Costa Rica Culture

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Costa Rican culture has been heavily influenced by Spanish culture. Caribbean province of Limón and the Cordillera de Talamanca which are influenced by Jamaican immigrants and indigenous native people, respectively.

Costa Rican music is marked by a rhythm known as tambito, as well as a distinctive musical genre known as punto. Dance-oriented genres, such as soca, salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia and Costa Rican swing are enjoyed increasingly by older rather than younger people. The guitar is popular, especially as an accompaniment to folk dances; however, the marimba was made the national instrument. In addition, there also has a very well-known orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and the Youth Symphony Orchestra.