This is another example of a typical rural house in our area of Costa Rica, which I have called a Tico house. I like the lush landscaping.
Tico is a term used to mean Costa Ricans. It is not derogatory. Costa Ricans us the term all the time to refer to themselves. The cable company is called Tico Cable. The leading English language newspaper is called the Tico times.
Th term is derived from a quirk in the way Costa Ricans speak Spanish. They like to use the suffix "ico" for the diminutive form of words.
This week we have photos of the recent total solar eclipse off the coast of Australia posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.