The Costa Rican way of life
The culture of Costa Rica can be seen as a reflection of its geographical location, with influences coming from the Caribbean and its North and South American neighbours. Nevertheless, Costa Rican society does things a la tica, or, the Costa Rican way.
Eat like the locals
Costa Rican cuisine is centred primarily around locally-grown produce, with fresh fruit and vegetables making up a large proportion of the diet of native Costa Ricans. The country is a major exporter of coffee and bananas, and these can be seen to feature heavily in the diet of the country’s population.