Open doors, bright lights: Marina Pez Vela’s community outreach in Quepos
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Open doors, bright lights: Marina Pez Vela’s community outreach in Quepos

Elizabeth Lang - November 29, 2017

QUEPOS, Puntarenas – The fate of this small coastal town has often been determined by external influences: the Standard Fruit Company, Palma Tica and, more recently, a…

Amateur Fishing Club names 2017 Tarpon Champion
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Amateur Fishing Club names 2017 Tarpon Champion

Todd Staley - November 15, 2017

There are sounds, sights, and smells associated with events that happen in our lives. Later, when something similar passes by, an instant replay video appears in our…

PHOTOS: A walk in Cahuita National Park
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PHOTOS: A walk in Cahuita National Park

Kristel Segeren - September 28, 2017

Recommended: PHOTOS - Celebrating independence in Limón When you think of Costa Rica's Caribbean shores, things like a laid-back vibe, coconut dishes and calypso might pop up…

A visit to Cartago’s Mercado Municipal
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A visit to Cartago’s Mercado Municipal

The Tico Times - September 3, 2017

While nothing quite compares to the labyrinthine glories, unexpected discoveries and sheer nostalgia of San José's Mercado Central, the municipal market of Cartago, east of San José, has…

Here’s a fish story you know is true because we barely caught anything
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Here’s a fish story you know is true because we barely caught anything

Karl Kahler - March 13, 2017

My three friends and I loaded up my Galloper in Monteverde and headed down to the Gulf of Nicoya. Our destination was the boat of the Tico…

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

Ilana Long - 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

Ilana Long - 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

Ilana Long - 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…