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Santa Ana real estate: Ritzy living, beautiful setting
Central Valley
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Central Valley
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Santa Ana real estate: Ritzy living, beautiful setting

The Tico Times - July 21, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — In a town once known for onions, the biggest growth industry today appears to be condos. Condominiums for sale, apartments for rent,…

Santa Ana antiques dealer, architect specializes in people
Central Valley
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Central Valley
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Santa Ana antiques dealer, architect specializes in people

The Tico Times - July 19, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — The soul of this place comes alive when viewed through the blue eyes of Héctor Aguilar — architect, antiques dealer and prolific profiler…

Costa Rica’s National Amusement Park brings out the kid in you
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adventure
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Costa Rica’s National Amusement Park brings out the kid in you

The Tico Times - July 15, 2016

LA URUCA, San José – When we were standing in line to enter Costa Rica's National Amusement Park, my girlfriend decided it would be the perfect time to tell…

Santa Ana animal sanctuary comes with sad backstories, better endings
Animals
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Animals
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Santa Ana animal sanctuary comes with sad backstories, better endings

The Tico Times - July 14, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — When the ocelot was spotted in a tree at a kindergarten here, animal handlers came out and shot it with a sleeping…

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

The Tico Times - 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,…

Santa Ana history: Was this Spain’s first town in the Central Valley?
Central Valley
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Central Valley
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Santa Ana history: Was this Spain’s first town in the Central Valley?

The Tico Times - July 7, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — It’s a geographic mystery 455 years in the making, but most historians agree that the first Spanish settlement in Costa Rica’s Central Valley…

Why historic Santa Ana is Costa Rica’s hottest boomtown
Activities
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Activities
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Why historic Santa Ana is Costa Rica’s hottest boomtown

The Tico Times - July 5, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — Just south of Lindora’s Miami-style “Golden Mile,” past the coming-soon Maserati dealership, the Quizno’s, the Taco Bell and the Caterpillar lot, there’s a…

Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José
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adventure
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Rainforest Adventures offers tranquil day trip from San José

The Tico Times - June 3, 2016

Toucans and falcons soar above the lush rain forest neighboring the Braulio Carrillo National Park as a patch of fog settles in the distance. The birds' mating…

Among Costa Rican volcanoes, Irazú is king of the hill
Central Valley
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Central Valley
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Among Costa Rican volcanoes, Irazú is king of the hill

The Tico Times - May 18, 2016

IRAZÚ VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK, Cartago — Here at the top of Costa Rica’s tallest volcano, the main crater looks like it was struck by a gigantic meteorite…

Photos: National Museum of Costa Rica, from mastodons to Minerva
Archaeology
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Archaeology
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Photos: National Museum of Costa Rica, from mastodons to Minerva

The Tico Times - May 2, 2016

The Venus de Milo on exhibit in San José? Más o menos. [caption id="attachment_7042" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Karl Kahler/The Tico Times[/caption] A striking 19th-century plaster replica of this…

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