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Costa Rica History

Costa Rica History

COSTA RICA HISTORY THE PRE-COLUMBIAN PERIOD At the time of its discovery. America’s territory was populated by different groups of native peoples, whose population is calculated to have been around 400.000 studs. These were divided into kingdoms, grouped basically into…

Pueblo Antiguo (Old Town)

Pueblo Antiguo (Old Town)

Pueblo Antiguo (Old Town) “Pueblo Antiguo” was conceived with the idea of providing permanent economic supportto the Costa Rican National Children´s Hospital Costa Rican village life as it was at the turn of the century has been recreated on an…

The National Theater

The National Theater

The National Theater The construction of the Costa Rica’s National Theater is the crystallization of a wish, during the 19th century, by the Costa Pican people. The idea gained support when, as a result of a chain of earthquakes during…

Juan Santamaría: National Heroe

Juan Santamaría: National Heroe

Juan SantamaríaNational Heroe As with every country’s heroes, facts, myths, legends and truth blend together and form themseives into a folklore. The story, as it is taught to Tico school children, is as follows: Juan Santamaría, a seventeen year oíd…

Cities

Cities

Cities San José The capital of Costa Rica, San José is a city of contrasts. It is the geographical center of the country and its cultural heart. San José is a young city, even by Costa Rican standards. Although the…

Culture

Culture

Culture Meet the ticos Ticos, as Costa Ricans are commonly known, are famous for being hospitable, and are quite happy to live up to their reputation. They are a polite, well educated and gregarious people, who are quick with a…

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