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What do Costa Ricans love?

Just like in most Latino countries and cultures, Costa Ricans love to spend time with family and friends, and almost every activity they undertake includes lots of them. When it comes to sports, Costa Ricans love soccer, and they are committed supporters and followers of the National Team.

Are Costa Rican people nice?

Generally, Ticos are a warm, friendly and welcoming people. Since tourism is such an important part of the country’s economy, many Costa Ricans are very hospitable.

Are Costa Ricans black?

According to the latest national census, 8% of Costa Ricans are of African descent, half of whom live in the province of Limón, on the Caribbean coast.

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Are there black Costa Ricans?

Afro–Costa Ricans are Costa Ricans of African ancestry. Costa Rica has four small minority groups: Mulattoes, Blacks, Amerindians and Asians (primarily Chinese/East Asian). About 8% of the population is of African descent or Mulatto (mix of European and African) who are called Afro–Costa Ricans.

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Why are Costa Ricans called Ticos?

Costa Ricans are called “ticos” because of their unique way of saying diminutives in Spanish. For example, when saying something is small —or “chico” in Spanish— Costa Ricans would say it is “chiquitico,” or very small. Hence, Ticos.

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