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1 day in Valle del Sol, 3 ways to spend it
Central Valley
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Central Valley
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1 day in Valle del Sol, 3 ways to spend it

The Tico Times - July 27, 2016

SANTA ANA, San José — Suppose you had only one day to spend in the (usually) sunny valley of Valle del Sol. What to do? We asked…

5 great places to have a picnic in Costa Rica
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adventure
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5 great places to have a picnic in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - July 3, 2016

Sure, the Cervecería Costa Rica in Alajuela is a great place to have a Fourth of July picnic, but after those Nathan’s hot dogs are gone, where…

Ceviche Tour invites public to help pick Costa Rica’s best raw fish dish
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Dining
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Ceviche Tour invites public to help pick Costa Rica’s best raw fish dish

The Tico Times - May 10, 2016

If you like your fish raw, yet well done, you may want to sample some of the entries in a monthlong contest to honor Costa Rica’s best…

Tamarindo’s Patagonia Del Mar gets seafood right
Dining
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Dining
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Tamarindo’s Patagonia Del Mar gets seafood right

The Tico Times - May 5, 2015

Mauro Camera didn’t need to open a third restaurant in Tamarindo — his Bamboo Sushi Club and Patagonia Argentinian Grill were already local favorites. But then someone…

Dining
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Hamburger helpers: The Hamburguesía cooking kit

The Tico Times - April 19, 2015

  Gourmet hamburgers are a global trend, and in a cattle-rich country like Costa Rica, you can expect some palatable patties. But at Hamburguesía Costa Rica, the…

Dining
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Whole fish: Everything but the innards

The Tico Times - April 17, 2015

If you had a landlocked childhood, you may think of fish as a) a slab of white meat full of tiny bones, b) a pink slush that…

Dining
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McTico? How US fast food caters to Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 12, 2015

When you have more than 14,000 restaurants in 116 countries, you must accept a difficult truth: Not everybody eats the same thing. Some abhor beef, others abstain…

Dining
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Old recipe, new twist

The Tico Times - March 21, 2015

Black bean soup is as old as the hills – but this version at El Sano Banano made the recipe seem new again. Thick, savory, and delicious,…

Café Rojo and Libros Duluoz make the perfect pair in Barrio Amón
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Café Rojo and Libros Duluoz make the perfect pair in Barrio Amón

The Tico Times - November 1, 2014

Café Rojo is cute. The red sign hanging from the iron gate is cute. The one-room dining room is cute. Slatted wood tables out front are cute.…