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5 good restaurants in La Fortuna, from pizza to parrilla
Arenal
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Arenal
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5 good restaurants in La Fortuna, from pizza to parrilla

The Tico Times - April 24, 2017

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — We ate at more eateries here than we could name, and we almost always found some little detail we didn't like. Still, at times we enjoyed…

Shaping Costa Rica’s food culture with tourism
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Shaping Costa Rica’s food culture with tourism

Laura Killingbeck - April 14, 2017

Everyone who travels must also eat, which means all tourists are food tourists. Everyone visiting or living in Costa Rica will participate in Costa Rica’s food culture.…

Caliche’s Wishbone in Jacó is a seafood paradise for the hungry surfer
Central Pacific Coast
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Central Pacific Coast
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Caliche’s Wishbone in Jacó is a seafood paradise for the hungry surfer

The Tico Times - February 20, 2017

JACÓ, Puntarenas — The first thing you notice in Caliche's Wishbone, located smack-dab in the middle of Jacó's main street, is all the signed surfboards decorating the…

PriceSmart supermarkets in Costa Rica recall frozen tilapia fish
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PriceSmart supermarkets in Costa Rica recall frozen tilapia fish

L. Arias - December 29, 2016

PriceSmart called on its customers who purchazed frozen raw tilapia in November to refrain from consuming it and return it to any of its stores to receive a…

Delicious eats for your holiday celebrations
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Delicious eats for your holiday celebrations

The Tico Times - December 16, 2016

If you’ve got any room left in your belly after the delectable tamales most of us will eat this holiday season in Costa Rica, you might find…

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

5 things you might not know about patacones
Cooking
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Cooking
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5 things you might not know about patacones

Jack Donnelly - October 29, 2016

Take a hard green plantain (plátano), cut it crosswise into rounds, fry them in oil, mash them flat, and fry them in oil again. If this doesn’t…

Costa Rican craft beers score big at international competition
Business
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Business
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Costa Rican craft beers score big at international competition

The Tico Times - October 4, 2016

Costa Rica's young craft beer scene has grown up in a big way over the past few years. The country's brewers won a flurry of medals at the…

Seed festival is a gardener’s dream come true
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Seed festival is a gardener’s dream come true

Ed Bernhardt - September 17, 2016

The tiny village of Tinamastes, near Dominical, recently hosted a unique festival of huge impact for our region. It was the second annual seed exchange festival, which…

Our favorite places in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Our favorite places in Costa Rica

The Tico Times Staff - September 15, 2016

It is Independence Day in Costa Rica, a time when we, the foreign transplants who are part of The Tico Times editorial team, take the time to…