The Tico Times has been telling Costa Rica’s stories since 1956. We’ve faced down challenge after challenge over the past 10 years, but somehow this little paper just won’t quit. Today our team and freelance community is more motivated and diverse than ever: we’re Costa Ricans, North Americans, Nicaraguans, Hondurans, Europeans, and others, all united by our love for Costa Rica and for journalism that makes a difference.
We hope to keep bringing you independent news for years to come, but we need your help. Donations from readers like you will allow us to bring you all the multimedia stories and resources you want to see, while keeping our coverage free for the 100,000 people who read The Tico Times each month.
Since we reopened last year, we’ve launched Costa Rica’s first-ever 360 video coverage of a presidential election, a new podcast, and a weekly news show, as well as our quarterly print edition. We publish throughout each day, sharing features, opinion, photos, video and more.
We created the Costa Rica Changemakers section sponsored by the Costa Rica USA Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) to share stories of people and organizations making a difference around the country; we also created Costa Rica Pride, our section focused on news for and about the country’s LGBTQ+ community.
With your help, we can expand these projects. We’ll take them to underreported communities across the country. We’ll give a voice to people who are rarely heard in Costa Rica. And we’ll be able to engage in more of the in-depth journalism The Tico Times is all about, adding to the national conversation at a critical time in Costa Rica’s political, economic, social and environmental history.
We also want to help you reach Costa Rica’s top destinations. Whether you want to climb a mountain, learn how to surf or find your Costa Rican dream home, The Tico Times wants to provide the tried-and-true tips you need to achieve will help your Costa Rica goals. We want to be the best possible resource for visitors, expats and residents who want to explore all the beauty Costa Rica has to offer and engage in the communities they visit or call home.
Come be a part of The Tico Times by subscribing today at the level you choose. We hope to reach 5,000 subscribers in the New Year, donating at least $2 per month ($24 per year) to support our work.
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