There’s still time to get to Costa Rica’s book fair – here’s why you should
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There’s still time to get to Costa Rica’s book fair – here’s why you should

Mitzi Stark - August 28, 2018

The Book Fair is on, and there's still time to attend! For the 19th year in a row, the Antigua Aduana building on Calle 23, Avenidas 7-9,…

Bryn’s ‘pura vida’: how Costa Rica inspired a teenager’s musical legacy
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Arts & Culture
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Bryn’s ‘pura vida’: how Costa Rica inspired a teenager’s musical legacy

Elizabeth Lang - July 25, 2018

The year is 1998. A couple in Langley, British Columbia, is excited to welcome their first and only child: Bryn Hutchinson. Bryn’s parents are Marian Buechert, a…

Jacob Babchuk Gallery launches exhibit at Juan Santamaría Airport
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Jacob Babchuk Gallery launches exhibit at Juan Santamaría Airport

Elizabeth Lang - July 12, 2018

The Jacob Babchuk Gallery in Escazú has displayed works from its private art collection for the enjoyment of the public at the Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO), located…

PHOTOS: International Museum Day in Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: International Museum Day in Costa Rica

Mitzi Stark - May 21, 2018

May 18 is International Museum Day, and Costa Rica celebrated with 31 mini-museums all in one at the Casa del Cuño behind the Antigua Aduana building in…

PHOTOS: The annual Oxcart Parade in Atenas, Alajuela
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PHOTOS: The annual Oxcart Parade in Atenas, Alajuela

The Tico Times - April 24, 2018

Atenas celebrated its annual Oxcart Parade on Sunday, reminding all onlookers in the Alajuela town of the importance of oxen and oxcarts to Costa Rican history and…

Tamarindo gears up for Art Wave Festival
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Tamarindo gears up for Art Wave Festival

Ellen Zoe Golden - January 23, 2018

Tamarindo is preparing for another cultural immersion: the 2018 Tamarindo Art Wave is coming to town on Jan. 25-27. This year’s version of the popular festival will…

Our favorite Weekend Arts Spotlight interviews of 2017
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Our favorite Weekend Arts Spotlight interviews of 2017

The Tico Times - January 1, 2018

During the past year, we interviewed many cultural figures within the disciplines of art, music, photography and dance. We talked with people who have used art as…

What to do during the high season: a few of our favorite summer events
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What to do during the high season: a few of our favorite summer events

Katherine Stanley - December 18, 2017

With not only Christmas and New Year’s upon us, but also the best weather of the year in much of the country – sunny, dry and breezy…

The art and humor of Hugo Díaz lives on at an Alajuela exhibit
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Art Walks
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The art and humor of Hugo Díaz lives on at an Alajuela exhibit

Mitzi Stark - October 4, 2017

Recommended: 5 questions for a Costa Rican cartoonist Political cartoonist Hugo Díaz died in 2001, but he left a legacy of 7,000 drawings to help keep his…

PHOTOS: Afro-Caribbean Day in Limón
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PHOTOS: Afro-Caribbean Day in Limón

KRISTEL SEGEREN - September 1, 2017

Each year, Costa Rica’s Caribbean port town Limón throws a party on Aug. 31 to celebrate its vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture. The main event is a parade, which…