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  1. Costa Rica - Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture by Jane Koutnik, 2006-09-05
  2. Culture and Customs of Costa Rica (Culture and Customs of Latin America and the Caribbean) by Chalene Helmuth, 2008-10-30
  3. Culture Smart! Costa Rica: A Quick Guide to Customs & Etiquette by Graphic Arts, Jane Koutnik, 2005-06-01
  4. Culture Shock! Costa Rica: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Shock! Guides) by Claire Wallerstein, 2007-02-15
  5. Costa Rica (Cultures of the World) by Erin Foley, Barbara Cooke, 2007-08-30
  6. Fair Trade and a Global Commodity: Coffee in Costa Rica (Anthropology, Culture and Society) by Peter Luetchford, 2007-11-20
  7. Costa Rica - Culture Smart!: a quick guide to customs and etiquette (Culture Sma
  8. Costa Rican Culture: Anansi, Culture of Costa Rica, Costa Rican Cuisine, the Julia and David White Artists' Colony, Tico
  9. Living Indigenous Cultures of Costa Rica Culturas Indigenas Vivas De Costa Rica by Museo De Culturas Indigenas,
  10. Museums in Costa Rica: Costa Rican Center of Science and Culture, Museums of Costa Rica, Museo Nacional de Costa Rica
  11. Costa Rica - Culture Smart! by Jane Koutnik , 2005-03-31
  12. Agriculture and Culture of Costa Rica: A Booklet Developed for Fifth through Seventh Grade
  13. Culture Shock! Costa Rica: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Culture Sh by Claire Wallerstein, 2007-01-01
  14. Cultures of the World : Costa Rica

1. International Cell Phones, Costa Rica Cell Phone Rentals - World Cellular Rental
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HOME RENTALS PURCHASE SERVICE AREA ... FAQ COSTA RICA : Culture General Information Culture: History People Cuisine ... Getting Around Your Costa Rica cell phone rental will make discovering this wonderful country a breeze. HISTORY Central America gained independence from Spain on September 15, 1821. The news reached Costa Rica a month after the event. The question of whether Costa Rica should join newly independent Mexico or join a new confederation of Central American states resulted in a bitter quarrel between the leaders of San Jose and their counterparts in Cartago and Heredia. A brief civil war in 1823 was won by San Jose and Costa Rica joined the confederation. After more than a decade of political turmoil, General Tom s Guardia seized power in 1870. Though he ruled as a military dictator, his 12 years in power were marked by progressive policies like free and compulsory primary education, restraining the excesses of the military and taxing coffee earnings to finance public works. It was Guardia who contracted Minor Keith to build the Atlantic railroad from San Jose to the Caribbean. The post-Guardia years witnessed the fitful transition to full democracy. Don Pepe died in 1990 a national hero, his deeds having set the scene for the social and economic progress that would earn Costa Rica the reputation as a peaceful and stable island of democracy in one of the world's most politically unstable, and often war-torn regions. When civil war broke out in neighboring Nicaragua, Costa Rica was drawn reluctantly into the conflict, its northern zone being used as a base first for Sandinista and later for "contra" forces. In 1986, a young lawyer called Oscar Arias Sanchez was elected president on the platform of peace. Arias' tireless efforts to promote peace in the region were rewarded when the five Central American presidents signed his peace plan in Guatamala City in 1987, an achievement that earned him the Nobel Peace Prize. Use your international cell phone rental to discover the rich history of Costa Rica.

2. Costa Rica Culture - CentralAmericaInfo
The United Nations annual Human Development survey recently ranked Costa Rica first in Central America and third in Latin America behind Argentina and Uruguay.

3. Costa Rica Culture Video - San Jose Travel Videos - Tripfilms
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4. Culture Of Costa Rica - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
Costa Rican culture is heavily influenced by Spanish culture, with the exception of Lim n and the Cordillera de Talamanca
Culture of Costa Rica
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation search This article may contain original research . Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding references . Statements consisting only of original research may be removed. More details may be available on the talk page (November 2007) This article may require cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards Please improve this article if you can. The talk page may contain suggestions. (February 2010) Costa Rican culture is heavily influenced by Spanish culture , with the exception of Limón and the Cordillera de Talamanca citation needed

Costa Rica people speak Spanish , which is the official language. There are some native languages like Bribrí and others spoken by thousands of people. In the Caribbean coast the a pidgin English called mekatelyu which is a mix of the original Jamaican English and some Spanish is spoken basically by blacks, who usually speak Spanish and English as well. English is the first foreign language and the second most taught language in Costa Rica, followed by French, German, Italian and Chinese.
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Pura vida literally means Pura = pure and vida = life, but "Pure life" in Spanish would be "Vida pura" instead, so the real meaning is closer to "plenty of life", "full of life", "this is living!", "going great", "real living", or "cool!"

5. Costa Rica Culture
Costa Rica Culture. The culture of Costa Rica, located in the center of the American Continent, is strongly influenced by Spain, as a result of the
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    Get a brand new perfect smile! Click here! Costa Rica Culture Costa Rica Culture. The culture of Costa Rica , located in the center of the American Continent, is strongly influenced by Spain, as a result of the conquest by this European country. The country was inhabited since at least 5000 years B.C; but these aborigines were few in number in comparison to the big Pre-Columbian civilizations.
    Christopher Columbus discovered and baptized Costa Rica in 1502 during his fourth trip. After that, the representatives of the Spanish government and the Catholic Church let the country develop itself, separated from the historic trends of Latin America, making the country very singular for some historians.
    Other historians do not agree with this criterion and think that the culture of this nation was strengthened by the influence of powerful indigenous civilizations such as the Incas, in South America, and the Aztecs in North America. Although Spanish influence is evident. Its customs, mainly religious, are part of the folklore of this Central American nation.

6. Costa Rica Culture & Vacations
Costa Rica is formally termed as Republic of Costa Rica is located in Central America. It is surroun

7. Costa Rica - Culture
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8. Costa Rica - Culture Smart! By Jane Koutnik - Trade Paperback - Random House
Costa Rica Culture Smart! by Jane Koutnik, Category Travel - Central America, Format Trade Paperback , 168 pages, ISBN 9781857333244, On Sale September 5, 2006, Price $9.95

9. Costa Rica Culture Articles
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Culture of Costa Rica The first European explorer to encounter Costa Rica was the Great Navigator himself, Christopher Columbus. Costa Rica is known as the "Switzerland of the Americas" and has a strong democratic tradition and a long history of dispute resolution. It is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua in the north, Panama to the south, Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east. There is evidence of human habitation in Costa Rica as early as 10,000 BC in the southern Turrialba Valley. Ceramic artifacts have been dated to 1500 BC, although they are not abundant and widely scattered.

11. Costa Rica - Costa Rica Culture: An Overview
Moderation characterizes most aspects of Costa Rican culture, like its racial and social makeover, its identity and even its religion; this moderation is the main reason why
Costa Rica Culture: an Overview
by Infocostarica Staff When one talks about culture, one is venturing into ample terrain. This piece can't possibly cover the whole ground of Costa Rican culture, but it does discuss the following points: race, class, customs, identity and religion. Costa Ricans, as any other people, are complex and full of surprises. The country boasts a population close to 3.5 million people, which by standards of the region, is not large at all. El Salvador, for example, is half the size of Costa Rica, but it has double its inhabitants. Also, the growth rate of the population of Costa Rica is only 2.3% per year, and it's actually decreasing. Costa Rica is also homogenous when it comes to social classes. Most of the population can be placed in a middle-class, and even though extreme poverty exists, it's not as large a problem as it is in other Latin countries. By the standards of a developed country, Costa Rican incomes are very low, but when compared to other neighbors, salaries and earnings prove to be much better. Besides the poor and middle classes, there is an upper class, which is very elitist. As in other countries, this class is composed by both traditionally rich families as well as by "nouveau riche" families. Even with the existence of extremely rich or poor individuals, Costa Rican society is composed mostly by a middle-class, which causes the impression of class and social homogeneity. Most of the "Ticos" are very conservative individuals who don't usually welcome "strange" or different ideas. The country's economy and industry have grown incredibly in the past years, but the culture still retains conservative tendencies. A lot of foreigners view the Ticos as lacking initiative and as being passive. They also complain of the lack of punctuality and of quick decision-making. However, the positive aspects of the Tico identity are the friendliness and hospitality that most people transmit. Costa Ricans are also extremely social, and they enjoy gatherings and celebrations of all sorts.

12. Costa Rica - History & Culture
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he first European explorer to encounter Costa Rica was the Great Navigator himself, Christopher Columbus. The day was September 18, 1502, and Columbus was making his fourth and final voyage to the New World. As he was setting anchor off shore, a crowd of local Carib Indians paddled out in canoes and greeted his crew warmly. Later, the golden bands that the region's inhabitants wore in their noses and ears would inspire the Spaniard Gil Gonzalez Davila to name the country Costa Rica , or Rich Coast. Archaeologists now know that civilization existed in Costa Rica for thousands of years before the arrival of Columbus, and evidence of human occupation in the region dates back 10,000 years. Among the cultural mysteries left behind by the area's pre-Columbian inhabitants are thousands of perfectly spherical granite bolas that have been found near the west coast. The sizes of these inimitable relics range from that of a baseball to that of a Volkswagen bus. Ruins of a large, ancient city complete with aqueducts were recently found east of San Jose, and some marvelously sophisticated gold and jade work was being wrought in the southwest as far back as 1,000 years ago. Some archeological sites in the central highlands and Nicoya peninsula have shown evidence of influence from the Mexican Olmec and Nahuatl civilizations. By the time Columbus arrived, there were four major indigenous tribes living in Costa Rica. The east coast was the realm of the Caribs, while the Borucas, Chibchas, and Diquis resided in the southwest. Only a few hundred thousand strong to begin with, none of these peoples lasted long after the dawn of Spanish colonialism. Some fled, while many others perished from the deadly smallpox brought by the Spaniards. Having decimated the indigenous labor force, the Spanish followed a common policy and brought in African slaves to work the land. Seventy thousand of their descendants live in Costa Rica today, and the country is known for good relations among races. Regrettably, only 1 percent of Costa's Rica's 3 million people are of indigenous heritage. An overwhelming 98 percent of the country is white, and those of Spanish descent call themselves

13. Tiquicia Blog » Costa Rica Culture
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Costa Rica has a rich colorful culture presented by its wonderful people; one of the icons of Costarican culture is the peaceful conciousness allowed by not having an army.
Costa Rica Culture Costa Rica was conquered by Spanish in the 16th century, so from the beginning it was heavely influenced by the Spanish culture. Limon and the Cordillera de Talamanca are the exception with the predominancy of Black Jamaicans and indigenous people. The Ticos and Ticas (the way Costaricans demoninate themselves) are generally of mixed origins. There was a great number of immigrants who came to Costa Rica during the construction of the railroad; mostly the immigrants came from Jamaica and from China, and stayed in the Caribbean side of the country on Limon Porvince. Costa Ricans speak Spanish, although there have been a great effort from the government to teach English in most schools due to the wolrd necesities nowadays. Normally Ticos and Ticas speak in the respectful manner of "usted", and in the familiar form of "vos" rather than "tu", used in other latianmerican countries. The term Ticos and Ticas came from the way Costa Ricans talk using diminutives with the suffixing -ito and -ita. The offical religion of Costa Rica is Catholicism, although there are other religions practiced in the country. It is very common to see each town in Costa Rica, no matter the side, with a Catholic Church in from of the park or soccer field. In big cities such as San Jose, there are decens of Catholic Churches everywhere, some are even icons of the Costa Rican Culture and of the city they lie in. The

15. Faces Of Costa Rica - Culture, Politics, History, Religion
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16. Costa Rica Culture
Costa Rica culture is a mishmash of Spanish and Mayan influence. Throughout the land, traces of pre-Columbian times can be clearly seen as well.
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Costa Rica culture is a mish-mash of Spanish and Mayan influence. Throughout the land, traces of pre-Columbian times can be clearly seen as well. Costa Rica culture really begins with the Spanish Conquistadores that arrived during the 16th century. During this time, much of the area was populated towards the south of the land, though the Conquistadors had other plans and built many of their cities towards the southern-central portion of the country. Within these newly established cities, many Europeans built homes and created families. Along with those Europeans that traveled to the new land were African forced labourers. Today, remnants of those Africans that were originally brought to the land along with those European settlers that followed the conquistadors remain.
Due largely to their roots, most people within this country speak Central American Spanish, though they have created their own distinct version of this language. Faith wise, many people in this area claim to be Catholic, though the level of devotion greatly varies. Aside from language and religion, there are many other unique traditions within the land that have come from the people themselves. In fact, the general attitude towards Westerners happens to be one of those tolerances that tourists will find difficult to associate with most other countries. Unlike many other areas in the world, the natives within this country are welcoming towards Westerners. Tourists will find that they are treated fairly and equally, though locals hardly ever make a distinction between Westerners based upon their home country. For example, a person from the United States will be treated just as a person from Canada would be – this is not something that can be found all over the world. Costa Rica culture is extremely interesting if you take the time to really jump into it. Sadly, most tourists tend to stick to those resorts that are deemed “safe.”

17. Culture Shock And Cultural Adjustment Costa Rica
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If you made it to this page, it is because you either live here now or are perhaps considering a move to Costa Rica and you are smart enough to know that you may well experience culture shock when living away from your home country. There is also a good reason it is the FIRST choice in the menu on Living in Costa Rica. It is because it is the single most important thing you should read before you move here. The sad thing is that the majority of you will visit this page and then leave before it is fully read. That is sad because doing that will have a profound and negative effect on your chances of successfully transitioning to Costa Rica. Onward... Maybe you are being transferred here. But for whatever reason you are reading this, culture shock is a force in and of itself and is likely one of the biggest reasons an estimated 40% of those who move here return "home" within a year. Sadly, many who leave have a zillion reasons, but often it just came down to simply not being able to adjust to everyday life in Costa Rica. Everyday Life is what you do every single day, wherever you now live. Importantly, you do it all without thinking. You get up, fix breakfast, stop at the bank, drop off dry cleaning, work, stop at a drug store, go to the dentist, pick up WD-40 for a bad lock, pay some bills, take out the garbage, get your mail (snail mail), stop at the 7-11 or grocery for a few things... and you never give ANY of this a second thought.

18. Costa Rica Culture
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Costa Rican culture is in many ways a reflection of its racial diversity. The predominant influence has long been European, which is reflected in everything from the official language Spanish to the architecture of the country's churches and other historic buildings. The indigenous influence is less visible, but can be found in everything from the tortillas that make part of a typical Costa Rican meal, to the handmade ceramics sold at roadside stands.
An important aspect of Costa Rica's cultural legacy is their love for peace and democracy. The Ticos like to stand out that their nation is the exception in Latin America, where military dictatorships have long dominated politics.
They take pride in having more than one hundred years of democratic tradition, and almost half a century without an army. The army was abolished in 1948, and the money the country saves by not expending in military issues is invested in improving the Costa Ricans' standard of living, which has fostered a culture of social peace that makes it such a pleasant place to visit.
The Ticos
The Ticos, as Costa Ricans are commonly known, are famous for their hospitality, and are quite happy to live up to their reputation. They are well-educated and hard working people, who are quick with a handshake and a smile. They are well aware of the special land they have, and most likely they will help foreigners when they get lost, even explaining things that might seem bizarre to foreigners, and making their stay as enjoyable as possible.

19. Costa Rica; Culture And History. - Korea Times (Seoul, Korea) | HighBeam Researc
Costa Rica; Culture and History. find Korea Times (Seoul, Korea) articles. div id= bedoc-text Costa Rica is noted more for its natural beauty and friendly people than for

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