What to do this Valentine’s Day
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Dining and Nightlife
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What to do this Valentine’s Day

Elizabeth Lang - February 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day, or el Día del Amor y la Amistad in Costa Rica, is right around the corner – and as usual, a wide range of hotels…

Costa Rican craft beers score big at international competition
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Costa Rican craft beers score big at international competition

Michael Krumholtz - October 4, 2016

Costa Rica's young craft beer scene has grown up in a big way over the past few years. The country's brewers won a flurry of medals at the…

Why Manuel Antonio and Quepos are king of the hill in Costa Rican tourism
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Costa Rica
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Why Manuel Antonio and Quepos are king of the hill in Costa Rican tourism

The Tico Times - October 3, 2016

Have you heard of this place called Manuel Antonio? It’s got the most popular national park in Costa Rica, a gleaming new marina in nearby Quepos and…

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…

Giving guaro a second sip
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Giving guaro a second sip

Zach Dyer - August 12, 2016

It was blue when it showed up. I mean, really blue. I was on my first trip to Costa Rica and I wanted to try something local,…

Santa Ana: 5 good hotels, 5 good restaurants
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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
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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…

San José’s Feria de Chocolate highlights growth in Costa Rican chocolate industry
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Chocolate watch
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San José’s Feria de Chocolate highlights growth in Costa Rican chocolate industry

Lindsay Fendt - June 24, 2016

Fifty years ago, cacao plantations dominated the Costa Rican lowlands. By 1984, chocolate trees still grew on more than 19,000 hectares of Costa Rican land, but around…

Costa Rica’s best coffee was grown by a newbie farmer
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Costa Rica’s best coffee was grown by a newbie farmer

Zach Dyer - June 14, 2016

LOURDES DE CIRRÍ, Alajuela — It looked like rain when Francisco Mena got into his truck with one of his two daughters, 12-year-old Alessia, to go look for…

VIDEO: This is how you cup coffee
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VIDEO: This is how you cup coffee

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - May 26, 2016

Ever wondered how the experts know good café when they taste it? When judges traveled to Costa Rica from all over the world to award the Cup of…