How a Costa Rican coconut can turn you into a ‘beautiful Barbie’
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How a Costa Rican coconut can turn you into a ‘beautiful Barbie’

Katherine Stanley - December 2, 2017

When I chat with journalist and Tico Times columnist Alvaro Murillo, it's usually about politics – but this photo in his Facebook feed, published here with his permission,…

Bring on the high season
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Bring on the high season

The Tico Times - December 1, 2017

It's December now, so the gorgeous weather should start immediately, right? Well, a cold front is still causing chilly temperatures and rain in parts of the country,…

The blue skies (and waves) of summer
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The blue skies (and waves) of summer

The Tico Times - November 15, 2017

With December just two weeks out, we're dreaming of summer days like this one at Playa Conchal. To celebrate Costa Rica's dazzling verano and tourism high season,…

Turn off your phone, turn on the twinkly lights
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Turn off your phone, turn on the twinkly lights

The Tico Times - November 10, 2017

Ahhh... it's almost the weekend. Time to seek out a scene like this one. Can you tell which Costa Rican beach is depicted here? Would you like…

Are you ready for some fútbol?
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Are you ready for some fútbol?

The Tico Times - November 8, 2017

From left to right, the Spanish Men's National Team's goalkeepers, Pepe Reina and David de Gea, midfielder Sergio Busquets, Spain's coach Julen Lopetegui, defender Sergio Ramos, and…

On the Caribbean coast, a lizard messiah
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On the Caribbean coast, a lizard messiah

The Tico Times - November 6, 2017

Thanks to Kristel Segeren for this image from Cahuita National Park on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast: she came across a green basilisk lizard, also known as…

Halloween, Costa Rica-style
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Halloween, Costa Rica-style

The Tico Times - October 31, 2017

What's the best way to celebrate Halloween in a Costa Rican beach town? For residents of Tamarindo, in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, there's only once answer:…

Welcome ashore
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Welcome ashore

The Tico Times - October 30, 2017

As the annual arribada of sea turtles continues in Ostional, Guanacaste, we're sharing one of our favorite images by Lindsay Fendt of a turtle coming ashore to nest.…

Costa Rica’s Castillo Knights on the road
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Costa Rica’s Castillo Knights on the road

The Tico Times - October 27, 2017

The Castillo Knights Peewee Team, hailing from Heredia, Costa Rica, posed with the Florida Panther kids' team after a joint practice and game Oct. 20. The teams…

Baby turtles on a mission
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Baby turtles on a mission

The Tico Times - October 25, 2017

Thanks to reader Charlene Gruar who, earlier this month, sent us photos of baby green and leatherback turtles on the beach at Moín, on the Caribbean coast.…