Costa Rica & CPI
In a small, tropical country that offers it all, CPI Spanish maximizes your adventure; see the most of Costa Rica in a short amount of time, while experiencing the PURA VIDA lifestyle.
There is no doubt that Pura Vida is practically synonymous with Costa Rica, but another word very close to the Costa Rican identity is how its inhabitants are called and also call themselves: “Ticos”. The origin arises from the ancient custom of adding the diminutive “tico” or “tica” to adjectives. For example, instead of “chiquito” (small), “chiquitico.” And that reflects a lot of what it means to be a small population and also in a small country.
That way of speaking in diminutive is no longer used, but “Tico” and “Tica” remained as a nice way of calling Costa Ricans and in association, of course, with the unforgettable “Pura Vida”.