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

San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations
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San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations

L. Arias - July 4, 2015

The restriction that prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José on certain days will be temporarily suspended starting Monday, as Costa Rican students begin their mid-year school…

Costa Rica’s capital is ready for holiday celebrations
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Events
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Costa Rica’s capital is ready for holiday celebrations

L. Arias - December 25, 2014

Christmas and year-end celebrations in Costa Rica involve activities all across the country, but some of the most popular events take place in San José. In the…

What’s open, closed for the holidays
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What’s open, closed for the holidays

The Tico Times - December 19, 2014

BANKS: Banco Improsa (2284-4040) will be closed Dec. 25, 30, 31 and Jan. 1. BAC San José (2295-9595) will be closed Dec. 25-31, Jan.1; offices will close at 3 p.m. on Dec.…

Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Fans weather rain to celebrate Festival de la Luz

Robert Isenberg - December 14, 2014

https://vimeo.com/114484908 Dragons, geckos, and castles floated down Paseo Colón on Saturday as San José celebrated another Festival de la Luz. Spectators numbered in the thousands, crowding the…

No sign is too small when picking lottery numbers
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Big money
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No sign is too small when picking lottery numbers

Zach Dyer - December 13, 2014

Most shoppers walking up and down the crowded Avenida Central on a Thursday afternoon were hunting for deals in the rush up to Christmas, but Julieta Cerdas Rojas…

Finding a green Costa Rican Christmas tree
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Finding a green Costa Rican Christmas tree

Lindsay Fendt - November 27, 2014

In Costa Rica, the Christmas season always brings tamales, eggnog, presents and lights. It also means enormous amounts of waste, as it does around the world. Leftover…

Traffic Police to launch roadway checkpoints during pre-holiday season
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Traffic Police to launch roadway checkpoints during pre-holiday season

L. Arias - November 27, 2014

A total of 386 checkpoints throughout the country are part of a Traffic Police effort to prevent accidents before and during the holidays. Traffic Police Director Mario Calderón said that…

Expat advice: What to do on Thanksgiving
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Dining and Nightlife
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Expat advice: What to do on Thanksgiving

Robert Isenberg - November 25, 2014

If you live in the United States, Thanksgiving is a trascendent holiday. People of all origins, ages, colors, and creeds celebrate Thanksgiving. Carnivores, pescatarians, and vegans celebrate…