A water park in Aserrí proves to be more adventure than expected
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A water park in Aserrí proves to be more adventure than expected

Michael Krumholtz - November 9, 2016

ASERRI, San José — During our trek into the mountains south of San José, as we made the continuous climb on treacherous and narrow roads, my girlfriend said to…

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

Karl Kahler - 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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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Art Walk at Avenida Escazú

Karl Kahler - 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…

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

Karl Kahler - 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…

Why historic Santa Ana is Costa Rica’s hottest boomtown
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Why historic Santa Ana is Costa Rica’s hottest boomtown

Karl Kahler - July 5, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — Just south of Lindora’s Miami-style “Golden Mile,” past the coming-soon Maserati dealership, the Quizno’s, the Taco Bell and the Caterpillar lot, there’s a…

Tamarindo Art Wave to showcase local, national and international artists
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Tamarindo Art Wave to showcase local, national and international artists

Karl Kahler - June 15, 2016

The town of Tamarindo, best known for its beaches and nightlife, is inviting the world to see its artsy side for a change. For years, there have…

Drinking contraband guaro with Sámara’s living legend, Don Polo
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Drinking contraband guaro with Sámara’s living legend, Don Polo

Michael Krumholtz - May 27, 2016

When the 89-year-old man with his belly protruding from his half-buttoned tropical shirt poured me a full shot of contraband guaro at 10 o'clock in the morning,…

Atenas: The world’s best climate explored (briefly)
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Atenas: The world’s best climate explored (briefly)

Peter Majerle - April 1, 2015

When National Geographic first acknowledged Atenas for having the best weather in the world (or el mejor clima del mundo as you’ll see plastered across buses passing…

Parrita: How green was the valley
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Parrita: How green was the valley

Robert Isenberg - March 19, 2015

Most travelers don’t spend much time in Parrita. Except for an annual Mule Festival, the town doesn’t have much going for it. But Parrita is a great…

You haven’t had coffee until you’ve tried this
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You haven’t had coffee until you’ve tried this

Peter Majerle - March 16, 2015

The chorreador is Costa Rican coffee purists' way of brewing their joe. Even as recent as 25 years ago, many homes and businesses only used this technique…