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.
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
It’s worse than Mexico down here. Literally at every single meal.
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
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
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.
If 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?
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…
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
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.
In. De. Scribable.
11. Monkey alarm clocks
Cute until they are screaming like a drunk insane asylum patient at 5 in the morning.
12. Salsa Lizano
You can literally put this on anything.
So good it should be illegal.
14. Chile Guaro
Pretty sure the locals make this stuff just to see the expressions on tourist’s faces when they drink it.
All bad decisions in Costa Rica can be blamed on this bottle.
16. Questioning if you’re an alcoholic
Yes, it happens to all of us. Remember, it’s 5’0clock somewhere.
Kind of like Uber and Lyft, but a lot more
Ain’t nobody got change to break your $100 bill.
They’re everywhere. And the good thing is that they will make you feel normal compared to them.
20. Beach Dogs
I want to hug them all!
21. Tico love
You warned her, but she fell for it. The real Casanovas live here.
22. Taking the bus everywhere
Hot, sweaty, cheap. Love ’em and hate ’em, you still take ’em.
23. Reggae night
Who knew you could devote an entire night of the week to Reggae music?!
24. Happy hour
The only time of the day that really matters.
Best stuff in a box since chocolate milk.
26. Paying $6 for peanut butter
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