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Costa Rica celebrates the Fourth of July

Spectators watch the fireworks display at Avenida Escazú's Fourth of July event.

PHOTOS: American Colony celebrates US Independence Day at annual picnic

Hundreds of people converged on the Cervecería Nacional on the outskirts of San José to attend the 54th annual Fourth of July Picnic, a Costa Rican tradition since 1961. Here are some snapshots from U.S. Independence Day morning.

Dueling Anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ vs. ‘Hermosa Bandera’

A look at the history of the U.S.' "Star-Spangled Banner" and Costa Rica's "Noble Patria, Tu Hermosa Bandera." Plus a free download of our July 4 Picnic program.

Hurricane Arthur puts a damper on July 4 celebrations in US

Arthur was designated as the first Atlantic hurricane of the season at 5 a.m. Thursday as it headed toward the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Costa Rica Asks for Financial Help to Deal with Wave of Migration

Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves asked Wednesday at the Davos forum for financial support so that the country can continue to be "just as...

A Costa Rica Expat’s View on Driving in Costa Rica

Are you tired of driving on smooth, well-maintained roads with clear signage and courteous drivers? Are you looking for a truly thrilling driving experience?...

Travel + Leisure Names Costa Rica among Best Scuba Diving Destinations in the World

According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Costa Rica has one of the best places in the world to practice diving: Cocos Island."Costa Rica's Cocos...

Costa Rica Wildlife – Meet the Jabiru Stork

There are few big birds in Costa Rica. Great curassows and black guans are hefty. Great blue herons and great egrets are tall. Nobody...
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