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What are Diatoms and how are they used in Costa Rica?

A key ally in natural pest control is now available in Costa Rica.

Guaro: A Local Costa Rica Drink You Should Try

Anyone who has read my haphazard musings can probably discern, in the shadows of my current incarnation as an “oh, maybe just one glass...

7 Homemade Pest-Control Recipes for the Costa Rica Rainy Season

As the tropical rains increase in Costa Rica during the year, so do the bugs - and for the gardener, that can spell trouble.  Most...

A Look Back: Remembering the Costa Rica Fourth of July Picnic in 1965

Fifty-seven years ago in July was simply unforgettable. Sure, I was all of 6 years old, and had only just begun to have my...

How to beat the rainy season in Costa Rica with kids

I come from dry places. I am relatively new at motherhood. I am relatively new to Costa Rica. Therefore, the first downpours to trap me — along with a husband, a 3-year-old and a newborn — inside our small San José apartment filled me with dread.

Learn to grow and cook the low-maintenance pigeon pea in Costa Rica

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...
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Tragic Plane Crash in Costa Rica Claims Two Lives

Costa Rican authorities reported that a small plane crashed and burst into flames near Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula. The Red Cross...

Costa Rica’s Crocodile Bridge – It’s a Good/Bad Thing

‘Who’s letting me do this?’ is the best way to describe one of the best aspects of living in Costa Rica. You find yourself...

El Salvador’s Anti-Gang Crackdown: Children Face Harsh Sentences and Alleged Torture

More than 1,000 minors have been convicted of crimes under a state of emergency in force in El Salvador since March 2022, Human Rights...