, in Costa Rica, where the gold fever has been going on for decades.