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The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps
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Holidays
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The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps

The Tico Times - December 24, 2019

In Costa Rica, we don’t have sleigh rides or the white Christmases of movie fame – but we do have celebrations filled with delicious food and drinks,…

WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 19, 2019

Originally published on Dec. 16, 2015. Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new…

Vehicle restriction in San José to be suspended for holidays
Business
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Business
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Vehicle restriction in San José to be suspended for holidays

The Tico Times - December 18, 2019

Happy Holidays: Transit authorities will suspend the one-day-a-week restriction of vehicles entering downtown San José starting next Monday, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) reported. All motorists…

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The Tico Times - October 21, 2019

Like many other newspapers, The Tico Times used to deliver a paper copy straight to your mailbox. Today, we still print seasonal editions and distribute them across Costa Rica,…

Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day

Jill Replogle - October 12, 2019

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), which is celebrated today in Costa Rica! Known elsewhere as Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous…

Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015

The Tico Times - July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20 marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 crew made their historic landing on the moon. To commemorate the occasion, we're sharing a 2015 story…

Costa Rica’s blood bank needs donors
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica’s blood bank needs donors

The Tico Times - June 4, 2019

The Costa Rican Social Security System (Caja) warned that the country's National Blood Bank reserves are depleted and is asking for donations. The Blood Bank this week…

Remembering La Penca, 35 years later
Crime
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Crime
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Remembering La Penca, 35 years later

The Tico Times - May 31, 2019

May 30, 1984, was a tragic day in Costa Rica's history. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded during a press conference called in La Penca, Nicaragua,…

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Books
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Books
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Help The Tico Times celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing your story

Tico Times Staff - January 25, 2019

Give us some lovin'. Do you have a story of love (romantic or platonic) with a Costa Rican connection that you'd be willing to share? Did you…

Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene

Elizabeth Lang - December 24, 2018

At Christmas time in Costa Rica, Nativity scenes, or portales, come in all different shapes and sizes, with just as many variations in the way they are…