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Flamingo Coast is a green, blue and gold microcosm of Costa Rica’s greatest hits
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Flamingo Coast is a green, blue and gold microcosm of Costa Rica’s greatest hits

Karl Kahler - August 8, 2019

This story and the Flamingo Coast series originally ran in December 2016.  FLAMINGO, Guanacaste — “Do you think you can tell heaven from hell?” crooned the Uruguayan…

President Solís inaugurates first phase of long-awaited Golfito Marina Village
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Costa Rica
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President Solís inaugurates first phase of long-awaited Golfito Marina Village

Karl Kahler - April 21, 2017

GOLFITO, Puntarenas — The president of Costa Rica flew into Golfito on Friday to inaugurate the first phase of a dream a dozen years in the making,…

PHOTOS: Nosara marches against Trump
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Donald Trump
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PHOTOS: Nosara marches against Trump

Karl Kahler - January 21, 2017

NOSARA, Guanacaste — About 100 residents of Nosara took a stroll Saturday morning on Playa Guiones in what was billed as a march of solidarity for women's…

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Flamingo Marina: Happy ending expected to a long tale of woe

Karl Kahler - December 31, 2016

FLAMINGO, Guanacaste — If it weren’t for bad luck, the Flamingo Marina would have no luck at all. It was “the first full-service marina in Costa Rica,”…

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Flamingo Coast real estate: Get your own slice of paradise

Karl Kahler - December 31, 2016

FLAMINGO, Guanacaste — Showing me a $2.5 million villa at The Palms, Mark Randall touched a button in a master bedroom and a big flatscreen TV started rising…

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Flamingo: Zafira catamaran cruise is a heaping helping of hospitality at sea

Karl Kahler - December 31, 2016

FLAMINGO, Guanacaste — Not even a mess of jellyfish could ruin this sailboat adventure. A Saturday sunset cruise with Zafira Catamaran Sailing was the perfect tonic for…

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Five good restaurants in Flamingo and Potrero, and one very sad note

Karl Kahler - December 31, 2016

The owners of the Hibiscus Restaurant in Potrero, Marion Ceccarini and the late Allan Vargas, who tragically died on Nov. 30.  Karl Kahler/The Tico Times FLAMINGO, Guanacaste —…

Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant
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Agriculture
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Chinese ambassador visits Manuel Antonio, tours palm oil plant

Karl Kahler - September 3, 2016

MANUEL ANTONIO, Puntarenas — The Chinese ambassador to Costa Rica stopped here Friday to have lunch with local officials and tour an oil palm plantation in hopes of…

For its 15th birthday, coffee/souvenir giant Britt Shops hopes to bank $150 million
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For its 15th birthday, coffee/souvenir giant Britt Shops hopes to bank $150 million

Karl Kahler - May 6, 2016

What do you bring as a birthday present for a 15-year-old who is making nine figures and has 1,730 employees in 137 locations in 13 countries? You…

Reflective band project aims to save pedestrians’ lives in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Reflective band project aims to save pedestrians’ lives in Costa Rica

Karl Kahler - April 29, 2016

When a couple from Boston moved to Guanacaste a couple of years ago, they went for a drive at night and were shocked by the danger of pedestrians…

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