This is Costa Rica's most common greeting and you'll hear people saying it from the moment you arrive in the country. Literally 'pure life', it means everything is fine.
Red - Orange taxis
There are two kinds of taxis. The ones from the airport are orange and very safe. Around the city we recommend you use the red ones with a yellow triangle because they are licensed by the government.
You are welcome to tip taxi drivers, bellboys and waiters but it is not mandatory. You will be charged a 10 percent service tax for all restaurant and bar services.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Con apenas 0,03 por ciento de la masa terrestre total del planeta, Costa Rica posee aproximadamente el seis por ciento de la biodiversidad mundial.
Ticos are known around the world for their hospitality and kindness.
A quarter of Costa Rica's land lies within national parks or some other kind of protected area.
WHAT TO PACK
Costa Rica is a tropical country so remember to bring suntan lotion, insect repellent, light clothes and comfortable shoes.
You can exchange money at the hotel or at any bank in the city, but most places will accept US dollars.
Umbrella and coat
If you plan to go to the rainforest do not forget to bring these two items.