Fun and free in Costa Rica: Get your veggies at the feria
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Get your veggies at the feria

Karl Kahler - November 29, 2016

Normally, for me, food shopping is a chore. But on Saturday mornings outside the church square, it’s an adventure. The feria, the weekly outdoor market, is a…

Fun and free in Costa Rica: Halloween masquerade parades
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Halloween masquerade parades

Karl Kahler - October 26, 2016

This Halloween, be a part of Costa Rica’s fun and free costumed tradition — fling yourself into the contagious festivals and parades that flood the streets during…

San Lucas: Here’s one prison in Costa Rica you might actually want to visit
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San Lucas: Here’s one prison in Costa Rica you might actually want to visit

Amanda Zúñiga - October 7, 2016

In Costa Rica it’s best to avoid going to prison — except in this case. San Lucas Island in the Gulf of Nicoya was once home to…

Fun and free in Costa Rica: Art Walk at Avenida Escazú
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Art Walk at Avenida Escazú

Karl Kahler - October 5, 2016

(In this monthly column, schoolteacher and mom Ilana Long explores fun things to do in Costa Rica that cost absolutely nada.) As each weekend approaches, I like to…

PHOTOS: Chasing Moby at Uvita’s Whale and Dolphin Festival
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PHOTOS: Chasing Moby at Uvita’s Whale and Dolphin Festival

Kristel Segeren - September 16, 2016

The annual Whale and Dolphin Festival was held earlier this month for the eighth time in the small, Pacific coast town of Uvita. September is probably the best…

Fun and free in Costa Rica: Sunday aerobics at Parque La Sabana
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Sunday aerobics at Parque La Sabana

Karl Kahler - September 12, 2016

Editor’s note: With this story, Tico Times Travel launches a monthly column called “Fun and free in Costa Rica,” by Ilana Long — short dispatches on interesting…

Caminos de Osa rural tourism project takes you to the doorsteps of Costa Rica’s people
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Caminos de Osa rural tourism project takes you to the doorsteps of Costa Rica’s people

Jill Replogle - September 5, 2016

Milking a cow was not something I expected to do on my three-day tour of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula with the organization Caminos de Osa. And yet, once…

Costa Rica’s whale, dolphin festival kicks off this weekend
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Costa Rica’s whale, dolphin festival kicks off this weekend

L. Arias - August 30, 2016

The small southern Pacific community of Bahía Ballena is ready to host its eighth annual Whale and Dolphin Festival over the next two weekends. The festival has become the most important…

Why historic Santa Ana is Costa Rica’s hottest boomtown
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Why historic Santa Ana is Costa Rica’s hottest boomtown

Karl Kahler - July 5, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — Just south of Lindora’s Miami-style “Golden Mile,” past the coming-soon Maserati dealership, the Quizno’s, the Taco Bell and the Caterpillar lot, there’s a…

A thumb’s up for earthquake education and thrills in Cartago
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A thumb’s up for earthquake education and thrills in Cartago

Mitzi Stark - June 13, 2016

On a scale of one to ten, MAGMÁTICA rates a ten. As an educational tool, the facility, located just outside of the city of Cartago, teaches how…