Costa Rica Country Quiz

🇨🇷 Can you guess these facts about the country of Costa Rica?
Quiz by Aaron197
Last updated: August 12, 2020
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First submittedAugust 31, 2019
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Capital city
San José
Official language
Meaning of the name of the
country in that language
Rich Coast
Sea to the east
Caribbean Sea
Bordering countries
Costa Rica abolished its
______ in 1948
The only American country with
a higher life expectancy
Slang term for a Costa Rican
Tico / Tica
What Costa Rica plans to
become by 2021
Carbon Neutral
Most active volcano of Costa Rica
River forming a large part of
the northern border
San Juan
Four types of monkeys found in
Costa Rica (name any one)
Capuchin | Howler |
Spider | Squirrel
Pacific island sometimes called
the southernmost point in
North America
Cocos Island
Dish consisting of rice and beans
served as breakfast
Gallo Pinto
Nickname for the species of
basilisk which can run on water
Jesus Christ
Level 87
May 31, 2020
I was evidently the 77th person to take this quiz, and every one of them had a perfect score! Good thing so many people are familiar with Costa Rica.
Level 68
May 31, 2020
You were probably in the first few after it got reset, since QM changed it a little before featuring it, thus reseting the stats.
Level 85
May 31, 2020
You probably want to put the two neighboring country questions together.
Level 70
May 31, 2020
Good times. Great quiz. Thank you. Got 13. Tuanis. Pura Vida.
Level 81
May 31, 2020
Given the fact Costa Rica just made same-sex marriage legal, my first guess was Gender Neutral. I have to say I am disappointed.
Level 65
Jul 17, 2020
The guy who gave the lizard that nickname is a genius.
Level 57
Oct 30, 2020
It's what he exclaimed when he saw it.
Level 74
Sep 3, 2020
Arenal Volcano went dormant in 2010, only a few months before we had a chance to visit it.
Level 75
Oct 3, 2020
I wondered if the name 'tico' came from the Daewoo Tico car that is used very widely as a cheap taxi in Peru (and maybe other nearby countries??) but apparently it's because Costa Ricans make the diminutive form by adding -tico/-tica. ¡Qué hermostico!
Level 89
Oct 29, 2020
No questions about Isla Nublar or Isla Sorna?
Level 75
Oct 29, 2020
after looking up the civil war and the events of 1948, it seems there were a lot of things abolished. accept leader, president, presidency, government, legislature?
Level 81
Oct 29, 2020
Those things came back. Abolished means to put an end to something for ever.
Level 75
Oct 29, 2020
If I remember right, Costa Rica has seven provinces/states - and four of their capitals are in metro San Jose. That's pretty unique.
Level 82
Oct 30, 2020
Did this get updated? Thought I already took it but my points disappeared. And some of the questions look unfamiliar now.
Level 34
Nov 24, 2020
Yes kalba, it did
Level 72
Feb 21, 2021
That lizard’s name sums up my thoughts when I read half of these questions! Lol

That is one ruddy tough quiz. A third of the questions I couldn’t even guess at. Bizarrely enough, in Britain we don’t have a slang term for a Costa Rican!

Level 57
Mar 4, 2022
Good quiz! Perfect mix of easy and difficult questions for someone who isn't familiar with the country, or someone that's not from there. Just how I like it.
Level 79
Oct 29, 2022
"Most active volcano" is a bit of a poorly defined concept. Several other Costa Rican volcanoes have been more active that Arenal during the 20th century. If you were to ask "volcano that erupted continuously for 42 years until 2010", that would be indisputable.
Level 68
Nov 7, 2022
2022 and still not carbon neutral. Perhaps that question should be changed?
Level 59
May 22, 2023
Accept 'howling' for howler?