Santa Ana: 5 good hotels, 5 good restaurants
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Santa Ana: 5 good hotels, 5 good restaurants

Karl Kahler - July 29, 2016

This report is sponsored in part by:   SANTA ANA, San José — Here on the edge of urban boom and bucolic bliss, there are a dozen…

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…

5 great places to have a picnic in Costa Rica
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5 great places to have a picnic in Costa Rica

Karl Kahler - July 3, 2016

Sure, the Cervecería Costa Rica in Alajuela is a great place to have a Fourth of July picnic, but after those Nathan’s hot dogs are gone, where…

Ceviche Tour invites public to help pick Costa Rica’s best raw fish dish
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Ceviche Tour invites public to help pick Costa Rica’s best raw fish dish

Karl Kahler - May 10, 2016

If you like your fish raw, yet well done, you may want to sample some of the entries in a monthlong contest to honor Costa Rica’s best…

Tamarindo’s Patagonia Del Mar gets seafood right
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Tamarindo’s Patagonia Del Mar gets seafood right

Karl Kahler - May 5, 2015

Mauro Camera didn’t need to open a third restaurant in Tamarindo — his Bamboo Sushi Club and Patagonia Argentinian Grill were already local favorites. But then someone…

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Hamburger helpers: The Hamburguesía cooking kit

Robert Isenberg - April 19, 2015

  Gourmet hamburgers are a global trend, and in a cattle-rich country like Costa Rica, you can expect some palatable patties. But at Hamburguesía Costa Rica, the…

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Whole fish: Everything but the innards

Robert Isenberg - April 17, 2015

If you had a landlocked childhood, you may think of fish as a) a slab of white meat full of tiny bones, b) a pink slush that…

McTico? How US fast food caters to Costa Rica
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Dining
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McTico? How US fast food caters to Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - April 12, 2015

When you have more than 14,000 restaurants in 116 countries, you must accept a difficult truth: Not everybody eats the same thing. Some abhor beef, others abstain…

Old recipe, new twist
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Dining
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Old recipe, new twist

Robert Isenberg - March 21, 2015

Black bean soup is as old as the hills – but this version at El Sano Banano made the recipe seem new again. Thick, savory, and delicious,…

Café Rojo and Libros Duluoz make the perfect pair in Barrio Amón
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Arts and Culture
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Café Rojo and Libros Duluoz make the perfect pair in Barrio Amón

Robert Isenberg - November 1, 2014

Café Rojo is cute. The red sign hanging from the iron gate is cute. The one-room dining room is cute. Slatted wood tables out front are cute.…