Know thyself: meet your signature cocktail at Bebedero
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Drinks
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Know thyself: meet your signature cocktail at Bebedero

Natalia Diaz - August 17, 2018

There’s a bar in the heart of San José with a menu full of flavors and textures that you can mix at your whim. Bebedero, a sophisticated…

5 good restaurants in La Fortuna, from pizza to parrilla
Arenal
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Arenal
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5 good restaurants in La Fortuna, from pizza to parrilla

Michael Krumholtz - April 24, 2017

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — We ate at more eateries here than we could name, and we almost always found some little detail we didn't like. Still, at times we enjoyed…

5 good hotels, 5 good restaurants in Manuel Antonio and Quepos
Central Pacific Coast
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Central Pacific Coast
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5 good hotels, 5 good restaurants in Manuel Antonio and Quepos

Karl Kahler - October 20, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — Reviewing hotels and restaurants in this place, we felt like mosquitoes at a nudist colony: We were very happy to be here, but we hardly…

Treintaycinco craft brewery opens doors to public
Central Valley
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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…

Relaxing in style in Granada, Nicaragua’s best hotels and spas
Central America
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Central America
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Relaxing in style in Granada, Nicaragua’s best hotels and spas

Michael Krumholtz - September 8, 2016

There are plenty of vacations in Central America that can treat the adrenaline-seeker or those travelers who like to go off the beaten path. There are other types of…

Santa Ana: 5 good hotels, 5 good restaurants
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Dining
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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
Central Valley
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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…

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

San José IPA: Is this the best beer in Costa Rica?
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Drinks
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San José IPA: Is this the best beer in Costa Rica?

Michael Krumholtz - November 29, 2015

At first he won't admit it. When Costa Rican craft beer brewer and micropub owner Adolfo Marín is asked about his favorite beer in the country, he's hesitant to…

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VIDEO: Making mead in Alajuela

Robert Isenberg - April 17, 2015

https://vimeo.com/125170895 What’s the buzz on Costa Rica Meadery? After two years, the tiny operation is doing pretty well: It just won a silver medal at Mazer Cup…