Great food for local causes: ‘Festival de Vida’ begins in Atenas
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Events
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Great food for local causes: ‘Festival de Vida’ begins in Atenas

Elizabeth Lang - March 9, 2018

For three days, the Central Park of Atenas, Alajuela, will host the Festival de Vida (Festival of Life) including more than 30 different food stands. Visitors can…

On Women’s Day, a former First Lady of Costa Rica nears a milestone
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Film
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On Women’s Day, a former First Lady of Costa Rica nears a milestone

Katherine Stanley - March 8, 2018

This week, a special Washington, DC screening of the documentary film "First Lady of the Revolution" honored the life of Henrietta Boggs, the U.S. citizen who became…

Kids Saving the Rainforest: the Costa Rican initiative that’s gone global
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Changemakers
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Kids Saving the Rainforest: the Costa Rican initiative that’s gone global

Ellen Zoe Golden - February 26, 2018

In the last year, the Kids Saving the Rainforest organization, headquartered in Manuel Antonio on Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast, has made great strides toward continuing the…

National Geographic-Lindblad Expeditions ship makes first visit to Osa Peninsula
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Cruises
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National Geographic-Lindblad Expeditions ship makes first visit to Osa Peninsula

The Tico Times - December 8, 2017

National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions touched down for the first time on Costa Rica's renowned Osa Peninsula this week for a visit to the Caminos de Osa…

Osa Peninsula organization promotes human development, conservation
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Giving Back
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Osa Peninsula organization promotes human development, conservation

Randall Ureña - December 6, 2017

In the middle of the lush rainforest of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, the Corcovado de Carate Integral Development Association, or ADI Corcovado Carate, was created in 2012 by…

CRUSA, Amigos of Costa Rica launch Tico Times philanthropy news section
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Changemakers
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CRUSA, Amigos of Costa Rica launch Tico Times philanthropy news section

David Gutiérrez and Muni Figueres - November 28, 2017

Costa Rica is a small country that has never been afraid to take on big challenges – and it’s clear that spirit is contagious. Every day, Costa Ricans,…

New alliances seek to boost Costa Rica’s sustainable agricultural, fishing exports
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Business
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New alliances seek to boost Costa Rica’s sustainable agricultural, fishing exports

The Tico Times - November 27, 2017

Two new public-private alliances seek to open new doors for Costa Rica in international markets by building sustainable green and blue value chains that protect the country's…

A day in the life of a beach crusader in Costa Rica
A Day in the Life
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A Day in the Life
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A day in the life of a beach crusader in Costa Rica

Carolina Sevilla - November 21, 2017

I spend my time between the beach and San José. In both places, I have my morning rituals. When I’m at the beach, I usually wake up…

The power of kindness: Karma Tribe in Costa Rica
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Giving Back
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The power of kindness: Karma Tribe in Costa Rica

Pavi Ramani - November 15, 2017

I arrived in Costa Rica a year ago to teach English to third graders at a private school in Jacó. My Spanish was limited to “¿A qué…

Juvenile detention center inaugurates new facility for teen mothers
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Giving Back
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Juvenile detention center inaugurates new facility for teen mothers

Katherine Stanley - November 10, 2017

The Zurquí Juvenile Formation Center in San Luis de Santo Domingo de Heredia, north of San José, has inaugurated a new facility where teen mothers who have…