×
Interested in our Partner Program for businesses or our Local Guide Program for experienced expats and digital nomads? Click here to learn more.
Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica | What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Playa Ocotal? | Expat Exchange
Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In

What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Playa Ocotal?

Answer this Question

We asked people in Playa Ocotal if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"In Playa Ocotal, it's important to respect the local customs and traditions. Avoid making negative comments about the country or its people, as Costa Ricans are very proud of their heritage. It's also considered rude to raise your voice or show anger in public. Costa Ricans value peace and tranquility, so try to keep your emotions in check. When dining, it's customary to say "provecho" (enjoy your meal) to others. Not doing so can be seen as impolite. Costa Ricans are also very punctual. Arriving late to an appointment or meeting can be seen as disrespectful. Avoid discussing sensitive topics such as politics, religion, or personal finances. These subjects are considered private and not suitable for casual conversation. Lastly, littering is a serious offense in Costa Rica. The country is known for its commitment to environmental conservation, so always dispose of your trash properly," remarked another expat in Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica.

Other Questions:

What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Playa Ocotal?

If you live in Playa Ocotal, newcomers to Playa Ocotal would love to hear your answer to this question.


William Russell
William Russell

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
Get Quote

William RussellWilliam Russell

Get a quote for international health insurance from our partner, William Russell.
Get Quote

Contribute to Costa Rica Network Contribute
Help others in Costa Rica by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in Costa Rica.

AGS Worldwide Movers
AGS Worldwide Movers

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal Partners & Local Guides