Costa Rica Land of natural wonders, Land of peace. Costa Rica does not have an army. For over a century it has been a peaceful country . Costa Rica has contributed greatly to bring peace to Central America . Location.
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Costa RicaLand of natural wonders,Land of peace
Costa Rica does not have an army. For over a century it has been a peaceful country.
Costa Rica has contributed greatly to bring peace to Central America .
Approximately 93% of Costa Rican are Catholics.
( Rich Coast ) by Christopher Columbus when he landed in the Atlantic Coast and was impressed by its beauty.
abolished the Army & created the new Country’s constitution which continued the tradition of democracy.
A writer of children’s
stories and a wonderful
Located in the heart of San José.
Horse back riding
The phrase that embodies the Tico lifestyle is Pura Vida, literally translated as Pure Life, meaning roughly "This is living!" or "Cool!" Friends often greet or salute eachother with Pura vida
Fruit is included in almost every meal.
It is boiled first and then eaten with mayonnaise and lemon.
Black Rice & Beans mixed together. It is a typical breakfast dish.
Very tasty & colorful calls for onion, garlic, cilantro and red bell pepper & Salsa Lizano, a spicy salsa made in Costa Rica.
Although they look like bananas, they are not bananas. They belong to the same family but are different. They maybe boiled, fried or baked. They are very sweet and yummy.
It is the weekend dish and the most commonly served at family gatherings and partys. The chicken is mixed in the rice.
A casado consists of black beans, rice, potato hash, salad, plantain and any type meat.
It could be served with chicken, steak, fish, etc.
Empanadas are made of a fine pastry filled with beef, chicken, potatoes, or fruit. They could be salty or sweet.
Believe it or not
“Cow tongue” is a delicatessen in Costa Rica. It is made for special holidays or celebrations.
They are traditionally eaten during the holidays.
A traditional holiday dish. It is very similar to a Costa Rican style tamal but made with ground beef.
Sr. Gerardo Jara
Heredia, Costa Rica
A traditional Latin American dessert.
Every country has its own variety but they all call for “3 milks” , evaporated, condensed & whipping cream. It is very refreshing
Costa Ricans eat bread 3 times a day. At breakfast, as a snack and at coffee break in the afternoons around 4:00 pm. In the cities, there is a bakery shop almost on every corner. When riding the bus, the smell of fresh bread is everywhere.
The smell of fresh brewed coffee is everywhere.
Coffee is not only one of Costa Rica’s main income sources but an excuse to chat and relax.
Costa Ricans drink coffee anytime as an excuse to take a break and socialize.
La guaria Morada.
The national Flower
The National Bird
The national Tree
The oxcart used to transport coffee in the 19th century. Now it is a popular souvenir and decoration.
The National Emblem.
Represents the seven
provinces, the two oceans
& a new nation with great
hope for a wonderful
future for its children and
The national flag.
Blue represent the sky which we all share.
Red represents the blood sacrificed for the country’s freedom.
White represents the peace that Costa Ricans enjoy and treasure so much
Peace & Democracy“ Costa Ricans way of living & most precious treasure”