About Us

The Tico Times is an English-language online media organization based in San José, Costa Rica. Founded in 1956 by Elisabeth Dyer and a group of Lincoln School students, we offer a unique perspective on the news in Costa Rica and the world. For half a century The Tico Times established itself as the leading source of English-language news in the region, first as a weekly print newspaper, and later as a Web-only publication.

In January 2014, we launched our new-and-improved website and logo. Check us out on your mobile device and tablet, as well as on our social media sites Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Tico Times is free to access, and our business is supported by advertising. Our mission is to continue The Tico Times’ legacy of quality reporting, environmental coverage, community news and quality photography, while adding more multimedia content and technological tools.

We always have been, and remain, a Costa Rican company.


Contact Us

Phone: +(506) 4000-0838.

To share editorial ideas, comments or news tips, please email Katherine Stanley Obando, Editor, kstanley@ticotimes.net

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1981: IAPA-Pedro G. Beltrán Award for distinguished service to the community
1985: Special Citation, Maria Moors Cabot Awards
1990: National Conservation Prize
1995: IAPA Grand Prize for Press Freedom
1998: Salvation Army Others Award, National Tourism Chamber Media Award
2015: The Alberto Martén Chavarría Award for best journalistic work in the area of social responsibility, American-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce Social Responsibility in Action Awards

In Memoriam

Linda Frazier