Little Theatre Group nails Tennessee Williams classic ‘The Glass Menagerie’
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Little Theatre Group nails Tennessee Williams classic ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Susan Hall Liang - February 15, 2014

The Little Theatre Group has once again put on a jewel of a play. It helps when it’s written by the all-time-wonderful Tennessee Williams. It also helps…

Florists pining for customers on Valentine’s Day amid lower sales
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Florists pining for customers on Valentine’s Day amid lower sales

Zach Dyer - February 14, 2014

Florists in San José’s Central Market are looking to move a lot of roses this Valentine’s Day despite weaker sales in recent years. “The rose is love,…

Dining and Nightlife
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Tico pastry chef to compete in global challenge

Robert Isenberg - February 13, 2014

[caption id="attachment_28452" align="aligncenter" width="450"] [Courtesy The World Association of Chef Societies][/caption]Stand back, Cake Boss: When Edwin Solís heads to Norway for the Global Pastry Chef Challenge, he…

Chicago’s ProbCause and Cofresi set to rock Costa Rica’s Best Fest
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Arts and Culture
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Chicago’s ProbCause and Cofresi set to rock Costa Rica’s Best Fest

David Boddiger - February 7, 2014

I first met Colin “ProbCause” Grimm six years ago when he was working as a delivery driver at the Morseland, a now-defunct North Side Chicago club. I…

El Mangroove a sexy, delicious addition to Guanacaste
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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El Mangroove a sexy, delicious addition to Guanacaste

Ashley Harrell - February 5, 2014

It is The Tico Times policy to conduct reviews anonymously. If we have reviewed your establishment and you disagree with our assessment, you are welcome to comment…

Have you tried a Costa Rican Churchill?
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Around Costa Rica
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Have you tried a Costa Rican Churchill?

Mitzi Stark - February 4, 2014

On a recent trip to the port city of Puntarenas, I noticed a bunch of signs advertising “Churchills.” All along the Paseo de Turistas, restaurants and stands…

Bandits steal thousands of boxes of crackers from parking lot in Alajuela
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Bandits steal thousands of boxes of crackers from parking lot in Alajuela

Zach Dyer - January 30, 2014

Two suspects stole upwards of 3,000 boxes of soda crackers of various brands late on the night of Jan. 25. The suspects allegedly took a shipping container…

No, San José police won’t enforce the ‘dry law’ during presidential elections (and the Super Bowl)
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No, San José police won’t enforce the ‘dry law’ during presidential elections (and the Super Bowl)

Matt Levin - January 24, 2014

 At the beginning of 2012, Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly reformed a “dry law” that prevented liquor sales during Easter Holy Week and elections. The move allowed individual…

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Chocolate has new Latin America king as Ecuador edges past Brazil

Nathan Gill | Bloomberg News - January 21, 2014

QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador, where the fatty beans used to make chocolate have been grown since pre-Columbian times, is surpassing Brazil as Latin America's top cocoa producer…

Santas invade rural Costa Rica
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Santas invade rural Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - December 17, 2013

The Costa Rican town of Paraíso was visited by a troop of Santa Clauses Saturday in the area's first Santacon, hosted by the local hostel Brewha Costa…