Costa Rica

  • History - Costa Rica is located between Nicaragua and Panama. The small central American Republic of Costa Rica was sighted in 1502 by Christopher Columbus.

Food- The most traditional food servings are tamale, pozol (corn soup) chorreadas(corn pancakes) and olla de carne are the most common food. The most popular plate for breakfast is gallo pinto which consists of scrambled eggs beans and natilla(sour cream). Most plates consist of rice and beans. With other ingredients like chicken, fish, or vegetables which is why they are really cheap.  There are  a lot of traditional Costa Rican desserts like arroz con leche (rice with milk) or ensalada de frutas (fruit salad).

Climate region- Costa Rica has a temperate tropical climate marked by two seasons. The dry season from December to April and the wet season from May to November.The Guanacaste region is the driest, while the highlands are generally colder and misty. The Caribbean coast has and usually weather, and the Pacific coast can be hot year-round. There are 12 hours of sunlight each day. The sun typically rises around 5:45 am and sets around 5:45 pm.

Relationships for family- Family bonds and values in Costa Rica are very strong.Children are treated with loving care by everyone in the family. Sometimes it may seem like the children are really spoiled, but Costa Ricans love to show their love and affection in every possible way.  Costa Ricans always try to keep there family together .

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