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Hi there! We are Ligia and Rodrigo. Nice to meet you!

Welcome to Explore Tikizia. It’s an honor to have you here!

Tiquicia is the informal way to say Costa Rica. There is a difference between writing and pronunciation, but the original adjective, Tico (or Tica, meaning Costa Rican), is pronounced [‘tiko]. So the word “tiquicia” is pronounced Tikizia [ti’ki’zia] since the pronunciation [k] followed by an [i] or an [e] is represented graphically as “qu.” So: Tiquicia=Tikizia meaning “place of the Ticos.”

Ok, after that short Spanish pronunciation explanation, let’s talk about…

What is this blog about?

It’s a travel blog about Costa Rica where we love sharing the “Pura Vida” lifestyle and taste of our culture through our travels with the purpose of inspired others to have that life-changing travel experience.

As locals we love to share our knowledge of the country and help travelers to design and plan their authentic experience in Costa Rica through our accurate information.

If you’re wondering about our background and more about us, be sure to check out our about us page.

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Also, we want to invite you to join in our newsletter. We promise no junk (We hate it just as much as you do!).

The newsletter is for those who would like to be in touch on a more personal level and get news about our projects with communities and tourism in Costa Rica. We’ll also include tips or deals around the country or just ways to join the journey of the Pura Vida lifestyle.

If you want to see what we’re up to day-to-day, you’ll also find us on Instagram or Facebook.

We want to share our photography work, articles, and experiences from people and places that have inspired us, and we hope to inspire you too!

At the same time, we enjoy learning about different cultures. We love hearing stories of people that are changing the planet, or just talking with people who share their souls with strangers. In other words, we never get tired of this lifestyle!