Costa Rica Travel Tips: As a Tourist, Will I Feel Welcome in Costa Rica
I am planning a vacation to Costa Rica and am wondering. Will I feel welcome as a tourist? Definitely yes. Costa Ricans are warm and gentle people and the majority speak at least some English. Most of the young people speak English quite fluently. Costa Ricans welcome tourists and do everything they can to make them feel at home. The Costa Rican people are a mix of European and Native American. They have pride in their dress and also pride in their homes. On a Sunday afternoon stroll in the park you can see the small children all dressed up in their best clothes, running, smiling, and playing with their cousins.
Most of the Costa Rican tour guides are locals who have spent many hours studying the flora and fauna of their area. They make excellent guides, filled with knowledge, enthusiasm and pride. In the photo below you can see just how handsome the people are! Dressed in the typical folkloric attire, they dance to the music of the marimba. The colors of red, white, and blue in the dress are the colors of Costa Rica’s flag.