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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Halloween masquerade parades

This Halloween, be a part of Costa Rica’s fun and free costumed tradition — fling yourself into the contagious festivals and parades that flood the streets during Día Nacional de la Mascarada Costarricense.

Fun and free in Costa Rica: Art Walk at Avenida Escazú

Avenida Escazú is always a good option for finding fun things to do with your family for free, but especially during the Art Walk exhibition this week.

Sarchí: Making Costa Rica’s splendid oxcarts is 120-year tradition

Sarchí is the birthplace of the brilliantly painted oxcarts that are the national symbol of Costa Rica, and the Eloy Alfaro oxcart factory is the epicenter.

Inside a Costa Rican pottery workshop, spinning wheels churn out the real deal

Feet get dirty and hands get wet on a tour of a Costa Rican pottery factory in Salitral, where some of the country's most beautiful handicrafts are made.

Tamarindo Art Wave to showcase local, national and international artists

The town of Tamarindo, best known for its beaches and nightlife, is inviting the world to see its artsy side for a change.

Drinking contraband guaro with Sámara’s living legend, Don Polo

Napoleón "Don Polo" Arias of Sámara in Guanacaste is a living legend who spends time drinking contraband guaro on his porch and signing folk songs with friends and family.
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Gisele Bündchen: Finding Peace in Costa Rica

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen recently spoke to CBS’ correspondent Lee Cowan, whom she invited to her home in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. During the interview, Bündchen...

Starlink Cleared for Costa Rica Launch, Bridging Digital Divide

Starlink, the groundbreaking satellite Internet service birthed by tech expert Elon Musk, has been greenlit to operate in Costa Rica by the Superintendence of...

Costa Rica’s Sloths Take Center Stage on “60 Minutes”

This Sunday, CBS's legendary news magazine "60 Minutes" launches its remarkable 56th season at 7:30 p.m. ET with a special focus on the lush...

Costa Rica Declares National State of Emergency Over Migrant Surge

The government of Costa Rica announced a state of national emergency on Tuesday in response to the dramatically increasing number of migrants crossing its...