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Photos: A weekend in Puerto Viejo

Tico Times photographer Jacob Spetzler recently spent a weekend in Puerto Viejo.

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica at the 2019 Pan American Games

The 2019 Pan American Games are underway in Lima, Peru. 

Photos: Fourth of July celebration at Avenida Escazú

Avenida Escazú hosted one of the largest Independence Day parties in Costa Rica.

Pic of the Day: Costa Rica in the spotlight as it hosts international meeting on Venezuela

Diplomats from across Latin America and Europe arrived in Costa Rica on Monday for the third meeting of the International Contact Group on Venezuela. 

Pic of the Day: From coast-to-coast in Costa Rica

Camino de Costa Rica is a 280-kilometer trek from Costa Rica’s Atlantic to Pacific coasts.

Reader photos: Beauty at Jacó Beach

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The History and Meaning Behind Costa Rica’s Lantern Parade

Every September 14th, on the eve of Independence Day, most towns and cities of Costa Rica celebrate the traditional lantern parade. Driven by educational...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common House Gecko

They’re behind your clock. They’re in your curtains. They’re laying eggs in your knickknacks. They’re your constant housemates, so we might as well learn...

Empanadas in Costa Rica are as Easy as 1,2,3,4

All over Latin America, empanadas (turnovers) are eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. They vary in taste according to the ingredients used...

Costa Rica Independence Day meal with a side of history

TASTE OF THE TROPICS: How to make Chorreadas with Palmito Cheese and Guacamango