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Fishing For Yellowfin Tuna: Costa Rica’s blood diamond
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Fishing For Yellowfin Tuna: Costa Rica’s blood diamond

Todd Staley - August 2, 2012

The money generated by allowing foreign-flagged tuna-purse-seine boats to work in Costa Rican waters has some financial benefits to the country. Money from licensing fees is split…

Costa Rica Coffee Harvest Season: Ticos Turn to Picking
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Costa Rica Coffee Harvest Season: Ticos Turn to Picking

Mitzi Stark - December 21, 2011

Driving past the recibo where coffee growers were lined up to turn in their day’s picking and have it weighed, I noticed my neighbor Alfredo getting ready…

Costa Rica Fishing for Tarpon in Barra del Colorado
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Fishing
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Costa Rica Fishing for Tarpon in Barra del Colorado

Todd Staley - September 27, 2011

Multiply the unnerving sound of an aggravated rattlesnake by 1,000 times and you will know the sound of the rattling gills of a tarpon when it jumps.…

What to do if you’re robbed in Costa Rica
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What to do if you’re robbed in Costa Rica

Allen Dickinson - April 8, 2011

Last week, I told you about a friend of mine who had the unfortunate experience of being robbed in his apartment after living here for only two…

Costa Rca Birding at Maquenque: Where the Great Greens Are
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Birding
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Costa Rca Birding at Maquenque: Where the Great Greens Are

Dorothy MacKinnon - April 23, 2010

One of the wonderful things about having a hobby – bird-watching, in my case – is that it can take you places you would otherwise never go.…

Octopus, Meat or Fruit? Origins of the Pulpería
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Octopus, Meat or Fruit? Origins of the Pulpería

Kate Galante - January 23, 2009

When I first came to live in Costa Rica, I could only do my shopping in a pulpería, a small grocery store in which everything is behind…

Costa Rica Coffee Farm: A 118-Year Family Tradition
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Coffee
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Costa Rica Coffee Farm: A 118-Year Family Tradition

Contributors - November 30, 2007

The fire in the 100-year-old roaster is still burning as Roberto Montero scoops up a cupful of beans from the sack. The grinder roars to life, and…

Nicaragua Coffee Farmers Urged to Focus on Quality
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Nicaragua Coffee Farmers Urged to Focus on Quality

Tim Rogers - September 14, 2007

The keys to Nicaragua’s full recovery from the 2000-2004 global coffee crisis are to focus on quality, not quantity, and to create new product demand by promoting…

Costa Rica Breadfruit at a Glance
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Food
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Costa Rica Breadfruit at a Glance

Ed Bernhardt - July 7, 2006

Breadfruit is called fruta de pan, árbol de pan or pan de pobre in Spanish. The seeded variety is known as breadnut, or castaña or ramón in…

Next Stop: The Costa Rica Railway Museum in Atenas
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Next Stop: The Costa Rica Railway Museum in Atenas

Mitzi Stark - March 19, 2004

THE railroad runs through the middle of the town, but trains rarely pass through. The once-lively station that farmers, merchants and passengers crowded around is quiet now,…