October in Costa Rica: when the Caribbean comes a’callin’
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October in Costa Rica: when the Caribbean comes a’callin’

The Tico Times - October 15, 2018

Costa Rica's Caribbean coast is famously exempt from many of the typical weather patterns in the rest of the country. In fact, September, October and November, the…

Public Security Ministry to build police station in Puerto Viejo
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Crime
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Public Security Ministry to build police station in Puerto Viejo

L. Arias - March 14, 2017

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) confirmed that it will build a police station in the coastal town of Puerto Viejo, in the Caribbean province of Limón. Vice…

Canadian tourist stabbed to death on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast
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Canadian tourist stabbed to death on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

L. Arias - March 6, 2017

Residents of the southern Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, found the body of a Canadian man with a knife wound on the right side of…

Our favorite places in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Our favorite places in Costa Rica

The Tico Times Staff - September 15, 2016

It is Independence Day in Costa Rica, a time when we, the foreign transplants who are part of The Tico Times editorial team, take the time to…

From a corner: Being Afro-Latina in Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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From a corner: Being Afro-Latina in Costa Rica

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - November 10, 2015

Recently, on a Skype call to my Tica mother in Brooklyn, New York, I was happily surprised to hear a new story about her childhood in Puerto…

Puerto Viejo: Is it time to lift the US travel alert?
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Crime and Punishment
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Puerto Viejo: Is it time to lift the US travel alert?

The Tico Times - November 9, 2015

U.S. Embassy officials recently met with expats in Puerto Viejo, the lively tourist mecca on Costa Rican’s southern Caribbean coast, to discuss a travel alert that has…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court tells Talamanca: You can’t declare environmentalist expats ‘personas non grata’ 
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court tells Talamanca: You can’t declare environmentalist expats ‘personas non grata’ 

Zach Dyer - July 28, 2015

Two expats in Costa Rica have won an appeal against the local government of Talamanca, which declared the foreigners “personas non grata" in the Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo…

Delicious take-aways from the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival
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Delicious take-aways from the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival

Lindsay Fendt - November 5, 2014

Confirming what we already knew, last weekend's Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival proved that chocolate goes well with everything. Despite the cancellation of the main event due to…

Health Ministry shuts down Chocolate Festival
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Arts and Culture
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Health Ministry shuts down Chocolate Festival

Lindsay Fendt - November 1, 2014

A large crowd gathered at Hot Rocks bar in Puerto Viejo Friday for the opening ceremonies of the third annual Chocolate Festival, only to have the event shut down…

Transsexual aliens, Halloween parties, and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Transsexual aliens, Halloween parties, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - October 31, 2014

Rocky Horror Charity Show Let’s do the time warp again! This special screening of the 1975 cult horror/science fiction film will incorporate all the makeup, crazy costumes,…