Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares
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Environment and Wildlife
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Only in Costa Rica: the zombie wasp that gives alien spiders nightmares

Lindsay Fendt - February 7, 2018

Despite being completely non-threatening to humans, the golden orb weaver spider (Plesiometa argyra) has acid-yellow spots and pincer-like legs, and is as broad as a human fist. In…

The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants
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Into the Wild
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The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants

Lindsay Fendt - January 25, 2018

When looking for wildlife in Costa Rica, it’s easy to become fixated on the unusual mammals and vibrant birds, but one of the country’s most complex creatures…

PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see

Lindsay Fendt - September 11, 2017

There was a time, not so long ago, when sloths were not considered adorable. That time has now passed and here at The Tico Times we want to…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica mourns death of former President Luis Alberto Monge
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica mourns death of former President Luis Alberto Monge

Lindsay Fendt - December 2, 2016

Lawmakers, former presidents and thousands of Costa Ricans gathered at the Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown San José Thursday for the funeral of former President Luis Alberto Monge.…

Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival is rising star in artisanal food movement
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Chocolate watch
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Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival is rising star in artisanal food movement

Lindsay Fendt - October 31, 2016

PUERTO VIEJO, Limón — Spice-laden chocolate bars, whisky-filled truffles and raw cacao drinks filled the tables at the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival this weekend. Hopeful attendants for the…

Costa Rica’s crocodile conflict
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s crocodile conflict

Lindsay Fendt - August 23, 2016

Around 7 a.m. on July 22, 59-year-old Jon Becker had finished surfing off of Tamarindo’s Playa Grande. Becker put one foot in the Playa Grande Estuary, which…

Park ranger to serve 12-year prison sentence for attempted murder
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Costa Rica
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Park ranger to serve 12-year prison sentence for attempted murder

Lindsay Fendt - August 11, 2016

After losing an appeal, Costa Rican Park Ranger Mauricio Steller, 32, turned himself in to prison guards Wednesday to begin a 12-year sentence. Steller was convicted last…

Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature
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Costa Rica
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Fight over shrimp trawling continues in legislature

Lindsay Fendt - August 10, 2016

With the start of the new legislative session last week, the government has resumed a battle in the environmental commission over a controversial shrimp trawling bill. The…

PHOTOS: Thousands walk to Cartago to visit ‘La Negrita’
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Thousands walk to Cartago to visit ‘La Negrita’

The Tico Times - August 2, 2016

Every year, an estimated two million people from across Central America leave their homes and walk to the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles in Cartago, east of…

US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack
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Costa Rica
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US surfer loses leg in Tamarindo crocodile attack

Lindsay Fendt - July 22, 2016

UPDATED at 2:30 p.m. July 23 A U.S. tourist had his right leg amputated Friday afternoon after a crocodile attacked him near the Playa Grande estuary in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The…