Hiking Chirripó: Journey to the top of the world
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Hiking Chirripó: Journey to the top of the world

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 29, 2018

CERRO CHIRRIPÓ — My biggest piece of advice as you hike Costa Rica’s tallest mountain: Don’t look up. If you do, you’ll understand exactly how much farther…

Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Dec. 28, 2018)
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Tico Times: Letters to the Editor (Dec. 28, 2018)

The Tico Times - December 28, 2018

The Tico Times is proud to be an independent, English-language news source in Costa Rica. Our readers regularly submit editorials and responses to our articles; we appreciate…

Year in Review: Our most-read stories of 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Year in Review: Our most-read stories of 2018

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 27, 2018

From elections to protests to immigration, 2018 was a newsworthy year in Costa Rica and the region. The Tico Times kept you informed throughout all of the…

Year in Review: Our top photos of 2018
Photos & Video
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Photos & Video
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Year in Review: Our top photos of 2018

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 26, 2018

Costa Rica is an incredibly photogenic country, and we have enjoyed chronicling our adventures throughout the year. Below are our some of our favorite images of 2018.…

Merry Christmas!
The Tico Times
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The Tico Times
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Merry Christmas!

The Tico Times - December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas to you, your family and friends! All of us at The Tico Times wish you the best of holidays with your loved ones, and a…

Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene

Elizabeth Lang - December 24, 2018

At Christmas time in Costa Rica, Nativity scenes, or portales, come in all different shapes and sizes, with just as many variations in the way they are…

The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps
Holidays
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Holidays
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The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps

The Tico Times - December 24, 2018

In Costa Rica, we don’t have sleigh rides or the white Christmases of movie fame – but we do have celebrations filled with delicious food and drinks,…

Herediano stuns Saprissa and wins Apertura 2018
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Herediano stuns Saprissa and wins Apertura 2018

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 24, 2018

Club Sport Herediano stunned Deportivo Saprissa, 3-2 (5-4 aggregate), on Sunday night to win Costa Rica's Apertura championship. "El Team" silenced a sold-out Ricardo Saprissa Aymá Stadium…

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a journalist who fights Ortega’s regime in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a journalist who fights Ortega’s regime in Nicaragua

Denis Rousseau and Julia Ríos / AFP; Translated by The Tico Times - December 23, 2018

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, who has covered corruption for more than a decade, faces the wrath of the government whose police raided and occupied the offices…

Pic of the Day: Rainbow over Santo Domingo
Photography
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Photography
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Pic of the Day: Rainbow over Santo Domingo

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 22, 2018

SANTO DOMINGO, Heredia — Sunshine turned to cloudiness and a light rain Friday afternoon, but the result was a brilliant (but brief) rainbow over Costa Rica.