miércoles, 29 de enero de 2014

Fruits in Costa Rica

jueves, 23 de enero de 2014

Breakfast. Gallo pinto and fruits

martes, 21 de enero de 2014

Umbrella. Paraguas para el sol

sábado, 11 de enero de 2014

Poas vulcano, 200m


Tico (feminine tica, plural ticos, ticas) is a colloquial term for a native of Costa Rica. Costa Ricans are usually called ticos by themselves and persons of other Spanish-speaking countries, in place of the more formal costarricenses.
There are two popular explanations of the origin of the term tico. The first is that it derives from the tendency of Costa Ricans to use -tico as the diminutive suffix in Spanish instead of the more common and widely used -ito. Literally -tico, when used as a suffix, in Costa Rican Spanish denotes something very small, as the suffix -ito would. Use of -tico versus -ito depends on the word, as not all of them would be easily adapted to -tico suffix.
However, this suffix is not unique to Costa Rican Spanish, and is also used in standard Spanish throughout (such as in Cuba, Dominican Republic, and even Spain, with varying degrees of frequency. What is unique to Costa Rica is the use of this suffix to also denote affection. Words ending in -ico, -ica, -tico, -tica do not only mean 'small', but also denote affection and similar feelings as well.
From a linguistic standpoint, the tico namesake is not the same as the actual suffix utilized in everyday Costa Rican language. The diminutive suffix is actually -itico, containing an 'i' that replaces the usual 'o' or 'a' ending a word.
The second explanation of tico is that it's short for Hermanitico ('Little Brother' with the suffix described above), a friendly and respectful way the people of Costa Rica used in the past (during the Central American war against William Walker) to refer to themselves.


martes, 7 de enero de 2014

Playa Blanca, Punta Leona

Punta Leona is located right on the Pacific Ocean between Tarcoles and Jaco. The entrance road is well sign posted off the main road approximately 15 minutes south of Carara National Park.

Casado, Costa Rica meal

A casado (Spanish, "married man") is a Costa Rican meal using rice, black beans, plantains, salad, a tortilla, and an optional entrée that may include chicken, beef, pork, and so on.
The term may have originated when restaurant customers asked to be treated as casados, since married men ate such meals at home. Another theory is that the rice and beans and/or the grouping of dishes are married, since they are always together.

lunes, 6 de enero de 2014

Poás Volcano

The Poás Volcano, (Spanish: Volcán Poás), is an active stratovolcano in central Costa Rica. It has erupted 39 times since 1828.

Poás volcano crater
Elevation 2,708 m (8,885 ft)78
Location Costa Rica
Range Cordillera Central
Coordinates 10.2°N 84.2°WCoordinates: 10.2°N 84.2°W
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 2013
Easiest route Hike

Playa hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Hermosa, which means "beautiful" in Spanish, is an aptly named gray-sand beach that perches between two mountains. In fact there are two Playa Hermosas, the other being in the Central Pacific Coast near Jaco. Guanacaste's Playa Hermosa is situated between Playa del Coco and Playa Panama, Hermosa is seldom as crowded as its neighbors. It is a fabulous getaway for those seeking quality relaxation. Most visitors bring a blanket and sunscreen to soak up Guanacaste's burning sun, and due to its calm surf.