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How Do Costa Ricans Celebrate Christmas? By Eating Tamales

HOW DO COSTA RICANS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS?  By Eating Tamales.They gather the families together and eat tamales.  The Costa Rican Tamale is made from corn masa as the base and it is filled with many different ingredients.  Among these are primarily pork, and then add sweet red pepper, carrots, green beans, olives, finely chopped garlic, onions, pr...

Family Vacation Planner to Guanacaste Beaches

Nancy and her three grown up kids set out from Santa Barbara, California for a seven day adventure vacation to Costa Rica.  Nancy had rented a house for the five of them on Playa Portero in Guanacsate and rented a car to get around.  This beach is close to Playa Flamingo  (about forty five minutes north of Tamarindo) and  has white sand and gr...

What do Costa Ricans Do for New Years?

What do Costa Ricans  Do for New Years? For New Years many Costa Rica will go to the beaches.  They will gather their family together and head for their own personal beach houses or will rent a house on the beach.    On New Years Eve they will celebrate with lots of typical Costa Rican food and alcoholic drinks.  Costa Rica rum is a favorite, ...

Costa Rica’s Neighbor to the North- Something Big is Going on in Nicaragua.

Costa Rica's Neighbor to the North- Something Big is Going on in Nicaragua. Nicaragua has a standing army.   Today, something big is going on in Nicaragua called  "The Gran Canal Project".  It is an ambitious  $40 billion project of 278 kilometers- an interoceanic canal  (stretching from the Pacific Ocean, all way to the Caribbean Sea  (At...

Does Costa Rica Have a Standing Army?

Does Costa Rica Have a Standing Army?  No, the army was abolished in 1949 under the leadership of Jose Figueres who is best known as the "Grandfather of Costa Rica." The  Civil War of National Liberation followed  several years of extreme unrest in Costa Rica.  The civil war began on March 11, 1948 and ended forty four days later.  Two thousa...