Costa Rica Culture
The culture of Costa Rica is rich and varied recognizable by having indigenous, European and Afro-Caribbean influences; this is a mestizo, multi-ethnic and multicultural country. The culture is manifest themselves through gastronomy, folklore, music, traditional dances, beliefs, superstitions and popular language. The Catholic religion as a cultural Spain heritage, has an emphasis on the family, thus influencing the lifestyle of the nation, reflected in full of colourful festivals in honour of the patron or saint of each place. The Spanish is official language, as so stipulated in its constitution, but there are others idioms such as the Maleku, Bribri, bocotá and also the English.
Costa Rica celebrates life, both human and nature in general; this country has multiple initiatives to innovative sustainability that protect their rainforests, the forests and the biodiversity; while the absence of a standing army reflects the country?s commitment with peace. It is a unique place to enjoy the "Pura Vida", is a phrase that the locals use for all, greetings, say thanks or even to express something that likes much. In a land of lush natural landscapes, mouth-watering culinary traditions; according with an article in Wikipedia about the Costa Rican cuisine, Costa Rica has three major influences for the preparation of their dishes are Aboriginal culture, Spanish culture and African culture. In addition, Costa Rica has a thriving arts scene, it is no wonder that Costa Ricans are known to love life. This small country located between the Caribbean and the Pacific coast is also known for its fresh seafood, along with fresh fruit, bananas and coffee. The most popular sport is football and national team matches are events mostly followed by Costa Ricans.
San Jose is the capital and is the cultural center of Costa Rica, which has a growing network of theatres and museums; it is a modern city with a bustling trade and abundant strong expressions of art and architecture. It has the National Symphony Orchestra is one of the best in the world, recognized for its national and young talent and invited to many events in European countries. Costa Rica has also been successful in the visual arts such as painting, and other areas such as music, film, theatre, dance, ballet and literature among others. Large public universities such as the University of Costa Rica and the National University are autonomous institutions with great force, recognition and experience in the area of the arts; these colleges through major exhibitions, activities, seminars and conferences tend to be a great source of information and development for the whole country. The difference of cultures, coexistence and ways of life reflects that Costa Rica lives a mixture of very diverse culture that makes it a very attractive country; for this reason you must to visit Costa Rica...