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Driving in Costa Rica: 7 Things to Know

Giant potholes, washed-out roads, drivers passing around blind corners… the list of driving hazards in Costa Rica seems endless. This article is a primer...

Finding La Negrita in Costa Rica: A Story of Coming Home

Columnist Natasha Gordon-Chipembere explores the history of Costa Rica's beloved La Negrita and her role in Afro-Costa RIcan history.

4 Reasons Why Crocodiles are Smarter than you Think

Crocodiles have been around for millions of years, and waaaay back in the day nobody threatened these big fellas. Now in some parts of the...

Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day (Annexation of Nicoya)

Because some of the reasons may be lost in the celebration, we'd like to remind you of some facts surrounding this important Costa Rica...

Learning Spanish in Costa Rica: Language History and Origins

Every foreign resident who lives here knows that when we call at someone’s door, we cry “¡Upe!” However, nobody seems to know why. Well,...

A Look Back: Remembering the Costa Rica Fourth of July Picnic in 1965

Fifty-seven years ago in July was simply unforgettable. Sure, I was all of 6 years old, and had only just begun to have my...

How to beat the rainy season in Costa Rica with kids

I come from dry places. I am relatively new at motherhood. I am relatively new to Costa Rica. Therefore, the first downpours to trap me — along with a husband, a 3-year-old and a newborn — inside our small San José apartment filled me with dread.

American suspect in pro cyclist murder arrested in Costa Rica

After 43 days on the run, the main suspect in the Texas murder of professional cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson has been arrested in...

El Salvador President promises to “step up war” against gangs

El Salvador's president, Nayib Bukele, announced on Tuesday that he will step up the "war" against gangs after the murder of three policemen during...

The History of Trains in Costa Rica: A Lifelong Fascination

Planes and cars may be the current means of travel, but trains fascinate. In Costa Rica, the history of railroads dates back to l857, when...

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