Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 30, 2016

A magnitude-5.3 tremor, its epicenter in the province of Cartago, shook various cities across Costa Rica at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday. The University of Costa Rica's Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of…

Sanatorio Durán: Is this a picture of a ghost?
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Travel & Tourism
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Sanatorio Durán: Is this a picture of a ghost?

The Tico Times - August 8, 2016

Our intrepid reporter recently visited the Sanatorio Durán, an abandoned old hospital outside Cartago said to be the most haunted place in Costa Rica. After being thoroughly…

WATCH: Costa Rican BMX rider Kenneth Tencio pulls off crazy tricks at Freestyle Park World Cup
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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WATCH: Costa Rican BMX rider Kenneth Tencio pulls off crazy tricks at Freestyle Park World Cup

Michael Krumholtz - July 23, 2016

Let us introduce you to Kenneth Tencio, a 22-year-old BMX rider from Costa Rica. Really, all you need to know about Tencio is that he's doing things on…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Artists
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - July 15, 2016

You knew it was coming: Costa Rica's own Pokemon Go Pub Crawl, organized by Carpe Chepe tonight in downtown San José, complete with Pokemon experts, four shots,…

Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat
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Agriculture
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Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat

L. Arias - May 31, 2016

Consumption of vegetables grown north of Cartago province do not pose any risk to humans despite their exposure to ashes from the Turrialba Volcano, the Costa Rican government says. Ash…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Calendar
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - March 4, 2016

Don't miss the last three open-air films of the summer season at the Parque La Libertad in Desamparados, including "Presos," from director Esteban Ramírez (Friday, March 4); assorted…

Is there a landslide risk for Tres Ríos?
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Is there a landslide risk for Tres Ríos?

L. Arias - February 3, 2016

The potential risk of a major landslide near the town of Tres Ríos in the Cartago canton of La Unión has sparked a controversy over whether or not owners of a…

La Cruz de Caravaca: A signpost from the past
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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La Cruz de Caravaca: A signpost from the past

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 18, 2016

I have always wanted to write a travel blog or even a book about my observations in the countless airports I have encountered over the years on…

Finding La Negrita: A story of coming home
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Finding La Negrita: A story of coming home

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - December 28, 2015

In January 2013, I was given a grant to conduct research in the Costa Rican National Archives on the vague topic of slavery in colonial Costa Rica.…

5 questions for a Costa Rican tattoo artist – ‘A tattoo is rooted in what you feel’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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5 questions for a Costa Rican tattoo artist – ‘A tattoo is rooted in what you feel’

Amanda Zúñiga - December 13, 2015

Luis Bonilla is a tattoo artist from Cartago, east of San José – but his fame extends far beyond his hometown. People from all over Costa Rica…