During the dry season in Costa Rica, when the vegetation turns brown and the soil hardens, it’s difficult to grow any crops. But there...
Mmm, patacones. So delicious. So full of surprising facts.
The rainy season is the perfect time to start, or rejuvenate, your tropical garden. Ed Bernhardt shows you how.
A preview of San José's Good Friday procession, with sights and sounds from last year's event.
Some historians and sociologists say the original construction of the Juan Santamaría myth was, well, convenient.
Our rental-car GPS started speaking in that cryptic language from the outskirts of reason: the U.S. system of measurement. In this week's "Please Send Coffee!" column, Raquel Chanto explores the confusing process of adjusting to her adopted country's non-metric quirks.
In a recent study, researchers found that more layers of foam on top of a liquid make it less likely to spill. So going with some hearty traditional beer may be good for more than just your holiday spirit. It could keep your clothes dry, too, as you get tipsier.
Here are six tropical foods and spices that grow in Costa Rica that you definitely know but probably have never seen au naturel.
Small urban gardens can be very productive and growing some of your own food is a great way to take charge of your health.
Costa Ricans are fond of Santa Lucía flowers and have an interesting tradition of bestowing bouquets of these flowers to friends during the New Year to ensure prosperity.
El Salvador's National Zoo, the only state-run zoo, closed Thursday for good after operating for 69 years, and its more than 400 animals will...
Most rich countries are creating unhealthy, dangerous and harmful conditions for children around the world, according to a report by Unicef's Innocenti Research Center,...
Guatemala temporarily banned the harvesting of mollusks in the Pacific coast from Friday due to a red tide that has caused the death of...