4 ways San José excels in urbanism – no, that’s not a typo
Glass half full
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Glass half full
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4 ways San José excels in urbanism – no, that’s not a typo

Joe Baur - November 13, 2014

A car runs a stop sign, almost taking a mother and her small child along for a ride on the hood. People walk alongside a highway because it's…

A love letter to Costa Rica’s second language
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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A love letter to Costa Rica’s second language

Katherine Stanley - November 10, 2014

People who visit Costa Rica love many different things about it – its commitment to peace, its empty beaches, the epic kindness of its people, the way…

She’s her own woman, not a ‘Keylorette’
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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She’s her own woman, not a ‘Keylorette’

Tomás Quesada Alpízar - November 3, 2014

“Her name is Dinnia, not Keylar.” This was the phrase that filled social media networks in a loud, clear voice a few days ago, as private and…

Arts and Culture
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Sonámbulo launches long-awaited new album

Katherine Stanley - November 3, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1BpnJvgKxc#t=209 Recommended: 'Psychotropic' Sonámbulo readies for U.S. The day is finally here: Popular Costa Rican band Sonámbulo has announced the launch of its hotly anticipated new album,…

Haunted tree holds sway in San Ramón
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Haunted tree holds sway in San Ramón

Mitzi Stark - October 31, 2014

There are haunted houses and haunted caves – but San Ramón has a haunted tree. It’s not sprouting ghosts or sheltering goblins, but some very strange things…

How to grow your own pejibayes (and make the ultimate rainy-season soup)
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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How to grow your own pejibayes (and make the ultimate rainy-season soup)

Ed Bernhardt - October 25, 2014

Visitors to Costa Rica during the rainy season will come across the pejibaye harvest in local markets.  This unusual fruit comes from a tropical palm, often called…

Project provides prosthetic limbs, new hope for Costa Ricans
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Project provides prosthetic limbs, new hope for Costa Ricans

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 18, 2014

Every once in a while, special people come along who think nothing of helping others. In Guanacaste, five Costa Ricans who lost their legs in accidents found…

When ‘politician’ is a dirty word
Latin America
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Latin America
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When ‘politician’ is a dirty word

Tomás Quesada-Alpízar - October 13, 2014

Dear Tico Times Readers, I am proud to introduce a new monthly column of political opinion that will examine not only Costa Rican politics but also regional…

Top tips for avoiding snake bites in the garden
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Top tips for avoiding snake bites in the garden

Ed Bernhardt - October 11, 2014

Just the mention of snakes makes most of us squirm with a bit of fear, and seeing one face-to-face can push the panic button. This country has…

Solving the human-jaguar conundrum, farm by farm
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Solving the human-jaguar conundrum, farm by farm

Mitzi Stark - October 11, 2014

It’s not easy for humans and wildlife to live next to each other, and in Costa Rica, one of the primary examples of this has long been…