Imagine traveling to one of the most beautiful countries in the world. And you just happen to meet the woman of your dreams while you’re there. Does that sound too good to be true? It’s not. That’s exactly what Costa Rica has to offer you.
In this guide, we cover everything you need to know about Costa Rica women. From getting that first date to putting a ring on her finger. In recent years Costa Rica has been white hot as a center of international dating. And there is a very good reason for all of this interest in Costa Rican mail order brides-to-be.
Costa Rican Women – their looks
While there’s probably at least some truth to saying that opposites attract, physical attraction still matters. It’s not shallow to want a woman that makes a room light up with her presence. So, what can you expect in terms of Costa Rican beauty?
Firstly, Costa Rican females are hot-hot-hot! Some guys say they are the hottest Latina’s – we don’t blame them for having that opinion.
In Costa Rica, women here are a melting-pot of looks. You get the long dark hair, hazel eyes and high cheekbones of Indigenous tribes like the Inca combined with the skin tones, eyes, and body types of Spanish, Italian, and German women.
Long natural hair is the order of the day – you’re not going to find many Tomboys in this part of the world. In fact, women here look more European than pretty much any other country in Central America. That’s why 90%+ of them identify as being of European descent – they’re not ashamed of the fact that their heritage spans almost the entire globe.
Ticas (Costa Rican women) come in all shapes and sizes too. Most of the women here are quite short, but they vary in shape from sleek and slender to women who are literally nothing but curves.
In Costa Rica, women get that way by staying active – it’s not an accident or coincidence. Hot Costa Rican girls are created through sweat and a healthy diet. That’s what happens when you have hundreds of miles of coastline and hiking/biking trails to enjoy.
Beautiful Costa Rican women are much more likely to participate in surfing and other adventure sports than women in other Central American countries. Something else that really stands out about Ticas is that they have the ability to look good in anything they wear. They look amazing in anything from an old pair of jeans to a cocktail dress.
Ask any man married to a stunning woman – who has the personality of an unstable hand grenade – if he’s happy or not. You already know the answer. It’s not that all beautiful women have lousy personalities – it’s just that most of the 10/10 Western women do. They know they can treat you like crap because there’s another single guy around the corner just waiting to make the same mistake.
So, is life with Costa Rican brides any different from life with Western women? Yup – it’s all pretty much good news on that front. They might actually be the “perfect wife”.
Costa Rican girls have a different outlook on life
Hot Costa Rican girls don’t come with the same amount of emotional baggage as women in other parts of the world. They know they’re attractive, but they have decided not to use it as a weapon against men. Except maybe when Costa Rican females flirt with you.
Put simply, a typical Costa Rican lady is happy in her own skin. And they want you to be happy, sometimes even to the point of telling you an occasional “white” lie. But this is done out of empathy and not in an attempt to deceive you or hide anything from you.
It’s kind of tied to the fact that being optimistic is almost a way of life here. They have this thing called “Pura Vida” – the literal translation is “pure life”. But in local terms “Pura Vida” simply means to live a “good life” whenever possible. So they do.
Another reason for Ticas not being prima donnas is there’s simply too much competition among them for eligible men. You did know that there are more single women in Costa Rica than single guys to date them? Now you do. It’s also a key reason many of them are willing to become a “mail-order bride”. Don’t assume however that the first Costa Rican girl you smile at is going to jump into your arms.
A Costa Rican lady is family-oriented
Your Costa Rican girlfriend values her family, so it’s important that you make a good impression on them. And if you’re lucky, she’ll want to build a family with you. Having kids is just a normal aspect of family life here.
How many kids does she hope to have? Probably in the 2 – 3 range, simply because that’s fairly typical of what you can expect in the nuclear family here.
That number of children should be more than enough to keep any couple busy for the next 18 years or so. Oh, and she’ll expect to be married before having kids with you.
Costa Rican brides have traditional values
She was raised in a very traditional household where the mother runs the show. So she’ll expect to do the same, but obviously sharing the chores with you. One quirk is that it’s not unusual for a Costa Rican wife to ban other people from the kitchen. This can even go as far as banning you from making a snack.
Seriously – if you want a sandwich then ask for it. And under no circumstances should she ever find another woman in your kitchen cooking food. Your mother is the only possible exception here.
Hot Costa Rican girls can be stubborn, but hey, this is Central America. So that’s like realizing the Pope is Catholic. On that note, a typical Costa Rican beauty will be Catholic but they are also quite liberal when it comes to matters of the heart…and intimacy. Your Costa Rican bride-to-be will be religious, but not devout.
She’s a cultural match for you
Well over 50% of the women here will have attended and completed high school, but only around 20% will go on to attend college or university. Although those that do enjoy an excellent third-level education. The standard of education in Costa Rica also means that English is spoken in many places.
There are over 200,000 gringos living in a country of 5 million people – that number includes a lot of American men. So that probably has something to do with it too. We mentioned earlier in this article that Ticas often associate themselves more with their European heritage than anything else. And this also comes out in how they behave, dress, and think.
They’re just that bit more cosmopolitan and sophisticated than most other Latinas. So there are no cultural barriers around marrying Costa Rican females.
What Costa Rican girls look for in guys
Now that you understand the personality of a typical Costa Rican woman, it’s time now to figure out what they look for in a Western man. And it’s actually a lot more straightforward than you think.
The first, and most obvious thing, is that you’re single i.e. not married or dating anyone else either in Costa Rica or your home country. Costa Rica is a player’s paradise simply because local guys know there are more single women here than there are local men to date them.
So finding Costa Rican men willing to be in a monogamous relationship is like trying to find the end of a rainbow. That’s why loyalty is so important to hot Costa Rican women- they’ve been cheated on and lied to a lot.
And why there’s no real stigma here attached to being a “mail-order bride”. These women have heard more than enough stories of beautiful Costa Rican brides who got played by unscrupulous gringos.
Learn the language
English might be widely spoken here but Spanish is still the national language- as it is in most of Latin America. You’ll make your life a whole lot easier by being able to speak at least some Spanish when you get here. You’ll also score some additional brownie points with both your Costa Rican wife-to-be and her family.
Understand her culture
Spend some time learning about her culture and the history of her country. Be particularly careful not to do or say anything that might offend her religious beliefs or those of her parents. They probably won’t care if you’re atheist or agnostic, but please – for your own sake – do not try to force your “beliefs” on your Costa Rican lady or her family.
We absolutely guarantee it will blow up in your face. The same goes for any cultural traditions or beliefs. Remember, she will choose her family over a “foreign man” in a heartbeat if you put her in an awkward position.
Western women usually have a very narrow age range that they’re willing to date within. Unless you’re a billionaire because that’s when the “age is only a number” line gets rolled out by. The thing is that the average Costa Rican girl actually values maturity – her world is already full of immature guys playing emotional games. So she doesn’t need that with you.
This is why something like 40% of Ticas prefer dating older men because it allows them to bypass the “boy trapped in a man’s body” phase of life. She likes her men to be decisive, which is something else that typically comes with a man who has left his 20s behind him. The upper limit of an acceptable age gap here is usually no more than 25 years.
Have a job
Unemployment is an issue in Costa Rica right now, coming in at around 21%. It’s tough to find work. That’s why a Costa Rican girl will expect you to have a job and a full-time job at that. Remember, she has traditional values so she expects the man to be the provider.
Over 80% of Ticas won’t even consider dating a guy who doesn’t have a job. She’ll be quite happy to work outside the home too. But she’s not going to spend all day earning money just so you can stay at home playing games or hanging out with the boys. Basically, she needs to know that you can offer her at least a minimum level of financial security for her and your kids.
Be a gentleman
Guys often confuse the word gentleman with “doing what you’re told”. Not true. A gentleman is polite but assertive – he’s kind but not afraid to stand up for himself.
He dresses well but doesn’t try to outshine the woman in his life i.e. he’s not vain. A gentleman won’t lie just for the sake of it, and he won’t turn up late for a date or meeting with her family.
You’ll make an amazing impression on hot Costa Rican girls if you can tick most of the above boxes.
Where to find Costa Rican women for marriage?
Costa Rica – unlike most other countries in the region – is remarkably stable. In fact, its nickname is the “Switzerland of Central America”.
It has a relatively small population of just 5 million people, is safe by regional standards, and has never had a civil war or revolution. Which is highly unusual for any country in Latin America.
Long story short, this is a safe place to visit in your search for a Costa Rican bride. Now the next question is, “Where do you find them?
This is the first place most single Western guys start when they’re looking for a Costa Rica bride. Dating sites are the norm now for people looking to find their soul mate. So Costa Rica is no different in that regard.
Let’s look at what’s available to you in your search for a Costa Rican wife.
Latin American Cupid
Latin American Cupid is pretty much the most popular site for finding and dating Costa Rican singles. And that applies to international dating too.
Remember, this country has a population of just 5 million people, so most dating companies kinda overlook it. The majority of the single Costa Rican ladies you’ll find on the site will live in San José – so that’s where you’d need to focus 90% of your dating efforts.
But the good news is that you can quickly and easily find hundreds of attractive women to chat to. Latin American Cupid has an easy-to-use interface and costs no more than $35 per month for premium access. Plus, you get to take it for a test drive with a free membership.
Plenty of Fish
Plenty of Fish is ideal for those of you who aren’t quite ready to use a paid dating site yet in their search for Costa Rican singles. It’s also one of the few dating sites to have a significant number of members in Costa Rica. Which isn’t surprising considering POF has over 35 million members worldwide. And you can view their profiles and exchange messages with them free of charge.
That’s the beauty of this site – you only have to upgrade to a paid membership once you find the hot Costa Rica women you really want to talk to. Free dating sites attract an absolute flood of scammers, gold diggers, and fake profiles. But if you decide to keep using it, paid memberships start at just $12 per month.
DIY dating in search of your Costa Rican bride can be fun if you like planning flights, accommodation, and all that other stuff. For those of you who don’t, you probably understand why the team at International Love Scout are big fans of organized dating tours. They take all the headaches out of traveling internationally and actually going on dates.
One romance tour organizer we’re happy to recommend is A Foreign Affair. They take care of all the annoying details of international travel, so you can focus on romancing sexy Costa Rica girls. Plus, you get better results on a romance tour than with any marriage agency.
Hopefully, you’ve learned a lot about why Costa Rican mail order brides-to-be make so much sense as a future life partner. This country is an overlooked gem when it comes to finding single Latinas.
Costa Rican women share all the same values as most women in South America but they’re also a great cultural match for most Western guys.
You’ll basically have a lot in common with these women. That’s why you should strongly consider booking your spot on the next romance tour heading in that direction. You won’t be disappointed.