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20 Interesting Facts About Costa Rica


Costa Rica is a tropical haven in Central America, but there are plenty of facts I bet you didn’t know about this small, peaceful, eco-diverse country.

Here are 20 interesting and lesser known facts about Costa Rica…

1. Pura Vida

“Pura vida” is commonly heard in Costa Rica—it means “pure life” and is often used as a greeting in lieu of “hello” and “goodbye”

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2. Ticos & Ticas

Costa Ricans refer to themselves Ticos (for men) and Ticas (for women).
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