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Costa Rica. Olivia Morabito. History. Christopher Columbus was the first European explorer to encounter Costa Rica. They were unwilling to submit to slavery. They fought back against the Spanish until they were overcome by European diseases and superior fire power.

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Costa rica

Costa Rica

Olivia Morabito


History
History

  • Christopher Columbus was the first European explorer to encounter Costa Rica.

  • They were unwilling to submit to slavery.

  • They fought back against the Spanish until they were overcome by European diseases and superior fire power.

  • Cartago, the first capital, was found in 1563.

Picture of Cartago


Attractions
Attractions

  • Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve

  • Arenal Volcano National Park


Claudia poll
Claudia Poll

  • Claudia Poll has won several Olympic medals in swimming.


Slang
Slang

  • Maje- means literally “dummy” but is used as pal or buddy for any male under 30.

  • Buena nota- means groovy.

  • Mujerear- means to chase women.

  • Mami- is used for mother.



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