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  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

    Read More
  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

    Read More
  • How is life and travel in Costa Rica?

    In this blog you will find all you need to know about this beautiful country; from travel tips to our culture.
    Want to know where you can find the best "pinto" in town or which beaches you should cross off your bucket list first? .

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Tips

Some common phrases...You would listen to!!



In Costa Rica, as in many other countries, we have our own words or phrases. They identify us when we are talking. One of the more famous among them is “Pura Vida” (“Pure Life”) that means that I am doing so fine or that everything is very well in my life. It is very common when the people meet for the first time or are greeting each other. 


For example, we call the gas stations “Bombas” (it would be literally translated from Spanish into English as “Bombs”). Another one is to call somebody “Bombeta” that means that this person is in everything or participating in everything, it is heard everywhere, it is a sarcastic and funny term.


It is very common to hear “voy a alistarme” (“I am going to get ready”) that means that I am getting ready to go out of home, or getting ready to go to a specific place.

Another very heard term is “estoy de cabanga” (“I am feeling blue”) that means that I am sad or suffering nostalgia. And of course, the word “chinear” (“pamper”) cannot be missing. This means to treat kindly somebody or a group of people. This word is very used in our country for the tourists or visitors from other countries in different places. If we say “Vamos a chinearte” (“We are going to pamper you”) it means that we are going to assist you in the best possible manner!

In addition, at nightfall, or better said, when daylight is over, the most common way to greet is saying “Buenas noches, ¿cómo está?” (“Good evening, how are you?”).  

 

Photo by:  Blog Life and Travel /Cahuita-Limón 
 

 

September in Costa Rica

 

September’s weather is standing out in our country because it is very rainy and sunny. In the morning, since 5 o’clock you can see the strong sun that is entering through your room’s window. But, the afternoons can be very rainy or cloudy. You could also feel some unexpected small earthquakes, generally due to the fact of the drastic temperature’s change. 

For the same reason, we suggest you to use very fresh clothes during this season. These can be cotton clothes or another fresh fabric. Do not forget to bring sandals or comfortable shoes, sunglasses, sun block, and also a kind of shoes that protect you from the water when it arrives. You should drink a lot of water to avoid being dehydrated. It is also important to take a little umbrella into your handbag and a cropped sweater to protect yourself from the unexpected rain that is coming during the afternoons. Of course, you should not forget the repellent, because depending on where you are, you can have a weather change that can produce the mosquitoes’ presence. 

For the same thing, if you would take a tour or a walk, we would suggest you to take advantage of the early morning, because the afternoons could change your plan, or you could not fully enjoy the chosen route because we are in the rainy season. But, in the same way, a simple plastic raincoat would not exceed among the things you should take with you, if you want to take full advantage of the entire day.

Costa Rica is a small country and the most curious datum is that the weather on its different and near provinces can be so variable at the same time. 

 

 

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