Quick Tips: Costa Rica

Here are some bite-sized tips about life in Costa Rica that I learned whilst backpacking there for 2 months.

Note: This post comes across as negative towards Costa Rica, but I had an absolutely amazing time there. These are simply things that one might want to be prepared about if travelling or moving there.

Paradise is expensive

Even for westeners, the country can prove to be quite expensive, and even more so for backpackers. Of course, we were mostly travelling to touristy destinations, which are expected to be pricier than usual.



Food and Drink

The food in Costa Rica varies from place to place, both in terms of choice, quality and price.


Despite being the wealthiest in Central America, Costa Rica is still a developing country. This is reflected in its civil infrastructure.


Everyday Things