Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Costa Rica’s Isla Nublar (aka Cocos Island)

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 18, 2019

Isla Nublar, the setting for much of the "Jurassic Park" series, is unfortunately not a real Costa Rican island. Cocos Island, though, is very much real. Located…

Maduro-appointed diplomats leave embassy in Costa Rica on schedule
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Costa Rica
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Maduro-appointed diplomats leave embassy in Costa Rica on schedule

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 16, 2019

Costa Rica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed Monday in a press release that the diplomatic personnel of the Nicolás Maduro regime, who worked in the Venezuelan Embassy…

Tico Times Weekly Digest
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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: April 15, 2019

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 15, 2019

Welcome to The Tico Times Weekly Digest, where we bring you up-to-speed as a new week starts in Costa Rica. This week is Semana Santa, or Easter…

Costa Rica discusses creation of national space agency
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica discusses creation of national space agency

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 13, 2019

Costa Rica is getting a Space Force. Well, not really. Knowing Costa Rica, it wouldn't have any military implications. And it probably wouldn’t be called “Space Force.”…

How Costa Rica is affected by US aid
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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How Costa Rica is affected by US aid

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 12, 2019

The State Department of the United States says it will cut aid to the Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, also known as the…

Tico Times #TBT: Mid-1920s Costa Rican air mail postage stamp
Tico Times #TBT
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Tico Times #TBT
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Tico Times #TBT: Mid-1920s Costa Rican air mail postage stamp

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 11, 2019

The first commercial flight in Costa Rica occurred on December 29, 1928, when a Pan American airplane landed in La Sabana. Over the following decades, the aviation…

‘La Sele’ draws Nicaragua, Haiti and Bermuda in Gold Cup group
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘La Sele’ draws Nicaragua, Haiti and Bermuda in Gold Cup group

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 10, 2019

Costa Rica's men's national soccer team will open its 2019 Gold Cup campaign against Nicaragua at the National Stadium in La Sabana on June 16. The announcement…

Face-to-face with a sea turtle at Caño Island
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Face-to-face with a sea turtle at Caño Island

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 9, 2019

Ten miles off the Osa Peninsula, the waters surrounding Caño Island contain one of the most extensive coral reef formations in Costa Rica. Accessible via boat from…

Listen and subscribe to The Tico Times Dispatch
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Listen and subscribe to The Tico Times Dispatch

The Tico Times - April 6, 2019

Have you listened to our podcast, The Tico Times Dispatch? In the Dispatch, we cover the biggest news from Costa Rica every month. We also use the…

Trip Report: Flying domestic airlines in Costa Rica
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Trip Report: Flying domestic airlines in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 6, 2019

TAMBÓR, Puntarenas — Instead of long check-in or security lines, two iguanas watched me carefully, asserting dominance by nodding their heads. Since NatureAir ceased flights last year,…

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