A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers

Todd Staley - February 7, 2019

Many people applauded Costa Rica for outlawing shrimp trawling last year. The new ruling has survived many court challenges and even today the shrimp industry and INCOPESCA,…

Inside Limón’s plan to develop as a tourist hotspot
Tico Times Deep Dive
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Tico Times Deep Dive
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Inside Limón’s plan to develop as a tourist hotspot

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 1, 2019

The president of Limón’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Rubén Acón, wants to bolster the Caribbean city as a top tourism destination in Costa Rica. Their…

Off the eaten path: Pollos Male
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Pollos Male

William Ayre - February 1, 2019

For more than 20 years, there’s been a fire burning nearly every day in Escazú. To find it, look for a smokestack towering up in the sky…

Friends launch GOPlaya website to explore more than 200 beaches in Costa Rica
Beach Living
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Beach Living
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Friends launch GOPlaya website to explore more than 200 beaches in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 1, 2019

Costa Rica boasts hundreds of beaches across more than 800 miles of coastline. For a year, Carlos Alpízar and José Pablo Alfaro set out to explore them.…

Slothy Sundays: A dangerous dump
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Slothy Sundays: A dangerous dump

The Tico Times - January 27, 2019

Sloths have little reason to leave the safety of the rain forest canopy, but once a week the sluggish mammals descend to the base of their favorite…

Slothy Sundays: A topsy-turvy world
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Slothy Sundays: A topsy-turvy world

The Tico Times - January 20, 2019

Did you know that sloths spend 90 percent of their time upside down? Equipping wild sloths with backpacks that track their movements, a researcher in Costa Rica…

Costa Rica closes 2018 with decrease in homicides
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica closes 2018 with decrease in homicides

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 1, 2019

For the first time since 2012, Costa Rica closed a year with a decrease in the number of homicides. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) recorded 587 homicides…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2018

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations,…

Off the eaten path: The best of 2018
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: The best of 2018

The Tico Times - December 28, 2018

We debuted a lot of things in 2018 and one of our favorites was our new dining and nightlife column “Off the Eaten Path.” This column focuses…

Year in Review: Our top photos of 2018
Photos & Video
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Photos & Video
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Year in Review: Our top photos of 2018

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 26, 2018

Costa Rica is an incredibly photogenic country, and we have enjoyed chronicling our adventures throughout the year. Below are our some of our favorite images of 2018.…