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Remembering the Jesuits: Seeking justice in El Salvador
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Remembering the Jesuits: Seeking justice in El Salvador

Norman Stockwell - November 16, 2019

Thirty years ago today, Salvadoran Army soldiers killed six Jesuits and two others in San Salvador. In memory of that tragedy, The Tico Times is re-publishing this longform…

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…

Processions, Superstition Mark Easter Week
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Processions, Superstition Mark Easter Week

Sonia Cordero - April 15, 2019

Semana Santa, or Easter Holy Week, is one of the most important events for Costa Rican Catholics, and many centuries of old traditions and beliefs are involved.…

Try a little Costa Rican magic for a lucky 2019
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Try a little Costa Rican magic for a lucky 2019

Adam Foxman - December 30, 2018

If your ship didn’t come in this year, don’t despair. There’s always next year – and the eve of a new year might be just the time…

Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming
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Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming

Rebecca Kimitch - November 22, 2018

For Thanksgiving 2018 we're looking back on a 2005 piece that, in turn, looked back on Thanksgivings past in Costa Rica. This year, even fresh cranberries were…

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Riding mountain bikes above Playa Danta is your own private roller coaster

Damon Mitchell - December 31, 2016

It was the first time I ever turned 42, so I asked my wife if we could rent mountain bikes at Playa Danta to celebrate. We’d done it…

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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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Costa Rica Real Estate on the Flamingo Coast: Paradise is Waiting

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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10 good hotels on the Flamingo Coast, from Playa Grande to Sugar Beach

Karl Kahler - December 31, 2016

FLAMINGO, Guanacaste — People often ask me where I live, and I say, “I mostly live in my car.” People say, “You have a camper?” I say,…