Costa Rica Expressions

55 Essential Costa Rica Expressions – Talk Like a Native

Although Costa Rica is a small country in Central America, it has a lot of wonderful things to offer to everyone that lives in and visits this beautiful country. And like any country, Costa Rica has its fair share of slang words and expressions that the locals use to talk about anything from fruits at the store to the weather. …

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Do I need Travel Insurance For Costa Rica ?

Covid travel insurance is required for entry into Costa Rica. This travel insurance must cover at least $50,000 of expenses for accomodations and medical charges due to Covid-19.  There are many other factors in determining if you need additional Costa Rica Travel Insurance and if so what type of coverage. It is important to know and understand these many factors …

Visiting The Small Museums of Costa Rica

Once upon a time, museums were fusty-looking collections in glass cases with, perhaps, a few life-size stuffed wild animals or mannequins displaying strange foreign customs. Today’s museums in Costa Rica serve different functions, such as preserving the past, instilling pride in one’s culture, safeguarding traditions, providing teaching tools to complement classroom learning, and disseminating information through activities and publications. Not …

Diving The Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica

When going to Costa Rica for diving many people think of places on the Pacific coast such as Cano Island, Catalina Island and probably the most famous of them all Cocos Island. However if you head on over to Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, you will find some of the most spectacular diving to be found in Costa Rica especially …

Costa Rica Souvenirs

The Artistic Tradition of the Boruca Masks in Costa Rica

You might see them in museums and souvenir shops around the country: brightly colored, meticulously carved wooden masks with fierce and sometimes even frightening expressions. These are traditional Boruca masks, and are a symbol for the small indigenous group in southern Costa Rica. Mask carving is a Boruca tradition that goes back to colonial times. The indigenous masks are still …