Facts About Costa Rica
Urban Costa Ricans generally prefer that visits be arranged in advance.
Only close friends or relatives drop by unannounced, and then mostly in the afternoon after household chores have been done
Gest are expicted to arrive a few minuits late.
Pistnctuality is not customary, but being very late is also not appreciated
Often a man proposes to his girlfriend and then gives her a ring on a special occasion like her birthday or Christmas
The two families visit each other to show formal agreement on their children's marriage
Greeting, Gestures, and Visiting
Professionals ulsey wear suits.
Casual wear is a tops and jeans commen in urben areas.
Mean of Years they go to School 8.4
Costa Rica is ulsey happy.
violence is shunned.
In 1821 Costa Rica joined Central American in declaring independence from Spain.
The 1970s and 80s were times of economic struggles for Costa Rica due to the high cost of oil rising foreign debt levels.
GDP (PPP) per capita: $12,900.
Relative lack of minerals and other traditional natural resources.
Costa Rica has a fairly good economy especially for the region.
Popluation growth rate 1.24%.
Urben Popluation 66%.
Magority (90 %) mixed genes.
1% is black.
2 % is not from there.
about 24 percent younger than 15.