10 things about Costa Rica you should know. I tried to make this video with different ideas in mind. There is a lot of information about Costa Rica already on YouTube so I tried to find things not talked about as much. I also tried to include both some good things and bad things. I feel like Costa Rica gets a lot, A LOT of hype and even though I absolutely love my home country there is a bad side to everything.
So, this is not to “ruin” your view of Costa Rica and your dream vacation but more to have realistic expectations and not end up disappointed. Costa Rica is a beautiful country which I would recommend anybody to visit. I always try to also make people conscious to support our locals not just all the foreign businesses. Do not misunderstand here I think there are awesome and support our economy in many different ways. But it often does not represent any Costa Rican culture which I think is saddening as we are very proud of it and would love to show it to you if you are interested.
And would it not be awesome if you could actually really tell stories about how this country is instead of just bragging which vegan cafe you visited and took shots for your instagram feed. Believe me once you have traveled a while you realize that those fancy but beautiful restaurants tend to be the same everywhere. The only thing that differs in tourist locations are the locals and their way of life.
I also wanted to clear up that all this information is my personal experience and opinions which I have every right to have. If you do not agree with what I say I will respect that so please respect my opinion to.
If you are wondering which nationality I am, I am tica as I grew up most of my life here and my father is Costa Rican. My mother is from switzerland and I also spend a few years there but mostly for educational reasons.
Let me know in the comments if you want to see more videos likes this.
Was filmed on a Samsung A20
Facebook bus group; Costa Rica by Bus