The 3 Kings’ Day is Not a Tradition in Costa Rica

Every year, on January 6th, many countries around the world celebrate the 3 Kings Day. This is a Catholic festivity that commemorates when the...

Christmas in the World: Traditions and Curiosities

Some people use mistletoe for good luck, others choose to make an offering to the Goddess of the Sea, or disguised as Santa Claus...
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Costa Rica: The Best Place to Live?

Costa Rica never ceases to amaze us every minute of our lives and, without a doubt, it may be the best place to visit,...
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Top Tips To Improve Your Writing Skills

While writing is a skill that might seem to come naturally to those that are good at it, we are here to reassure you...

How to Get an Address in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a very peculiar way of indicating the addresses, since its streets do not have names or numbers and the houses do...

National Flag of Costa Rica: Why Do We Love It So Much?

Costa Rica, the country with the most stable democracy on the continent, reveals important and undisclosed details about our beautiful and beloved national flag....

The Tipping “Unwritten Code” in Costa Rica

First of all; what does tipping mean? In Spanish, the word “propina” means tip. Tipping is always a personal choice, and visitors are encouraged to...

“Pura Vida”: 100% Ticos

85% of Costa Ricans define themselves as very happy people. The population of the country -a little more than 5 million inhabitants- has a...

Costa Rica’s Curious Facts

Costa Rica is a beautiful, small-sized Central American country, mainly known for its lush rainforests and beautiful beaches. Here are some interesting facts and...
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The Hammer Blow that Changed Costa Rica

Today Costa Rica celebrates a somewhat unusual holiday, the "Día de la Abolición del Ejército" (Military Abolition Day). It was instituted in 1986 by...