Montezuma: A tropical retreat with rainforest and beaches
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Montezuma: A tropical retreat with rainforest and beaches

The Tico Times - January 4, 2019

The ultimate tropical escape can be found with these stunning activities across Montezuma, Costa Rica. The tropical paradise of Costa Rica may feel like a very long…

Bullfighting ‘a la tica’: The controversial end-of-year tradition in Costa Rica
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Bullfights
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Bullfighting ‘a la tica’: The controversial end-of-year tradition in Costa Rica

Juliana Metheyer / AFP - January 3, 2019

Three people dressed as Batman, Chapulín Colorado and Superman move expectantly among a small crowd until a bull comes out in a rage and pursues them. They…

Reports: Keylor Navas signs extension with Real Madrid
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Reports: Keylor Navas signs extension with Real Madrid

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 3, 2019

Costa Rican soccer superstar Keylor Navas is staying put. Despite rumors linking him to the Premier League, the tico goalkeeper has reportedly signed a one-year extension with…

GOPlaya Beach of the Week: Mangos Beach
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GOPlaya Beach of the Week: Mangos Beach

The Tico Times - January 3, 2019

It's the height of the vacation season in Costa Rica, which can make finding peace and quiet at the beach a rarity. Enter Mangos Beach, which is…

Tico Times #TBT: Costa Rican aviation
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Tico Times #TBT
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Tico Times #TBT: Costa Rican aviation

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 3, 2019

The jet age has helped transform Costa Rica into a vacation destination for people worldwide. In today's #TBT, we look at how aviation has changed in Costa…

On fitness, wellness and other demons: Basketball in Costa Rica
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On fitness, wellness and other demons: Basketball in Costa Rica

María José Braddick Serrano - January 2, 2019

Basketball is not Costa Rica’s most popular sport, but it has been been my favorite sport since 2006, when I discovered there is an organized league here.…

Tico Times Weekly Digest
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ICYMI: The Tico Times Yearly Digest: 2018 in review

The Tico Times - January 2, 2019

  In case you missed it (ICYMI), editor Alexander Villegas recaps a busy 2018 in Costa Rica.   Read the stories featured in the video: Candidates kick…

Costa Rica closes 2018 with decrease in homicides
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Costa Rica closes 2018 with decrease in homicides

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 1, 2019

For the first time since 2012, Costa Rica closed a year with a decrease in the number of homicides. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) recorded 587 homicides…

Happy New Year from The Tico Times
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Happy New Year from The Tico Times

The Tico Times - January 1, 2019

From our family to yours: Whether you're welcoming 2019 from San José, elsewhere in Costa Rica or anyplace in the world, The Tico Times wishes you peace,…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2018

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations,…