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Relaxing in style in Granada, Nicaragua’s best hotels and spas
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Central America
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Relaxing in style in Granada, Nicaragua’s best hotels and spas

The Tico Times - September 8, 2016

There are plenty of vacations in Central America that can treat the adrenaline-seeker or those travelers who like to go off the beaten path. There are other types of…

Santa Ana: 5 good hotels, 5 good restaurants
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Dining
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Santa Ana: 5 good hotels, 5 good restaurants

The Tico Times - July 29, 2016

This report is sponsored in part by:   SANTA ANA, San José — Here on the edge of urban boom and bucolic bliss, there are a dozen…

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…

Drinking contraband guaro with Sámara’s living legend, Don Polo
adventure
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adventure
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Drinking contraband guaro with Sámara’s living legend, Don Polo

The Tico Times - May 27, 2016

When the 89-year-old man with his belly protruding from his half-buttoned tropical shirt poured me a full shot of contraband guaro at 10 o'clock in the morning,…

San José IPA: Is this the best beer in Costa Rica?
Drinks
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Drinks
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San José IPA: Is this the best beer in Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - November 29, 2015

At first he won't admit it. When Costa Rican craft beer brewer and micropub owner Adolfo Marín is asked about his favorite beer in the country, he's hesitant to…

Drinks
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VIDEO: Making mead in Alajuela

The Tico Times - April 17, 2015

https://vimeo.com/125170895 What’s the buzz on Costa Rica Meadery? After two years, the tiny operation is doing pretty well: It just won a silver medal at Mazer Cup…

Beer with a conscience
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Drinks
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Beer with a conscience

The Tico Times - March 20, 2015

Oh, how wonderful it is to sip a new brand of beer as you explore the tropics. And if you're traveling in Costa Rica, chances are that…

You haven’t had Costa Rica coffee until you’ve tried this
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culture
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You haven’t had Costa Rica coffee until you’ve tried this

The Tico Times - March 16, 2015

The chorreador is Costa Rican coffee purists' way of brewing their joe. Even as recent as 25 years ago, many homes and businesses only used this technique…

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Pacific coast craft beer La Selva hits San José

The Tico Times - January 16, 2015

You hear it all the time: Some bearded guy from Oregon decides to brew beer. He loves beer. He loves gastropubs. He reads all the beer blogs.…