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Una Presentación de la Cultura “The most magical place on Earth”. Los Ticos – Costa Rican men Las Ticas – Costa Rican women Canadiense – Canadian as in “Soy canadiense.” – “I am Canadian.”. Costa Rica is a democratic country Peaceful One of the most stable Latin American countries

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Una presentaci n de la cultura the most magical place on earth

Una Presentación de la Cultura

“The most magical place on Earth”


Una presentaci n de la cultura the most magical place on earth

Los Ticos – Costa Rican men

Las Ticas – Costa Rican women

Canadiense – Canadian

as in

“Soy canadiense.” – “I am Canadian.”


Una presentaci n de la cultura the most magical place on earth

  • Costa Rica is a democratic country

    • Peaceful

    • One of the most stable Latin American countries

    • “Pura Vida”

  • People are friendly, kind, and happy

    • A general love for Canadians

  • Use of “usted” instead of “tu”

    • “¿Como estás?”

    • “¿Como estáusted?”

    • “Pardon senor, ¿puedes decirme cuánto cuesta esta cosa?”

    • “Pardon senor, ¿puedeusted decirme cuánto cuesta esta cosa?”


Una presentaci n de la cultura the most magical place on earth

  • What can we expect to eat?

    • Rice

    • Black beans

    • Vegetables

    • Beef

    • Chicken

    • Fish

    • Tortillas

  • Common Dishes

    • Gallo Pinto, the “Casado”, the Tamale,

      rice & beans, fried plantain


Una presentaci n de la cultura the most magical place on earth

  • Limit the amount of bartering (it isn’t common)

  • “¿Cuánto cuesta…?” “How much does…cost?”

  • Exchange Rate:

    • $1 CAD = 542.98 CRC (as at July 31)

  • Top things to buy in Costa Rica

    • Coffee

    • Coffee liqueur

    • Wood carvings, hand made jewelry


Costa rican etiquette

Costa rican etiquette

  • Ticos are known to start conversations with foreigners

    • They love when foreigners ask them questions, too!

  • Tico’s have a deep sense of honour

    • Don’t talk about religion and don’t criticize!

  • A handshake is the most common form of greeting

    • Men: firm handshake

    • Women: pat on the back and/or light kiss

  • Latin Americans are not punctual. Don’t worry if they’re late!


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Costa rican etiquette

  • Address ticos by their titles.

    • Doctor: doctor

    • Teacher: profesor

    • Lawyer: abogado

    • Engineer: ingeniero

    • No title: señor, señora, señorita

  • Dress to impress

  • Fidgeting with hands/feet is considered impolite

  • Making a fist with the thumb sticking out in the middle is considered offensive

  • Bargaining isn’t allowed in local store/markets


Poasito the aftermath

Poasito – The aftermath


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Poasito – the aftermath


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Poasito – the aftermath


Poasito the aftermath3

Poasito – the aftermath


Una presentaci n de la cultura the most magical place on earth

  • Buenos días – Good morning

  • Buenas tardes – Good afternoon

  • Buenas noches – Good evening

  • ¿Qué es la hora? – What time is it?

  • ¿Dónde estamos? – Where are we?

  • Soy… - I am…

  • Estoy… - I am…

  • Adios/Hasta lluego – Bye!

  • Hasta Mañana – See you tomorrow

  • Muchísimas gracias – Many thanks


Una presentaci n de la cultura the most magical place on earth

Home is where the heart is

(Spanish Proverb)


Preguntas questions

Preguntas? (Questions?)


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