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U.S. Embassy funds research to preserve Costa Rica’s famous stone spheres
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U.S. Embassy funds research to preserve Costa Rica’s famous stone spheres

L. Arias - July 11, 2017

U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney announced that his government will contribute $38,500 to efforts to preserve Costa Rica’s world famous Diquis stone spheres. The donation will fund an…

Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste
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Costa Rica
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Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste

L. Arias - April 27, 2017

Archaeologists of the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) found an indigenous petroglyph — an image engraved on a rock — on the grounds of a geothermal…

Shaping Costa Rica’s food culture with tourism
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Shaping Costa Rica’s food culture with tourism

Laura Killingbeck - April 14, 2017

Everyone who travels must also eat, which means all tourists are food tourists. Everyone visiting or living in Costa Rica will participate in Costa Rica’s food culture.…

The Black side of the story: Afro-Costa Rican MC Huba Watson
Artists
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Artists
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The Black side of the story: Afro-Costa Rican MC Huba Watson

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - December 5, 2016

Huba Antonio Watson Webley, Costa Rica’s double platinum lyricist and rapper, took time out of his busy schedule with the release of his first solo EP, called…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
Artists
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Artists
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 7, 2016

A free festival at the National Cultural Center (CENAC) in downtown San José will feature Afro-Costa Rican, indigenous, Spanish, Italian, Jewish and Chinese cultural offerings and traditions,…

Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica

Jack Donnelly - September 28, 2016

Agüizotes are the folk beliefs, small superstitions or minor brujería (witchcraft) of Costa Rica. Dionisio Cabal Antillón, the noted cultural journalist, calls them the magical roots of…

Cities filled with art: A visit to the 10th Central American Biennial
Art Walks
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Art Walks
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Cities filled with art: A visit to the 10th Central American Biennial

The Tico Times - September 24, 2016

The tenth edition of the Central American Biennial has brought a wide selection of paintings, sculptures, installations, videos and music, as well as workshops from artists from throughout the region,…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 16, 2016

In tune with the patriotism on display during yesterday's Independence Day celebrations, the new theatrical production of the life of Pancha Carrasco, the fearless Tica who played…

PHOTOS: Afro-Caribbean Day in Limón
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Afro-Caribbean Day in Limón

Nathalie Vigini - September 1, 2016

Each year, Costa Rica's Caribbean port town Limón throws a party on Aug. 31 to celebrate its vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture. The main event is a parade, which…

What not to miss at Costa Rica’s National Arts Festival
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Artists
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What not to miss at Costa Rica’s National Arts Festival

Amanda Zúñiga - August 4, 2016

See also: After 'FIAsco,' Culture Ministry regroups with National Arts Festival The International Arts Festival (FIA) and the National Arts Festival (FAN) have taken place in Costa…