What it means “Tico”?
Tico is an idiomatic term used for a native of Costa Rica. Costa Ricans are commonly referred to as ticos themselves, as well as people from other Hispanic countries.
Tiko and tika (masculine and feminine) are colloquial terms that Costa Ricans have given themselves due to their linguistic tendency to add the diminutive tiko at the end of words.
What’s unique to Costa Rica is the use of this suffix to denote affection. Words ending in -ico, -ica, -tico, -tica not only mean small, but they also represent affection and similar sweet feelings.