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

Ilana Long - October 5, 2016

(In this monthly column, schoolteacher and mom Ilana Long explores fun things to do in Costa Rica that cost absolutely nada.) As each weekend approaches, I like to…

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

Karl Kahler - August 4, 2016

SARCHÍ, Alajuela — Sarchí is the birthplace of the brilliantly painted oxcarts that are a 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
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Inside a Costa Rican pottery workshop, spinning wheels churn out the real deal

Karl Kahler - July 11, 2016

SALITRAL, San José — Carlos Marín had already finished giving me a tour of his pottery workshop, from the clay pits to the oven to the warehouse,…

Tamarindo Art Wave to showcase local, national and international artists
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Tamarindo Art Wave to showcase local, national and international artists

Ellen Zoe Golden - June 15, 2016

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

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

Michael Krumholtz - May 27, 2016

When the 89-year-old man with his belly protruding from his half-buttoned tropical shirt poured me a full shot of contraband guaro at 10 o'clock in the morning,…

10 photos from the Museum of Costa Rican Art, where you can’t beat the price
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10 photos from the Museum of Costa Rican Art, where you can’t beat the price

Karl Kahler - May 5, 2016

Costa Rica has a way of turning the architectural relics of yesteryear into pretty decent museums. The Bellavista Fortress, a former army headquarters in a country that…

U.S. street artist’s 6-minute portraits are a hit in Jiménez
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U.S. street artist’s 6-minute portraits are a hit in Jiménez

Karl Kahler - December 4, 2015

PUERTO JIMÉNEZ, Puntarenas — I found my nephew Orpheus outside the BM supermarket next to a sign advertising “6 Minuto Retratos,” with examples of 6-minute portraits he…

Nature Air chooses seven winners in contest to design plane tails
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Nature Air chooses seven winners in contest to design plane tails

Karl Kahler - October 9, 2015

Nature Air’s “Your art in the air” contest, which asked the public to submit designs for its airplane tails, was supposed to crown three winners, but seven were chosen after…

Costa Rican stained-glass artist is among world’s best
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Costa Rican stained-glass artist is among world’s best

Peter Majerle - May 12, 2015

Costa Rican artist Sylvia Laks’ knowing hands, unique world vision and incredible mastery of her medium have made her one of the world’s foremost experts in stained…

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¡Toro! Beloved bull sculpture returns to Avenida Central

Robert Isenberg - May 11, 2015

The first time you lay eyes on this four-legged fellow, you might think, Aw, what a cute sculpture of a bull! You might not know that the sculpture…

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