5 things you might not know about patacones
Cooking
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Cooking
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5 things you might not know about patacones

Jack Donnelly - November 6, 2017

Take a hard green plantain (plátano), cut it crosswise into rounds, fry them in oil, mash them flat, and fry them in oil again. If this doesn’t…

Road safety in Costa Rica: the law of the jungle must rule no more
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Road safety in Costa Rica: the law of the jungle must rule no more

Roberto Guzmán - October 23, 2017

In the wake of the killing of another athlete in Costa Rica by a drunk driver, we feel impelled to republish this op-ed from Jan. 2017, which…

Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide
Global
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Global
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Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

Jill Replogle - October 16, 2017

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous Peoples Day, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Day of the…

La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses

Katherine Stanley - September 21, 2017

Recommended: Leave your wheels at home for Car Free Day 2017  Every year since I became a mom, I’ve tried to spend one month in the States with…

Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

See also: You can't speak Spanish without huevos What’s the sound of one hand clapping? In Costa Rica, it’s a delicious little snap-snap-snap made by holding the…

PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see

Lindsay Fendt - September 11, 2017

There was a time, not so long ago, when sloths were not considered adorable. That time has now passed and here at The Tico Times we want to…

How to beat the rainy season with kids
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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How to beat the rainy season with kids

Jill Replogle and Katherine Stanley - September 8, 2017

Updated from the original version published on Oct. 14, 2015. I come from dry places. I am relatively new at motherhood. I am relatively new to Costa…

Higher and ampler sales tax recommended
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Business
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Higher and ampler sales tax recommended

John Connor - August 2, 2017

The Costa Rican government is very interested in forming part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD http://www.oecd.org/ ). The OECD is formed by 35…

Costa Rica
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Millions expected in annual Costa Rica pilgrimage

Diego H - August 1, 2017

From the print edition Nearly 400 years ago, a small black stone statue of a Madonna and child was discovered perched on a boulder in the forest…

Costa Rica launches plan to curb violence against women
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches plan to curb violence against women

L. Arias - June 27, 2017

Days after a man caught on camera beating a woman in the street in San José was ordered to pay a fine of only $78, the National…