Our favorite photos of motherhood in Costa Rica through the years

August 15, 2018

As The Tico Times celebrates Mother’s Day this year, we’re looking back at some of our favorite stories and images featuring mothers in Costa Rica (including sloths. Because baby sloths). Take a look:

Three generations watch the Independence Day parade in Santo Domingo: (from right) grandmother Elisa Ramirez Sanchez, mother Cinthya Gonzales Ramirez and daughter María Paz Mora. Priscilla Mora/Colectivo Nómada for The Tico Times
Mother and baby sloth. The Tico Times
My ID band from Calderón Guardia. Jill Replogle/The Tico Times

In 2015, then-Managing Editor Jill Replogle recounted her experience giving birth at the public Hospital Calderón Guardia…

Gabriela and partner Marco welcome baby Isla. Courtesy of Gabriela Díaz Musmanni

…and Gabriela Díaz, a former Tico Times reporter, took us through her experience at the Hospital CIMA.

Don German Lopez Martinez
Germán López Martínez, age 90, visits his mother Olivia Martínez, who died in 1971, on Mother's Day 2016 in San José. Arnaldo González/The Tico Times

Photographer Arnaldo González explored the exuberant and solemn moments of Mother’s Day 2016 in Chepe.

So teeny. So tiny. So ready for some chamomile tea and a heavy sweater. Alberto Font/The Tico Times

Managing Editor Katherine Stanley shared the mothering tips she’s learned from Costa Rica, “whether I liked it or not.”

mom and baby whale
Most whales around Ballena National Marine Park are seen in pairs: mother and child. Kristel Segeren/The Tico Times
Sloth mother and baby.
Sloth mother and baby in Costa Rica. James Kaiser
Denise Vidal celebrates Costa Rica independence.
Denise Vidal from the Escuela España participates with her mother in the Desfile de Faroles at Parque Central in San José, on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Alberto Font/The Tico Times

 

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