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Costa Rica hosts International Ballet Festival at National Theater
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Costa Rica hosts International Ballet Festival at National Theater

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 11, 2019

The National Theater served as the backdrop for the inaugural International Ballet Festival of Costa Rica, held last weekend at the iconic venue. The festival -- the…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 2
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 2

Christopher Howard - June 6, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Last week, we brought you Part 1 of our Tico Talk series on…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 1
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 1

Christopher Howard - May 31, 2019

You can't call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Tiquismos, as they are known, play an important role in most daily conversations.…

Boruca masks bring indigenous awareness to San José
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Boruca masks bring indigenous awareness to San José

Jacob Spetzler / The Tico Times - May 27, 2019

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, a museum without borders manifested itself as a Boruca indigenous mask painting class behind the Parque Café in Barrio Escalante, San José. …

Ballet Festival 2019 part of Costa Rica’s flourishing dance scene
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Ballet Festival 2019 part of Costa Rica’s flourishing dance scene

Jacob Spetzler - May 24, 2019

A convergence of international ballet classes, performances and meetings manifests this week in the form of the Costa Rican Festival de Ballet in Zapote at the Centro…

Sofía Quirós directs the first feature film from Costa Rica at Cannes
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Sofía Quirós directs the first feature film from Costa Rica at Cannes

Esther Sanchez / AFP - May 20, 2019

With a tale about the struggles of a teenager, in which death is like a “game,” the director Sofía Quirós presented on Sunday in Cannes the first…

20th International Book Fair takes over Barrio Escalante in San José
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Arts and Culture
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20th International Book Fair takes over Barrio Escalante in San José

Jacob Spetzler - May 16, 2019

Until May 19, the Antigua Aduana building in Barrio Escalante, San José will be filled with lecturers, comics, art, and lots and lots of books. This year marks…

25 Years of Glory: Instituto Costarricense Pro Música Coral to celebrate quarter century
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25 Years of Glory: Instituto Costarricense Pro Música Coral to celebrate quarter century

Jacob Spetzler - May 15, 2019

At Costa Rica's National Theater on May 25-26, 25 Años de Gloria (25 Years of Glory) will celebrate a quarter century of the Instituto Costarricense Pro Música Coral.…

‘Feria de las Flores’ brings music, food and art to Heredia
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Arts & Culture
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‘Feria de las Flores’ brings music, food and art to Heredia

Jacob Spetzler / The Tico Times - May 6, 2019

The Feria de las Flores took place over the past week in Heredia at the Campo Ferial de Perla.  On display was Heredia’s finest. Stalls representing the…

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.…

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