Fun and free in Costa Rica: Halloween masquerade parades
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Halloween masquerade parades

Ilana Long - October 26, 2016

This Halloween, be a part of Costa Rica’s fun and free costumed tradition — fling yourself into the contagious festivals and parades that flood the streets during…

Fun and free in Costa Rica: Art Walk at Avenida Escazú
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Activities
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Art Walk at Avenida Escazú

Ilana Long - October 5, 2016

(In this monthly column, schoolteacher and mom Ilana Long explores fun things to do in Costa Rica that cost absolutely nada.) As each weekend approaches, I like to…

Treintaycinco craft brewery opens doors to public
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Central Valley
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Treintaycinco craft brewery opens doors to public

Jill Replogle - September 14, 2016

Craft beer lovers in Costa Rica have a new place to imbibe while mingling with kindred spirits, listening to great music and trying out some of Costa…

Fun and free in Costa Rica: Sunday aerobics at Parque La Sabana
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Sunday aerobics at Parque La Sabana

Ilana Long - September 12, 2016

Editor’s note: With this story, Tico Times Travel launches a monthly column called “Fun and free in Costa Rica,” by Ilana Long — short dispatches on interesting…

At Grand Masonic Lodge, some of Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets remain just that
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At Grand Masonic Lodge, some of Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets remain just that

Elizabeth V. Soriano - August 22, 2016

While recently perusing Facebook I noticed an upcoming event that piqued my attention: a tour of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Costa Rica, organized by a group…

PHOTOS: ‘Haunted’ Sanatorio Durán is really, truly creepy
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PHOTOS: ‘Haunted’ Sanatorio Durán is really, truly creepy

Karl Kahler - August 8, 2016

PRUSIA, Cartago — On the way home from visiting Sanatorio Durán, the abandoned old hospital said to be the most haunted place in Costa Rica, I received…

Sarchí: Making Costa Rica’s splendid oxcarts is 120-year tradition
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Sarchí: Making Costa Rica’s splendid oxcarts is 120-year tradition

Karl Kahler - August 4, 2016

SARCHÍ, Alajuela — Sarchí is the birthplace of the brilliantly painted oxcarts that are a national symbol of Costa Rica, and the Eloy Alfaro oxcart factory is the epicenter.…

Alajuela Walking Tours bring city’s secrets to light
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Alajuela Walking Tours bring city’s secrets to light

Mitzi Stark - August 1, 2016

Every city has its secrets, every history its dark side. Scandals! Crimes! Duels! But there are also hidden treasures and heroes. Walking tours of Alajuela with historian…

1 day in Valle del Sol, 3 ways to spend it
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Central Valley
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1 day in Valle del Sol, 3 ways to spend it

Karl Kahler - July 27, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — Suppose you had only one day to spend in the (usually) sunny valley of Valle del Sol. What to do? We asked…

University for Peace brings a global community to Ciudad Colón
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University for Peace brings a global community to Ciudad Colón

Karl Kahler - July 25, 2016

CIUDAD COLÓN, San José — Home to the University for Peace, a unique graduate school founded by a U.N. treaty, Ciudad Colón has been called the most…