Juan Santamaría Day, a shrimp festival and other happenings in Costa Rica
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Juan Santamaría Day, a shrimp festival and other happenings in Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - April 11, 2014

Juan Santamaría Day One hundred fifty-eight years ago, a young Costa Rican soldier named Juan Santamaría volunteered to singlehandedly attack a compound of slave-holding mercenaries. According to…

Tico circus, climatic film festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Tico circus, climatic film festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - April 4, 2014

Mamma FIA! Where do you start with the International Arts Festival? It can seem pretty overwhelming, with its hundreds of events in various venues throughout the capital,…

Volcano marathon, a culinary challenge, and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Volcano marathon, a culinary challenge, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - March 28, 2014

The Challenge Irazú It’s a marathon. On mountain trails. Around a volcano. Sound intense? It is. The Challenge Irazú combines multiple races on one action-packed day, which…

Sphere Festival, surfing nostalgia, and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Sphere Festival, surfing nostalgia, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - March 21, 2014

Sphere Festival Sculpted from solid stone and flawlessly curved, the pre-Columbian spheres of Costa Rica are manmade wonders. The Festival de las Esferas celebrates Costa Rica’s cultural…

A jungle concert, St. Paddy’s Day, and other stuff happening in Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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A jungle concert, St. Paddy’s Day, and other stuff happening in Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - March 14, 2014

Caricaco Music and Arts Festival The stars have aligned: Caricaco is (a) an excuse to visit the bucolic town of Nosara, (b) an all-star lineup of Costa…

Arts Festival in Jacó, and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Arts Festival in Jacó, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - March 7, 2014

Jacó Arts Festival If there’s one thing people know how to do in Jacó, it’s party. But unlike the usual after-surf drinking binges, the Jacó Arts Festival…

Costa Rica vs. Paraguay, Oscar Festivals and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Costa Rica vs. Paraguay, Oscar Festivals and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - February 28, 2014

Film: Oscar and Golden Globe Festival Why is everyone raving about “Dallas Buyers Club”? Is Leonardo DiCaprio really that amazing in “The Wolf of Wall Street”? Head…

Craft beer bonanza, and other happenings in Costa Rica
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Craft beer bonanza, and other happenings in Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - February 14, 2014

Costa Ballena Craft Beer Fest Not long ago, “cerveza artisenal” was a foreign concept in Costa Rica. But today, the craft beer revolution is in full swing.…

A colossal paint party, and other happenings in Costa Rica
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A colossal paint party, and other happenings in Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - February 7, 2014

Life in Color If you’ve never heard of “the world’s largest paint party,” imagine a regular old gigantic concert that also involves blasting colored paint out of…

Super Bowl/Elections and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Super Bowl/Elections and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - January 31, 2014

The Super Bowl Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! Feb. 2 is going to mean pandemonium in Costa Rica, partly because of a nail-bitingly close election, and partly because of…