Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

See also: You can't speak Spanish without huevos What’s the sound of one hand clapping? In Costa Rica, it’s a delicious little snap-snap-snap made by holding the…

Bulls, pomp and Guanacaste culture: The history of this week’s Liberia festivals
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Bulls, pomp and Guanacaste culture: The history of this week’s Liberia festivals

Ellen Zoe Golden - March 1, 2017

LIBERIA, Guanacaste — José Luis Villareal knows a thing or two about bulls. His grandfather raised them outside their house in Liberia, and his father became a…

5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell
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Newsletter
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5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell

Amanda Zúñiga - May 22, 2016

DJ Esteban Howell has come a long way since his piano lessons as a kid. After performing in music venues across Central America and Mexico over the last 15 years, he has become one of…

After ‘FIAsco’ Culture Ministry regroups with National Arts Festival 
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Arts and Culture
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After ‘FIAsco’ Culture Ministry regroups with National Arts Festival 

Zach Dyer - February 11, 2016

After a disastrous International Arts Festival (FIA) last year, Costa Rica's Culture Ministry announced Thursday it would regroup with another festival that will focus exclusively on national artists…

PHOTOS: Annual oxcart parade brightens downtown San José
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Annual oxcart parade brightens downtown San José

Andrés Madrigal - November 30, 2015

Traffic in downtown San José was a bit slower than usual this past Sunday. Oxcarts, oxen and boyeros traveled from rural areas all around Costa Rica to…

Costa Rican art dealer receives yet another probation sentence for deceptively selling archaeological items
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Art Thieves
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Costa Rican art dealer receives yet another probation sentence for deceptively selling archaeological items

L. Arias - November 28, 2015

A German civil court in Munich on Friday sentenced Leonardo Patterson, a Costa Rican art dealer living in Germany, to three years probation for “deceptively selling a piece of…

Book Review: ‘Green Season’ delivers delights, belly laughs and revelations
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Arts and Culture
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Book Review: ‘Green Season’ delivers delights, belly laughs and revelations

Caroline Kennedy - September 30, 2015

"The Green Season" is the first title released by The Tico Times Publications Group. The paperback is available from The Tico Times Store (for customers in Costa Rica); the paperback and…

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Costa Rica’s Independence Day Parade
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Snapshots of Costa Rica’s Independence Day Parade

Alberto Font - September 15, 2015

San José celebrated Costa Rica's Independence Day with a traditional parade along Avenida Segunda that – as usually is the case – was full of music and color, with hundreds…

PHOTOS: Lantern parade and torch kick off Costa Rica Independence Day festivities
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Lantern parade and torch kick off Costa Rica Independence Day festivities

Alberto Font - September 15, 2015

Hundreds of children and their families visited Parque Central in San José to watch the arrival of the independence torch on Monday. The torch, which has been traveling through…

5 things you should know before Saturday’s Annexation of the Partido de Nicoya festival
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Arts and Culture
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5 things you should know before Saturday’s Annexation of the Partido de Nicoya festival

Lindsay Fendt and Amanda Zúñiga - July 24, 2015

On Saturday, the people of Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste will dust off their cowboy boots and head out for a traditional Tico celebration at the annual Annexation…