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Costa Rica Pic of the Day: Santa Teresa sunset

Sunset in Santa Teresa is a communal affair. As the sun goes down, the entire town seems to migrate to the beach and watch as the sky

Today is stressful. Let’s see pictures of your pets

If you're invested in the U.S. elections, or if you have loved ones in Nicaragua or Honduras, today may be quite stressful.

Pic of the Day: President Carlos Alvarado addresses UN General Assembly

President Alvarado delivered his address from his office in Casa Presidencial. 

Watch: Niagara Falls shines with colors of Costa Rica flag

Niagara Falls, which borders the United States and Canada, shone in the colors of the Costa Rican flag as part of recent Independence Day festivities.

Pic of the Day: Hopping into the weekend

From the oceans to the mountaintops, we hope you're enjoying the Independence Day long weekend! 

Pic of the Day: World’s tallest building celebrates Costa Rica independence

From Costa Rica to wherever you are in the world, happy Independence Day!
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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