Mar 12, 2009, 1:33 PM
Post #12 of 14
My biggest problem with CR vs. MX is that I don't find Costa Rican culture nearly as interesting as Mexican culture. The European "explorers" seem to have killed off most of the native population there, either deliberately or through spread of disease. So you don't find the European/native fusion of culture that makes Mexico so interesting.
My wife and I visited CR for a couple of weeks in the early 1990s, before the recent jolt of tourist development, and we thought it was a beautiful, charming, peaceful country, but the culture and the cuisine were kind of boring.
Still, CR has its points, with a literacy rate higher than the US, no standing army, and universal health care.