Do you have plans to travel to Costa Rica to learn Spanish and live a green tropical adventure while improving your Spanish? Costa Rica is known for its sprawling rainforests, cascading waterfalls volcanoes and chattering toucans. This al makes it a great destination for an adventure trip and a Spanish immersion program. To get you going, we have listed 15 fun facts about Costa Rica that will put the country at the top of your bucket list.
1. ¡Pura vida!
Let’s start with this short and typical phrase in Spanish, at the same time one of the most famous curiosities of Costa Rica: the use of the expression “Pura vida”. In Costa Rica, you will hear “pura vida” at all hours, not only at the Spanish School: “pura vida’ is a greeting, a farewell, an “how are you?” and also “I wish you the best’, and so one. It is a phrase of encouragement, to celebrate a victory … Anything will do to exclaim pura vida !! (more…)