Cultural Differences in Costa Rica
In Costa Rica you will need to relax. The national motto here is “Pura Vida” which directly translates to “pure life.” Here it is used more as a way of saying “all is good.”
Sometimes you will deal with bad traffic jams, waiting in lines at the bank for over an hour, cancelled activities due to the weather, etc. Of you adopt the Pura Vida attitude and try to take it all lightly than you are guaranteed to have a great visit.