Arts, culture and Mother’s Day: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts, culture and Mother’s Day: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang and Katherine Stanley - August 12, 2016

The long Mother's Day weekend is upon us – and as usual, Costa Rica will be full of events to celebrate what is arguably the country's most…

VIDEO: Holalola captures Costa Rican life with wit and whimsy
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VIDEO: Holalola captures Costa Rican life with wit and whimsy

The Tico Times - July 18, 2016

First things first: Lola is not the name of the designer behind Holalola, which is quickly becoming one of Costa Rica’s most recognizable brands. Her name is…

Online shopping still low in Costa Rica, study finds
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Online shopping still low in Costa Rica, study finds

L. Arias - May 30, 2016

Despite having internet coverage in some 88 percent of the country, only 12 percent of consumers in Costa Rica shop online, a study on shopping habits and trends…

Clock ticking to ship gifts to Costa Rica in time for the holidays
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Clock ticking to ship gifts to Costa Rica in time for the holidays

Zach Dyer - December 4, 2015

December brings sun, winds and terrible traffic in and around San José as everyone scrambles to finish their holiday shopping. If you want to enjoy the feel…

Tropical Fair, Gastronomic Festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Tropical Fair, Gastronomic Festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - December 4, 2015

Tropical Market Just in time for your holiday shoping list, the annual Tropical Market returns with the best from Costa Rican artisans. Artwork, crafts, natural cosmetics, gourmet products,…

Most Costa Rica workers plan to save their Christmas bonus: survey
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Most Costa Rica workers plan to save their Christmas bonus: survey

L. Arias - December 3, 2015

While Christmas is the shopping season par excellence, most workers in Costa Rica say they will leave their Christmas bonus, or aguinaldo, in their bank account, according to…

Popular brand PuercoSpin opens its own store in San Pedro
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Arts and Culture
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Popular brand PuercoSpin opens its own store in San Pedro

Elizabeth Lang - November 30, 2015

The Costa Rican designer Federico Martínez and Chilean designer Pablo Ruiz took their brand PuercoSpin to a new level last week when they inaugurated their own store in San…

3 reasons we keep falling for Black Friday
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3 reasons we keep falling for Black Friday

Randall Trejos - November 26, 2015

It seems official: Black Friday has invaded Costa Rican culture, and it's here to stay. Walking through downtown San José, I stumbled upon one of those stores…

5 things you should know about the newly opened City Mall
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5 things you should know about the newly opened City Mall

Lindsay Fendt - November 15, 2015

Update Nov. 16 7:26 a.m.: Part of the City Mall parking lot flooded Sunday afternoon after strong rains soaked Alajuela. Firemen report that the flooding was caused when…

Black Friday in Costa Rica: Half of Ticos surveyed plan to shop
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Black Friday in Costa Rica: Half of Ticos surveyed plan to shop

L. Arias - November 10, 2015

Costa Rican consumers are increasingly joining the trend of starting their holiday shopping on Black Friday or “Viernes Negro.” The made-in-the-U.S. shopping date is currently “known and accepted” by more…