- on Tue 19 July 2016
Are you planning for visit Costa Rica? Then you must check out the Costa Rica interesting facts at sircostarica.com. Costa Rica is smaller than Michigan Lake. It contains 800 miles of coastlines on the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Costa Rica is abundant with wildlife, plants, and other natural things. This country has 130 species of fish, 1000 butterfly species, 9000 plants species, 34000 species of different insects and much more.
Around 25% of land in Costa Rica, is national parks and refuges. Unlike the USA it doesn't has summer and winter season. But it has a dry season from December to April and then rainy season during May-November month. In Costa Rica, buying wine in the little paper boxes is a common thing which you can refrigerate. The older male generations of the people are not much tall so the furniture such as couches, beds, chairs are designed 6-8 inches lower than the furniture in the United States. It is the country with the highest average life anticipation which is 77 years.
Males are called as ticos and females as ticas in the country. It has a large number of volcanoes i.e. around 121 volcanic formations and among them, seven volcano is very active. World’s second widest volcano Poas volcano is located in Costa Rica. Arenal volcano in this country is one of the top ten active volcanoes all over the world. In the total earth surface, Costa Rica occupies only 0.3%, but it contains more than 5% of the world biodiversity. It does not have a standing army now and stopped its army service after the end of the civil war in the year 1948.
The people in this country will never say a woman ‘delivered a baby’ instead they say she ’gave a light’. Each and every radio station in this country plays their National anthem sharply at 7 am every morning. Till a few years ago wearing shorts was considered as an act of disrespect. The Government buildings allow the visitors inside only when they wear long pants. It is a country with most valued environmental destinations on the planet. Costa Rica ice cream flavors are weird and interesting. You can see flavors including coconut, peanut, sour cream, wild blackberry, chipotle blueberry and much more.
It is the home country for the different species of hummingbird. You can find 52 species of hummingbird. You don’t find street names and address in Costa Rica. People usually go using the landmarks and directions. For example, when saying address for a house, ticos normally say it as a blue house just north of where a cow is tied up. Blue house is located 200 meters south of a big tree. To say the term ‘dude’, Costa Rica people say ‘Mae’. And the young people use the word ‘Mae’ often.
The literacy rate of Costa Rica is 96%. Ticos living in the rural areas of the country are very poor and it is hard for them to visit a school. Mostly, classes are taught for them in a national radio station over the air.