26 things only people who lived in Costa Rica will understand (photos)

Costa Rica is a magical place, but if you’ve lived here or even been here on vacation it’s tough to describe Costa Rica to others who haven’t experienced ‘Pura Vida’.

We’ve tried to some up the essence of Costa Rica in this list. Here it goes.

1. Pipas

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-52-17-pm

Pipas! Pipas! You know you want one. So fresh, so cold. Hard to resist so you always cave in.

2. Rice and Beans at every meal

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-53-51-pm

It’s worse than Mexico down here. Literally at every single meal.

3. Mae

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-55-14-pm

If you know this word and use it, you’re pretty much local right? Well, close enough…mae

4. TP in the trash can, not the toilet

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-56-08-pm

It takes some time getting used to, but once you’ve established the habit, don’t be surprised if you’re throwing TP in the trash can when you’re back visiting friends in the states.

5. Paying to use the bathroom

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-56-50-pm

No more free McDonalds bathroom stops here. Make sure you got some change in your pockets or you’ll have some stains on your pants.

6. Whatsapp

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-8-22-07-pmIf you’re going to communicate with people down here it’s a must. Take some time to make sure your profile pic and bio line are strong.

7. Weed, Weed, Weed, Blow?

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-8-25-17-pm

Isn’t this stuff still illegal down here? Why do the keep asking me if I need it? Is it the new beard I’m sporting? Maybe I just look stressed….

8. That smell…

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-57-34-pm

It’s everywhere. I’m just trying to surf here and I’m gettin’ high! Are we sure Bob Marley wasn’t born here????

9. Don’t wear high heels

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-58-06-pm

Why not?! Wait. What.. OHHHHHHH. Ok, yeah, I’ll leave those at home. I’ve got enough boys chasing me and I’m pretty good financially. Thanks, but no thanks.

10. Sunsets

img_20160807_182359278

In. De. Scribable.

11. Monkey alarm clocks

Screen Shot 2016-04-26 at 4.18.54 PM

Cute until they are screaming like a drunk insane asylum patient at 5 in the morning.

12. Salsa Lizano

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 8.47.26 PM

You can literally put this on anything.

13. Trits

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 3.27.02 PMSo good it should be illegal.

14. Chile Guaro

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-58-56-pm

Pretty sure the locals make this stuff just to see the expressions on tourist’s faces when they drink it.

15. Cacique

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-59-28-pm

All bad decisions in Costa Rica can be blamed on this bottle.

16. Questioning if you’re an alcoholic

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-7-59-56-pm

Yes, it happens to all of us. Remember, it’s 5’0clock somewhere.

17. Colectivos

IMG_2488

Kind of like Uber and Lyft, but a lot more fun scary.

18. Cambio

screen-shot-2016-09-15-at-4-13-30-pm

Ain’t nobody got change to break your $100 bill.

19. Gringos

Screen Shot 2016-03-26 at 12.22.12 PM

They’re everywhere. And the good thing is that they will make you feel normal compared to them.

20. Beach Dogs

Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 12.44.27 PM

I want to hug them all!

21. Tico love

Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 11.43.39 AM

You warned her, but she fell for it. The real Casanovas live here.

22. Taking the bus everywhere

Screen Shot 2016-05-12 at 12.07.14 PMHot, sweaty, cheap. Love ’em and hate ’em, you still take ’em.

23. Reggae night

11225302_452995161546895_5894211538572066216_n

Who knew you could devote an entire night of the week to Reggae music?!

24. Happy hour

Screen Shot 2016-04-09 at 11.33.15 AM

The only time of the day that really matters.

25. Clos

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-8-00-29-pm

Best stuff in a box since chocolate milk.

26. Paying $6 for peanut butter

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-8-01-21-pmSomethings you just can’t quit.

 

Is the list missing something? Add it in the comments.

 

 

You might also like

Comments

comments