Costa Rica Facts
Capital: San Jose
Government Type: Democratic republic
Total Area: 19,730 Square Miles
51,100 Square Kilometers
Location: Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama
Language: Spanish (official), English
Spanish (official), English.
The Costa Rican People
The typical greeting phrases throughout the day are: ¿Qué mae, tuanis? ¿Todo bien? ¿Pura Vida?, which are used among young people or in closer social circles. More formally, in the morning people would generally say "Buenos días", whereas in the evening it would be "Buenas noches". In the afternoon people will greet each other saying "Buenas tardes". The most common one, however, would be "Buenas" throughout the entire day.
Where to find more out about Costa Rica
Cocori- Complete Costa Rica
Costa Rica Home Pages