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Costa Rica Culture

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  • People swimming in the ocean during the sunset
  • Ziplining through the jungle

Social Conventions

The people of Costa Rica are very friendly and welcoming to international visitors. The country is a leader in ecotourism and so respect for the environment is very important. Handshaking is the most common form of greeting and names are usually preceded by Señor for males and Señora for a woman. Most occasions in Costa Rica require casual attire, but it is important to remember that beachwear should remain on the beach



Spanish is the official language of Costa Rica, however, English is widely spoken. The country is home to five indigenous languages French, German and Italian are also spoken.



Most of the population of Costa Rica is Christian with the majority (70.5%) following Roman Catholicism. Other religions that are represented in Costa Rica include Evangelical Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Protestants, Mormons, Jews and Muslims.



Costa Rica Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Costa Rica.

Learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Costa Rica's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Costa Rica for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Costa Rica vacations today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Costa Rica tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruises, Peru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.



Book your Costa Rica tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Costa Rica vacations and experiences. Choose from a locally escorted tour, an independent travel module, a self-drive holiday and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Costa Rica.

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