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Got 10 minutes? Get inspired with one of our faves from the SHNIT Shortfilm Festival

Don't take our word for it: check out a few of our favorite films from the Shnit Shortfilm Festival.

Documentary featuring former Costa Rica first lady premieres in San José

The Costa Rica premiere of a new documentary featuring U.S. citizen and former first lady of Costa Rica Henrietta Boggs takes place Tuesday at 8 p.m. the Cine Magaly in San José.

Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary

A new Discovery Networks documentary tells the story of the Costa Rican toucan whose savagely mutilated beak was replaced with a prosthetic one, and how it inspired a nation to push for better treatment of animals.

Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ in Costa Rica on Thursday

It takes place in a galaxy far, far away but the long wait is finally over. The 7th episode of the Star Wars saga premiered here at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

Three must-see movies at the Costa Rican International Film Fest

Costa Rica International Film Festival kicked off last Thursday and will feature more than 100 screenings through Dec. 18. Here are three flicks not to miss.

New Costa Rican movie explores ‘the happiest place in the world’

With an all-star cast, a production budget of $350,0000 and promotion to the tune of $500,000, "The Happiest Place in the World" is arguably the most ambitious Costa Rican production of all time.
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The History and Meaning Behind Costa Rica’s Lantern Parade

Every September 14th, on the eve of Independence Day, most towns and cities of Costa Rica celebrate the traditional lantern parade. Driven by educational...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common House Gecko

They’re behind your clock. They’re in your curtains. They’re laying eggs in your knickknacks. They’re your constant housemates, so we might as well learn...

Empanadas in Costa Rica are as Easy as 1,2,3,4

All over Latin America, empanadas (turnovers) are eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. They vary in taste according to the ingredients used...

Costa Rica Independence Day meal with a side of history

TASTE OF THE TROPICS: How to make Chorreadas with Palmito Cheese and Guacamango