Ticos — The People of Costa Rica

Each year Costa Rica receives many tourists from around the world. They visit the fantastic beaches, spectacular mountains, impressive volcanoes, and fascinating wildlife. However, what tourists probably don’t know about Costa Ricans is who they are and their impact on the world.

Who Are Ticos?

Costa Rica has become a true cultural melting pot with European, Afro-Caribbean, and South American influences. With over 4 million inhabitants, the country’s ethnic pool is mainly conformed of mestizos, castizos, and criollos, as well as expats from all over the world, including the USA, Canada, Europe, and South America.
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