Cultural awareness

An open mind and tolerant spirit are the best allies for a successful trip. Holidays involve new encounters, surprises and, more often than not, unexpected situations. Your attitude towards new, unfamiliar experiences plays a key role in the impressions you have in a foreign country. Follow these few tips to get the most out of…

Tipical costarican food

Food and Drinks

Food and Drinks: Unlike other Latin American countries, Costa Rican food is not spicy or hot. There is a large variety of hot sauces available to add to your meal which allow for individual preferences. The most popular side dish is rice and beans (arroz y frijoles); together with meat, salad and plantains this makes up…

Clothes

Clothes: San José is an informal and casual city; you can wear jeans, and comfortable walking shoes almost everywhere. Formal attire is only used on special occasions, like in business travels, and exclusive dinners or concerts. The highland areas (Monteverde, Savegre Valley) can be cold, and a sweater is recommended. If you are traveling to…

Weather

Costa Rica benefits from a perfect tropical, never-ending-spring climate. The average temperature is 70°F (around 21°C) in the highlands. Lowland temperatures range from the high 70’s to the low 90’s (21 to 28°C). The rainy season goes from May to November, whilst the dry season lasts from December to April. However, consider that even during…

History

Costa Rica is one of the oldest democracies in the Americas. Since the civil war of 1948, the country has no standing army; in fact, the Constitution expressly forbids it. During the last 50 years Costa Rica has established a well-developed conservation system, not only nature wise, but also regarding its social and cultural wealth.…