Costa Ricans (Ticos) are generally gentle, spirited, friendly, educated, polite, and kind people.Most seem to like visitors from other countries and treat them well.That being said, I believe dating is one of the most curious rituals we observe on a regular basis.Here is a rite where two people, who typically don’t know each other, attempt to provide and obtain information relevant to mating while conversing in a public place. Because we do not want it to feel like an audition and because we shy away from intensity, we try to combine it with other activities: eating, drinking or going to a movie.Read more Costa Rica is influenced by Spanish traditions.Spain was Catholic nation, so many current traditions in Costa Rica come from the Catholic religion. Costa Ricans, especially younger generations are adopting more and more cultural aspects from North American influences from Canada and in particular the US.
She married a man she had seen only a couple of times and who asked for her hand when she was barely fifteen.
In addition to get a feel for what Costa Rican culture is like, being familiar with the do's & don'ts, dating and relationships, and the role family plays in Costa Rican life is important.
“Ticos” are rather religious people so most of their holidays are church related, but not all of them.
In Guanacaste Province, you will find Ticos dark skinned reflecting their Nicaraguan heritage.
Ticos are extremely family oriented and love music and dance. In fact, Costa Ricans, as almost all Latinos, party loud and long and really enjoy each other's company.