Museums and historical monuments
Costa Rica's immense natural resources sometimes overshadows the country's cultural offer. However, the pre-Columbian and colonial periods left behind jewels that deserve to be discovered. In San José, for example, the Museum Walk features archaeological, historical and artistic collections that provide a better understanding of Costa Rican culture.
Rural tourism and gastronomy
Rural tourism is an excellent way to discover the essence and identity of Costa Ricans, or Ticos as they like to call themselves. In a warm and family atmosphere, the visit of fincas, plantations and small craft industries allows you to discover the local gastronomy as well as the sustainable practices that make the country famous.
An encounter with one of the last 8 indigenous ethnic groups in Costa Rica is an opportunity to discover the country's ancestral traditions. Marginalized by the culture of the Spanish conquistadors and more recently by North American culture, few indigenous populations have managed to preserve their integrity. Nevertheless, some groups continue to proudly promote their traditions and craftsmanship.
Cultural events and traditions
Costa Rica is known for the warm welcome of its people and its Pura Vida culture. The life of Costa Ricans is punctuated by sporting, cultural and religious events that delight both locals and foreigners. A people with a Catholic majority, we can for example mention the famous Romería, which is the largest pilgrimage in the country. More than 2 million people cross the country on foot to reach the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels in Cartago.