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What is Costa Rica Single Origin Coffee?
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What is Costa Rica Single Origin Coffee?

STEVEN HODEL - September 1, 2020

Coffee that only comes from Costa Rica can be called single origin.  However, what does that mean?  Single origin coffee means that it is coffee grown in…

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

Christopher Howard - September 1, 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…

Puro Cuento International Festival to open on International Women’s Day
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Puro Cuento International Festival to open on International Women’s Day

The Tico Times - March 7, 2019

The annual Festival Internacional Puro Cuento 2019 - Palabra de Mujer will open March 8 in San José and will run until March 24. The festival aims to…

How’s the weather outside your door? Costa Rica’s ‘first 12 days’ superstition
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culture
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How’s the weather outside your door? Costa Rica’s ‘first 12 days’ superstition

The Tico Times - January 4, 2018

This photo shows how New Year's Day looked in Punta Uva, Limón. Yesterday, Jan. 3, was rainy in San José, and today is chilly and cloudy. So…

Despite its dark past, Medellín, Colombia, remains one of Latin America’s great cities
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Despite its dark past, Medellín, Colombia, remains one of Latin America’s great cities

The Tico Times - March 20, 2017

MEDELLÍN, Colombia – People here sing when they speak. That iconic paisa accent, which extends the final syllables of given sentences or phrases, puts a charming twist on…

Costa Rica Oxcart Parade: Día Nacional del Boyero
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Central Valley
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Costa Rica Oxcart Parade: Día Nacional del Boyero

Ilana Long - March 8, 2017

Multicolored carts line up on the streets outside the church in San Miguel de Escazú as the oxen that prepare to pull them stamp and snort. Real-life…

Fun and free in Costa Rica: Get your veggies at the feria
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Activities
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Get your veggies at the feria

Ilana Long - November 29, 2016

Normally, for me, food shopping is a chore. But on Saturday mornings outside the church square, it’s an adventure. The feria, the weekly outdoor market, is a…

PHOTOS: Tour of Limón province showcases region’s human and natural diversity
Animals
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Animals
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PHOTOS: Tour of Limón province showcases region’s human and natural diversity

Erin Skoczylas - November 14, 2016

The Tico Times recently joined a two-day tour of the province of Limón sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) to look at the development of…

A water park in Aserrí proves to be more adventure than expected
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A water park in Aserrí proves to be more adventure than expected

The Tico Times - November 9, 2016

ASERRI, San José — During our trek into the mountains south of San José, as we made the continuous climb on treacherous and narrow roads, my girlfriend said to…

Fun and free in Costa Rica: Halloween masquerade parades
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Activities
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Fun and free in Costa Rica: Halloween masquerade parades

Ilana Long - October 26, 2016

This Halloween, be a part of Costa Rica’s fun and free costumed tradition — fling yourself into the contagious festivals and parades that flood the streets during…

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