About 85% of the population of Costa Rica is Roman Catholic, of course. During the Spanish colonial period, Costa Rica was largely ignored by Spain because it did not have gold or other riches, but the Church did manage to convert the small percentage of the local population that survived the onslaught of European diseases.
Costa Rica never even had a struggle for independence. When other areas of Central America obtained independence, the Spanish just gave up Costa Rica also. Costa Ricans did not even learn that they were an independent country until weeks later.
Today is Sunday, so we have again posted new photos on Viva la Voyage. For this Christmas week, we are showing photos of the Christmas holiday season in Vienna, Austria.