Costa Rica

How are teens in Costa Rica different from teens in the U.S?

language

costa rica- 1. Spanish is the official language in Costa Rica it is the most common language in Costa Rica. English is wildly understood. 2. Bribri is the most indigenous language.


United States-The main language is English. 2. we have the opportunity to learn other languages such as spanish, French and german.

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A short video of my vacation in costa rica

religion

80% of Costa Ricas population is roman cathlics. More and more people are not practicing there religion. The constitution garentees religious freedom to people.
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visiting

Costa Rica- only close friends or relatives are aloud to drop by unannounced. If the house isn't clean the guests are not aloud in the house until the house is clean. Polite invitations often are extended as a gesture or goodwill.


United States- family members sometimes come to the house unannounced. Friends call before they come over.

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life cycle

Costa Rica- When a women is pregnant her friends and family throw her a te de canastilla. At age 15,many Costa Rican girls celabrate there birthdays whith a special party. Children dont get to leave there houses until there married.


United States- at age 16 they throw her a party. 2. Children leave there houses when they go to collage.

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diet

Costa Ricans eat rice and beans and casodeo it consist of beans,salad,or eggs, meat,and planteins. Favorite dishes are Olla de carna, a beef stew with potatoes,onions,and many other vegteble. adults may only take 3 coffee brakes each day.
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population

the population of costa rica is roughly 4 million and is growing at about 1.5 annually .the majority of people (87percent) have a European heritage most of the population speaks spanish
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marriage

people in Costa Rica are not aloud to leave there house until there married and people in the US get to leave there houses when they go to collage

food

in costa rica they eat bean and rice and salad and beef stew but in the US we can eat anything.