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Costa Rica
: Spanish, spoken by 96% of population
Indo-European Family > Italic > Latin > Spanish
- Latin American Spanish is different than Spanish from Spain
Some European languages - tourist country
Indigenous languages spoken in Costa Rica are Bribri, Maleku, Guaymí, Cabécar and Boruca
Tico: Costa Rican
Pura Vida: Everything is good
Brief History
Cartago- the first permanent settlement in 1563, controlled by the Spanish until 1821.
First joined the United Provinces of Central America.
Independence of Costa Rica in
Had only two short periods of violence when two rebel groups formed, the Imperialists, which were in favor of joining the Mexican Empire, and the Republicans, who defended full independence.
No armed forces
Remains as a large

It expanded its economy due to technological advancements and tourism industries.

Music in Costa Rica is highly influenced by its neighbors
The Trinidadian calypso is popular among indigenous Costa Rican music
Instruments used: drums, marimba, clarinets
American and British pop and rock and roll
Typical Costa Rican meal: Casado

Popular Snack: Fried Plantain
Small proportions like Europeans
Lunch is the main meal of the day
The Caribbean coast
cultural diffusion
on food.
Coconuts are widely used in the Caribbean.
Spanish influence on food.

By: Linda Pan
Audrey Garcia

Popular Culture
Folk Culture
Brief History cont'd

: $70.97 Billion (2014) with a growth rate of 3.5%.
GDP per capita is $14,900.
Total Population: 4,814,144
Literacy rate
: 97.8%
Birth rate

Death Rate

: 4.55
Natural Increase Rate
: 11.36

Costa Rica is primarily composed of European (mainly Spanish) descent:
Whites and mestizos (mixed white and Amerindian)- 94%
The remainder are blacks (3%), Chinese (1%), and Amerindians (1%).
Modern-day Costa Ricans do not consider their

as an

but as a citizenship with various ethnicities.
Centripetal force
large agricultural region
tourism industries.
Disarmed all their armed forces.
Calypso Melody
Eco-tourism has become one of the most important sources of revenue for Costa Rica.
The country is considered an ideal introduction to the rainforests for its
, its excellent and accessible parks system, and its relative safety for tourists.
Very Agricultural- main produce are corn, rice, beans
Tropical Fruits -papaya, mango, piña, sandía, melón, guayaba, granadilla, aguacates, marañon, zapotes, pipas, pejibaye, carambola, and manzana de agua.

Traditional houses are commonly made with wood and straws as roof
Houses became quite similar to American houses in style, just with muted luxuries. There is no air conditioning. Most if not all rooms are tile floors.
Popular Attractions
La Amistad International Park- Costa Rica’s largest but least accessible park.
About 400+ species of birds
Populars with hikers, backpackers and explorers hoping to discover new species
Popular Attractions
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve-

Costa Rica’s number one attraction.Has become a special place for research students and scientists. It is a large area of cloud area, where the trees are almost permanently shrouded in the mist.
Popular Attractions
Poas Volcano/ Poas Volcano National Park-

one of the largest and most active volcanoes in Costa Rica. It has a great view of the craters and rain-fed sulfuric pool that still bubbles and emits smoke into the air. The park is full of dense vegetation and small wildlife.

Works Cited
Roman Catholicism is the state
religion (14)
of Costa Rica, 76.3% of popuation
Catholic churches in every city
13.7% Evangelical Christians, 1.3% Jehovah's Witness, 0.7% Protestant Christian, 3.2% no religion, 4.8% other
Romeria: pilgrimage to Cartago Basilica every year on August 2; ask Virgin Mary for guidance or a miracle
San Isidro Catholic Church, Cathedral in Cartago, Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles
Costa Ricans pay attention to American media - music and TV
Art has European and western influences, ranging from neoclassical to modern in style
Clothing is normal western clothing
Celebrities: Leonardo Gonzalez, Maribel Guardia, Giannina Facio, Harry Shum Jr.
Men usually wear shorts instead of long pants.
People typically wear light material clothing and dress similar as the western cultures do in the summer.
Temperature varies with altitude, averaging over 86 degrees Fahrenheit in the coastal lowlands, but only 64 degrees Fahrenheit at the higher elevations. Due to its proximity to the equator, they have no real summer or winter, but has great rainfall average of 100 in/ year

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Music: musica guanacasteca, musica aldeana, musica limonense, and musica generalena
Clothing: women - plain top, fancy skirt, men - plain shirt and pants, silk tied between top and bottoms
Arts and crafts: bowls, vases, carretas (oxcarts)
Centrifugal Force
social class
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