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Merry Christmas!
Holidays
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Holidays
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Merry Christmas!

Alberto Font - December 24, 2015

’Tis the season to support animal welfare
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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’Tis the season to support animal welfare

Mitzi Stark - December 21, 2015

At a time of year that lends itself to giving something back to those less fortunate, many people find their thoughts turning to four-legged friends – and…

Last-minute getaways for the holidays
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Last-minute getaways for the holidays

Amanda Zúñiga - December 20, 2015

Sometimes those last few weeks before the holidays are so hectic that you forget to plan for the holidays. Well, we at The Tico Times did some…

Holidays in Costa Rica: Baby Jesus is more popular than Santa Claus
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Holidays in Costa Rica: Baby Jesus is more popular than Santa Claus

L. Arias - December 20, 2015

Despite all of the marketing efforts to make Santa Claus the star of Christmas in Costa Rica, 39 percent of Tico parents polled in a survey last month…

Where to eat Christmas dinner in Costa Rica
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Where to eat Christmas dinner in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga and Elizabeth Lang - December 19, 2015

If you've got any room left in your belly after the delectable tamales most of us will eat this holiday season, you might find yourself searching for…

Can’t-miss events for a truly Costa Rican Christmas
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Can’t-miss events for a truly Costa Rican Christmas

Amanda Zúñiga - December 18, 2015

In a sea of lights, carols and holiday shoppers, there's no doubt that Christmas is just about here in Costa Rica. But if you're new to the…

Arts and Culture
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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 16, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DXrpDS0M3g Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new mother-in-law told her, "Get ready.…

Costa Rica’s one-stop Nativity shop
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica’s one-stop Nativity shop

Zach Dyer - December 16, 2015

Baby Jesus comes in three different sizes but there are no color choices for his loin cloth. They’re right underneath the giant snowflake, can’t miss 'em. Along…

12 Days of Pura Vida: Our picks for this year’s best Costa Rican-made holiday gifts
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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12 Days of Pura Vida: Our picks for this year’s best Costa Rican-made holiday gifts

Elizabeth Lang - December 14, 2015

Forget that partridge in a pear tree. With the jolliest time of the year upon us, why not fill your shopping list with products handcrafted in Costa…

Beyond Feliz Navidad: Eight great holiday songs in Spanish and one in Ladino
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Beyond Feliz Navidad: Eight great holiday songs in Spanish and one in Ladino

Jill Replogle - December 13, 2015

Where I grew up in the U.S. southwest, "Feliz Navidad" played on the radio about 30 times a day during the entire month of December. But I…

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