The richness of Costa Rica stems from the cultural diversity of its people.
Costa Ricans are proud to have had more than a century of democratic tradition and more than fifty years without a military. This was abolished in 1948, and the money that the country saves from not having armed forces is invested in improving the quality of life of its citizens. This contributes to the social peace that makes Costa Rica a welcoming place to visit.
Costa Ricans, also known as “Ticos.” They take pride in their reputation for being hospitable to both short term visitors and expats who have chosen to make Costa Rica their home. They are well-mannered and hard working, always willing to offer a smile and a handshake to people.
They know that their country is unique and they are willing to offer help to visitors whether it is helping with directions or explaining cultural aspects that a foreigner might find strange. The goal is to make visitors stays as pleasant as possible. It is said that “Ticos” are the best asset of this small, peace loving nation. Once you have experienced their friendliness and spontaneity you will certainly agree.
Museums in Costa Rica
Costa Rica museums have inherited a rich and diverse cultural heritage whose purpose is to display and educate present and future generations about our past and present. The most notable collections include gold, jade, pre-Colombian ceramics and stone pieces, colonial religious art, contemporary art, and natural history.
Costa Rica possesses an important group of museums dedicated to collecting, preserving, and displaying the cultural heritage, and imparting our values. They are located throughout the country and uphold the legacy, which reflects the contributions of the indigenous, Afro-Costa Rican, Asian, European, and Central American populations.