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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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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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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,…

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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 —…

National Police kick off tourist security campaign
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National Police kick off tourist security campaign

Zach Dyer - January 13, 2014

Extra cops will be on land, at sea and even in the air keeping an eye on tourist hotspots this year just in time for Costa Rica’s…

Mexican vigilantes seize town from drug cartel
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Mexican vigilantes seize town from drug cartel

Leticia Pineda - January 13, 2014

NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico – Vigilantes seized a drug cartel's bastion in western Mexico on Sunday, sparking a shootout as civilian militias gained new ground in their struggle…

Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000
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Haiti marks fourth anniversary of quake that killed 250,000

Clarens Renois - January 12, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti --- Haiti marked four years on Sunday since a violent earthquake shattered the impoverished nation, which is still struggling to recover from the widespread devastation…

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