The world in Tamarindo: an eclectic mix on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast
The World in Costa Rica
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The World in Costa Rica
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The world in Tamarindo: an eclectic mix on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

Elizabeth Lang - January 21, 2018

Sand, a calm ocean, palm trees, occasional crocodiles, and a vibrant community of Costa Ricans and expats: you'll find all that in the Costa Rican beach town…

Football legend Dave Rimington: ‘There’s a lot to like about Costa Rica’
The World in Costa Rica
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The World in Costa Rica
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Football legend Dave Rimington: ‘There’s a lot to like about Costa Rica’

Todd Staley - October 25, 2017

Unless you are a hardcore fan of American football, the name Dave Rimington may not immediately ring a bell. Offensive lineman, especially centers, don’t usually get the…

From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - March 1, 2017

  In 1930, young José Barguil decided to leave his hometown of Maaloula, Syria, in search of a better life – and began a circuitous journey that…

5 questions for a U.S. poet in Costa Rica
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a U.S. poet in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - February 4, 2017

"I’ve always read extensively and thought of myself as a writer," said James Just when asked how he got into the world of poetry.  "I have written poetry…

Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops

Elizabeth Lang - February 2, 2017

San José is a city whose buildings and shops are full of history. That's why the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC) is inaugurating today its first exhibition…

From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’

Elizabeth Lang - February 1, 2017

The tropical warmth and natural beauty of Costa Rica brought Виталина Матросова (Vitalina Matrossova) and her family here from Russia 12 years ago, at the age of 20.…

Dr. Charles Gourzong: Costa Rica’s visionary medicine man
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Dr. Charles Gourzong: Costa Rica’s visionary medicine man

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 31, 2017

Years ago, when I lived in Brooklyn, New York, one of the highlights of the summer´s end was the Annual Caribbean-American Labor Day Parade which was held…

5 questions for a French-African painter in Costa Rica
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a French-African painter in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - January 22, 2017

At the beach in Jacó, painter Delphine Reveau devotes her days to painting positive things, including her favorite subjects: dogs and children. The self-taught artist, 46, who…

A letter to our readers
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A letter to our readers

Tico Times Staff - January 16, 2017

Those who live outside their country of origin – whether as refugees, for economic reasons or simply to pursue new opportunities – were in many ways the…