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Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
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Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - May 28, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as…

Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus

Christopher Howard - April 21, 2020

Over the past several months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to  tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as part of our "Tico Talk" series. Check out the previous installments here.…

Virtual Semana Santa: The superstitions that mark Easter Week
Archive
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Archive
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Virtual Semana Santa: The superstitions that mark Easter Week

Sonia Cordero - April 10, 2020

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…

Ten Costa Rican expressions for retired expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Ten Costa Rican expressions for retired expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - March 3, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

Party like it’s 1996: Backstreet Boys captivate packed crowd at Parque Viva
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Events
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Party like it’s 1996: Backstreet Boys captivate packed crowd at Parque Viva

The Tico Times - February 29, 2020

More than 25 years after they were formed, the Backstreet Boys performed in Costa Rica for the first time. Their Friday night show at Parque Viva in…

How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2020

“Jurassic Park” gets a bad rap from many Costa Ricans. The story of John Hammond and his dinosaur island is set in Costa Rica. But the 1993…

Tico Talk: 12 expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 12 expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - January 11, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

Eclectic electric: Ocaso Music Festival rages in Tamarindo
Music
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Music
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Eclectic electric: Ocaso Music Festival rages in Tamarindo

Duncan Anderson - January 9, 2020

The Ocaso Music Festival has returned to Costa Rica. Through Jan. 13, Tamarindo will rage with the sounds of electronic dance music. Below is our story from…

Toucan Rescue Ranch hosting ‘Tunes for Toucans’ concert fundraiser
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Music
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Toucan Rescue Ranch hosting ‘Tunes for Toucans’ concert fundraiser

The Tico Times - January 3, 2020

If you're hungry for a good meal for a good cause, the Toucan Rescue Ranch will celebrate the New Year with a concert fundraiser at the popular…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 11
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 11

Christopher Howard - November 23, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…