Costa Rican Men- Meeting, Dating, and More (LOTS of Pics)

Costa Rican men guide

Hello, ladies! Here is your favorite dating expert with another guide to international dating.

If you are new here, make sure to check out all the men’s country guides to see how Costa Rican men compare in all categories.

The topic today is men from the exotic Latin American country of Costa Rica! The ‘rich coast’ indeed does bring richness in the manhood of these men! If you want to meet Costa Rican men and learn about dating Costa Rican men, read on!

I will break some stereotypes that you may have about Costa Rican men. Also, you will have the chance to see many of them in the pictures and Instagram profiles of sexy Costa Rican guys that will be presented in this text.

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What Are Costa Rican Men Like?

If you are foreigners to Costa Rica, say American women looking for Costa Rican men, you need to know something about Costa Rican guy stereotypes and what typical Costa Rican guys are like.

International dating requires knowing about the culture of the partner because many misunderstandings may occur along the road of a romantic relationship.

I will help you avoid these.

In the following lines, I will explain to you what I found out about these guys during my stay in Costa Rica.

I will tell you about the physical as well as the character traits of Costa Rican males. This section will answer the question: what are Costa Rican men like?

What Physical Traits Distinguish Costa Rican Men from Other Men

Physical Appearance

Costa Ricans are people of mixed descent. There are many races in the country and therefore the appearance may vary from region to region, and even from person to person.

Most of the residents have ancestry in the Spanish immigrants, so most of them have a light skin color.

This is especially true in the central part of the country. In more remote areas, there are people of mixed-breed – European and Indigenous. On the coast of the Caribbean,  you will find more dark-skinned people with African heritage.

Though they come from a small country, Costa Ricans are of various body types and skin colors, so whatever your taste is, you will surely find someone who is just for you.

Costa Rican men physical appearance

Costa Rican Men Style

Handsome Costa Rican men like to dress fashionably and smart.

A thing that you may find unusual is that they wear long pants even though they live in a very warm part of the world.

They wear shorts when they go to the beach, for example.  

They are cool and stylish. It is very important for them to have clean and unwrinkled clothes. They like to dress like the Europeans generally.

Are Costa Rican men stylish?

Additional Rating – The Tinder 1000 Swipe Rating

On top of the important physical trait ratings for Costa Rican men, we have also created our own additional rating from the Cosa Rican men we see on Tinder.  We call it the 1,000 Tinder swipe rating. It is extremely accurate and gives a very good overall picture of the single men and how attractive they are.

This is how it works.

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We swiped through 1000 different profiles in all of the major cities of Costa Rica and took note of how many handsome men there are. We jotted down how many 8’s, 9’s and 10’s there are based on their profile pictures. Here is a quick breakdown. 

  • 0-100 is poor
  • 100-200 is OK
  • 200-300 is Good
  • 300 – 400 Is Incredible 
  • 400 + is Mindblowing (There are only a few of these)

With a Tinder Plus subscription, you can teleport to anywhere in the world and swipe for yourself. Find out more below In the section about how to meet Costa Rican men. Also, make sure to check out my other country guides to see how their Tinder scores compare. 


Character Traits that Make Costa Rican Men Stand Out

Though we tend to put all the Latinos in one basket and think of them all as similar to one another, this is not actually the situation.

When I went to Costa Rica, I learned much about these guys and how they have a very distinctive sense of identity.

In the following lines, I will answer the question: what are Costa Rican guys like? I will talk about Costa Rican dating culture and give you some Cost Rican guy dating tips.

1. Gentlemen rating

Costa Ricans are definitely great gentlemen!

They never let a girl carry heavy bags. They always have the girl walk towards the inner side of the sidewalk. They open doors for her.

Chivalry is their game!

If you are lucky enough to spend some time with a Costa Rican gentleman, you will know what I am talking about.

Costa Rican men chivalry factor

2. Integrity

These people definitely have integrity. They are raised to avoid lying and deceiving others and they transfer this to any relationship they have in their life.

They are honest and caring, with one glitch. As it is a part of their culture to avoid losing face and to save the face of the people with whom they talk, they may mask a negative answer or comment.

In their defense, that is not lying per se, just their way of communication, because they do not have the intention of misleading anyone.

Costa Rican men integrity rating

3. Loyalty

‘What are Costa Rican guys like in relationships?’, you may ask yourself. ‘Are they loyal?’

Well, generally they are. In my experience, they do not cheat.

But there is one thing to consider here, and if you go out to meet Costa Rican guys, you will see it for yourself – they are big flirts.

Because of this, dating a Costa Rican man can be tough for girls from other countries, who see flirting as a form of cheating. For them, it is just innocent fun. When it comes to being loyal to a girlfriend, trust me, ladies, they are.

Costa Rican men are quite loyal

4. Honesty

I would say that they are somewhat honest. No, they do not tend to tell lies. The matter is in their culture.

Unlike Americans, Costa Ricans are less direct in situations when they think what they will say might offend the person with whom they are speaking.

Here is a situation which I witnessed: a young man started speaking with my attractive Costa Rican friend.

She did not want to go out with him. When he asked her the question, she said: ‘Maybe. Give me some time to think and I will call you.’ You can guess that she did not call him.

I, for my part, would have just said ‘no’ to the man and that would be the end of it. She did not want to offend him. You can expect this kind of behavior to be a part of Costa Rican men stereotypes.

How honest are Costa Rican men?

5. How protective they are?

When they are just little children, Costa Ricans are taught that family is very important. There is nothing more important for them than family and community. Of course, it comes without saying that they will do anything to protect the people with whom they belong.

Now to transfer that to relationships – if a Costa Rican guy is truly in love with you, he will be completely protective of you.

This may often border on jealousy (especially since they are prone to talking any girl up even without any concrete intentions).

You can be sure that with this man, no one will be able to touch you.

Costa Rican men are quite protective

6. Are they resourceful?

Well, resourcefulness is not their forte. They do try to do their best with what they have, but they are not very creative.

I will give you one of the Costa Rican men dating tips: if you want something, tell him openly and in detail what to do and how to do it. You can expect him to be very romantic, but, unless you show him what works for you, he will do it in a conventional and usual manner.

Costa Rican men Resourceful factor

7. Maturity

This characteristic is not easy to describe for Costa Rican guys. They both are and are not mature.

When it comes to their families and to being a good friend, they are very mature and often act even too seriously.

But when it comes to their girlfriends, this wavers a bit. Many people have asked me: what are Costa Rican men like in relationships?

I have to say that they are too flirtatious with other girls for my taste and, despite that, too jealous when other men do it with their girlfriends. 

How mature are Costa Rican men?

8. Self-confidence

They do not lack self-confidence! It is spotted easily even from afar. It takes just one look from a cute Costa Rican to make you swoon.

Handsome Costa Rican men know that they are tanned, that they have sweet moves, and that they are stylish.

This gives them all the confidence that they may possibly need. Also, since many of them are quite well-educated, they are able to talk about so many topics smartly.

When you take all this into account, you can just imagine Costa Rican guys in bed! So what is there to prevent them from acting so confidently?!

Costa Rican men are highly confident

9. Are they friendly or reserved?

They are very friendly! And not only toward each other but also toward foreigners. As their country draws many tourists and many Costa Ricans work in tourism, they are used to people from other countries. Most of them even speak English.

However, if you want to be dating a Costa Rican guy, you should learn at least some Spanish. He will appreciate it and love you more for that effort.

Costa Rican men are friendly

Now you know some facts about Costa Rican men and it is looking good so far I must say.

Read further to find out the pros and cons of the dating culture of these Central American men.


Dating a Costa Rican Man: Pros and Cons

Dating Costa Rican guys have its good and bad sides. For all of you who want to try international dating, I will present some pros and cons of meeting and dating single Costa Rican men.

In this section, you will also find some tips for dating a Costa Rican man that will help you fit in well with his unique culture.


You will be treated like a lady.

Costa Ricans treat women whom they like as queens. If you have (or want to have) a Costa Rican boyfriend, be sure that he will always do chivalrous things for you, such as open doors for you, pull out your chair, have you walk at the inner side of the sidewalk, and similar things.

You will be his only sweetheart.

Ladies, this may seem illogical, but it is true. Even though Costa Ricans are flirty, they are not cheaters.

For them, flirtation is similar to regular speaking when he has a girlfriend. You can be sure that he will not touch another girl as long as he is with you.

Of course, there are exceptions everywhere, I am speaking from my experience about them generally.

He will give you everything he has.

Costa Ricans are people who want to show their love. A boyfriend will cook for you, take you everywhere, teach you how to dance, learn your language.

You will be his whole world (next to his family, be it good or bad). He will do all he can to make you happy. Though you may sometimes need to tell him what you want bluntly as these guys are not very good at understanding hints.


You will meet his family very soon.

I put this into cons, because for us from the US, meeting a boyfriend’s family comes way later than with these tropical cuties.

They are very attached to their families, and as soon as they start feeling attached to a girl, they get this unusual instinct which they cannot resist. (That is how I saw it.) Unfortunately, I have witnessed the breaking up of several international relationships because of this problem.

You will have to learn Spanish and salsa.

Well, maybe this is not a real con.

In any case, if you want to be in a serious relationship with a Costa Rican guy, do not forget that you will have to learn at least a bit of Spanish and some dance moves.

But do not worry, he will take care of all that. You just need to show that you are willing to do it.

From my own experience, it is so much fun to learn all these.

A guy gets so engaged in teaching you that it is a pleasure just to watch him from afar, let alone being the center of his attention. And the pride that he shows when you get something right, oh, it is marvelous!

He will probably be very jealous.

If you are in a relationship with a Costa Rican, prepare for fits of jealousy. He may even tell you openly that he is jealous and that he often wants to know where you are.

This is because there is a significant number of people in Costa Rica who like to mess around, and they are generally very careful about their sweethearts.

Where to Meet Costa Rican Men

One of the big questions here are where to meet Costa Rican men and how to meet Costa Rican men. This is not as hard as it may seem. Read on about how and why.

First of all, you should have in mind that typical Costa Rican men like going out and meeting people face to face.

If you have the chance to visit this beautiful country, you will have the chance to meet many of them in a very short time.

Your dating expert has met a great number of people just by going out to a bar or the beach. These people are very outgoing.

You actually do not need to do anything, believe me! You can just sit and enjoy the moment and a number of hot Costa Rican guys will surely approach you and start a conversation.

On the other hand, if you are not visiting the country or if you prefer to use dating sites and choose a guy from the tranquility of your own home, I will give you a suggestion on which website you can use.

I have tried several dating sites while I was in Costa Rica and I found that Latin American Cupid is the best.

Of course, this site is made for the whole Latin America, but it is quite simple to find guys from one country (in our case, Costa Rica), you can do this just by using search filters.

There are more and more single Costa Rican guys using this site, so you will have plenty to choose from.

The fake profiles are easy to spot, as they are obviously unrealistic (this is a big pro of the fact that this kind of dating is new to Costa Rica – people are still not used to it and are often not so skilled at making successful fake profiles).

The process of signing up for Latin American Cupid is very simple. All you need is your basic info, a description of yourself and your ideal partner.

Even though there are other things to be entered in order to have a complete profile, after entering just the basic information, you will receive a confirmation email and be ready to start browsing through a myriad of sexy Costa Rican men.

 Without a paid membership, you will not be able to have a real chat with someone, but you can only show them that you are interested in them.

This is done by sending locked messages or adding a person as a favorite. A premium account is needed for instant messaging and audio or video chat.

Also, a feature that I found particularly useful on Latin American Cupid is the tool that translates messages. I do speak a bit of Spanish, but that is often not enough for me to be able to have a meaningful conversation with a potential Costa Rican boyfriend.

How to Conquer a Costa Rican Man’s Heart

Girls who want to try international dating and want to know the likes of Costa Rican men in bed, You have already read about how to meet a Costa Rican guy and where to meet Costa Rican guys. Now what is left is for me to give you some tips on how to seduce him and conquer his heart. Well, let’s see.

1. Be sexy.

Costa Ricans, just like all the other hot Latinos, like a sexy woman with lots of sex appeal and confidence. So, smile at him, cross your legs, play with your hair. You will catch his eye and then you can enjoy his machismo and seduction.

2. Dance.

These guys are all about moves and dancing. Is you can dance cumbia, salsa, or merengue. They are proud of their dancing skills.

Even if you cannot dance, you can ask him to teach you, and that would be a winning move.

3. Learn Spanish.

The native language of Costa Rica is Spanish, so if you want to impress your Costa Rican sweetheart, it would be a great idea to learn some Spanish. Even just the basic conversation will be enough for the beginning of a relationship.

4. Respect his family.

For Costa Ricans, their family is an essential part of life. They respect their family, they ask for their opinion much more often than we do, and they are open about it.

You should be ready to meet his family after a short while, so be prepared to do it. Be respectful of them and try to enjoy their company.

Remember, if they raised such a lovely guy whom you are dating, they should not be so bad themselves.

Top 3 Hottest Costa Rican Men

Costa Rica is a small country in Latin America. Just like in most of the other countries on this continent, soccer is the most popular sport.

Many people play it, both for fun and as a profession. There are Costa Rican soccer players all around the world, and as they really are very handsome, I will present some of them to you here.

1. Bryan Josué Oviedo Jiménez

Bryan Oviedo is just one of the many hot Costa Rican men whose job is to play soccer. This 29-year-old cutie pie plays in the Copenhagen team in Denmark at the positions of left-back or left midfielder. His number is 19.

Up until 2019, he played for a number of teams such as Saprissa, Everton, and Sunderland. He also plays for the Costa Rican national team.

Bryan is quite secretive about his personal life, but I found that he currently does not have a girlfriend. And for all of you ladies who are into astrology, he is an Aquarius.

2. Joel Nathaniel Campbell Samuels

Not we will move on to a lad with darker skin – Joel Campbell. He is 27 now, originally from San Jose, Costa Rica, another soccer player.

He plays with the number 8 at the positions forward or winger. Right now he is playing in León, where he came as a loan from Fronisone.

He used to play in Saprissa, Arsenal, Betis, Olympiacos, Villareal, Sporting, and some others as well. Of course, he is also a member of the Costa Rican national soccer team.

He is married to the model Briana Campbell and they have a daughter. He is an animal lover and shows much affection on social media for the dog that he owns.

3. Leonel Gerardo Moreira Ledezma

Here is another one of the 29-year-old handsome Costa Rican guys, yet another soccer player – Leonel Moreira.

He is a goalkeeper playing for the club Bolívar on loan from Pachuca. He used to play for Herediano before. Of course, when it comes to the team of his own nation, he gladly plays as a goalkeeper whenever there is a match.

Unfortunately for all of us who think this guy is cute, he is married and has a son.

Final word

International dating needs some extra work that I have taken upon myself to make easy for you.
Costa Rican men are central American men that will rock your world with dance, love, and respect.

Before you take that trip to Costa Rica, check out online dating using the ultimate guide for online dating to help you perfect your move.

If you already have an experience with Costa Rican men, you can share with me on the comment section below.

Do have a good vacation and a wonderful experience!

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