Sarchí: Making Costa Rica’s splendid oxcarts is 120-year tradition
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Sarchí: Making Costa Rica’s splendid oxcarts is 120-year tradition

Karl Kahler - August 4, 2016

SARCHÍ, Alajuela — Sarchí is the birthplace of the brilliantly painted oxcarts that are a national symbol of Costa Rica, and the Eloy Alfaro oxcart factory is the epicenter.…

12 Days of Pura Vida: Our picks for this year’s best Costa Rican-made holiday gifts
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Arts and Culture
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12 Days of Pura Vida: Our picks for this year’s best Costa Rican-made holiday gifts

Elizabeth Lang - December 14, 2015

Forget that partridge in a pear tree. With the jolliest time of the year upon us, why not fill your shopping list with products handcrafted in Costa…

Popular brand PuercoSpin opens its own store in San Pedro
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Arts and Culture
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Popular brand PuercoSpin opens its own store in San Pedro

Elizabeth Lang - November 30, 2015

The Costa Rican designer Federico Martínez and Chilean designer Pablo Ruiz took their brand PuercoSpin to a new level last week when they inaugurated their own store in San…

5 things you should know about the newly opened City Mall
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5 things you should know about the newly opened City Mall

Lindsay Fendt - November 15, 2015

Update Nov. 16 7:26 a.m.: Part of the City Mall parking lot flooded Sunday afternoon after strong rains soaked Alajuela. Firemen report that the flooding was caused when…

Black Friday in Costa Rica: Half of Ticos surveyed plan to shop
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Black Friday in Costa Rica: Half of Ticos surveyed plan to shop

L. Arias - November 10, 2015

Costa Rican consumers are increasingly joining the trend of starting their holiday shopping on Black Friday or “Viernes Negro.” The made-in-the-U.S. shopping date is currently “known and accepted” by more…

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Street painters in San José

Robert Isenberg - March 26, 2015

San José is full of hawkers, and most of them sell junk. They watch over piles of shoes, purses, or used remote controls. When the police show…

Tranquil Black Friday passes in Escazú
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Tranquil Black Friday passes in Escazú

Robert Isenberg - November 28, 2014