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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...

5 Interesting Facts about Patacones (Fried Green Plantains) in Costa Rica

Mmm, patacones. So delicious. So full of surprising facts.

A Gardener’s Guide to the Costa Rican Rainy Season

The rainy season is the perfect time to start, or rejuvenate, your tropical garden. Ed Bernhardt shows you how.

A look inside Costa Rica’s Good Friday processions

A preview of San José's Good Friday procession, with sights and sounds from last year's event.

5 (debated) things about Costa Rica’s National Hero Juan Santamaría?

Some historians and sociologists say the original construction of the Juan Santamaría myth was, well, convenient.

The Measure of a Costa Rica Expat: How Many ‘varas’ in a Mile?

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.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s the chemistry that makes your beer taste good (or bad)

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.

6 Tropical Foods in Costa Rica you thought you knew

Here are six tropical foods and spices that grow in Costa Rica that you definitely know but probably have never seen au naturel.

Gardening in your Costa Rica Apartment with a Salad Bar Stand

Small urban gardens can be very productive and growing some of your own food is a great way to take charge of your health.

A closer look at a Costa Rica New Year’s Tradition

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.
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