The Urban Dictionary defines a Gringas as: A female native speaker of English, unrelated to race. Gringa is often defined as disparaging slang for a foreign female in Latin America.
But that’s no longer true in Costa Rica, if it ever was. We are gringos, the locals are ticos.
However, there is another kind of Gringa to be found in Costa Rica and throughout Latin America: A variety of tacos which uses as a base a quesadilla, consisting of a flour tortilla filled with cheese and “al pastor” meat, topped with cheese. This is then grilled in the same manner as a quesadilla.