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

Even Justin Trudeau is excited about Costa Rica’s first-ever international ice hockey tourney
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sports
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Even Justin Trudeau is excited about Costa Rica’s first-ever international ice hockey tourney

Bruce Callow - November 4, 2017

On Nov. 18, Costa Rica and the Castillo Country Club will write an important page in winter sports history when the puck is dropped in Costa Rica's first-ever international…

A reader’s glimpse of Monteverde recovery
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Photos & Video
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A reader’s glimpse of Monteverde recovery

The Tico Times - October 19, 2017

Tico Times reader Margaret Burton wrote to us from the United States to share this photo taken by her brother-in-law Michael Giampetroni in Monteverde in the days following…

Ocean-gazing under the dome
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Photos & Video
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Ocean-gazing under the dome

The Tico Times - October 17, 2017

Renowned Costa Rican pianist and composer Manuel Obregón, artist Carlos Hiller, underwater photographer Simón Bolivar, LUZ ART and the Children's Museum in San José have joined forces…

Teatro Espressivo brings message of peace to National Theater anniversary
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Teatro Espressivo brings message of peace to National Theater anniversary

Katherine Stanley - October 13, 2017

On many levels, it’s a uniquely Costa Rican story. For starters, it’s taking place under the roof of what is arguably the country’s most iconic building, its…

Espressivo brings ‘Battlefield’ to National Theater for iconic building’s anniversary
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Photos & Video
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Espressivo brings ‘Battlefield’ to National Theater for iconic building’s anniversary

The Tico Times - October 10, 2017

Costa Rica's National Theater is turning 120 – and the Teatro Espressivo Cultural Association (ACTE) is ready to help the country's cultural icon celebrate its birthday in a…

‘Slow Food’ fair to offer Costa Rican specialties
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Events
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‘Slow Food’ fair to offer Costa Rican specialties

The Tico Times - September 26, 2017

A food fair, free and open to the public, will celebrate Costa Rican examples of the "Slow Food" movement this Friday in western San José. The Mercado de…

Leave your wheels at home for Car Free Day Costa Rica 2017
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Events
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Leave your wheels at home for Car Free Day Costa Rica 2017

Katherine Stanley - September 21, 2017

It's here: World Car Free Day, an excuse to leave your car at home and give San José's choked streets (not to mention its air) a little…

Art City Tour returns to San José for ‘Chepe in the Rain’
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Art Walks
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Art City Tour returns to San José for ‘Chepe in the Rain’

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

Don't just hide under the covers on the couch when the rainy season gets you down. (You know, as in this 1997 portrait of Costa Rican writer…

‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José
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Artists
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‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José

Katherine Stanley - September 7, 2017

The actress Natalia Arias, whose luminous performances dazzled audiences in two films from Costa Rican director Esteban Ramírez over the past several years – “Gestación” (2009) and “Presos” (2015) –…