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TBT: Costa Rica’s imposing Rio Grande railway bridge
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TBT: Costa Rica’s imposing Rio Grande railway bridge

The Tico Times - November 28, 2019

In honor of Costa Rica taking steps to rebuild its railroad to the Pacific, we're recognizing one of the country's most impressive architectural achievements. The Rio Grande…

TBT: San José of decades past
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: San José of decades past

The Tico Times - October 31, 2019

Before it became the park we know today, La Sabana was Costa Rica's first international airport. This photo shows what that looked like — and just how…

TBT: Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Costa Rica
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History
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TBT: Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 24, 2019

We take a look back at a piece of Costa Rica history in another installment of  Throwback Thursday (TBT). This week, let's go all the way back…

TBT: Pan American Clipper connects Costa Rica to Texas
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: Pan American Clipper connects Costa Rica to Texas

The Tico Times - October 3, 2019

Flying today is cheaper than ever, and non-stop routes have connected Costa Rica to destinations across the Americas and Europe. But in the 1940s, even a direct…

TBT: Costa Rica’s gift of happiness
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: Costa Rica’s gift of happiness

The Tico Times - September 26, 2019

Why  are Costa Ricans so happy? It might just be because of the talking, anthropomorphic sloths. A second video features Mr. Sloth as he visited Arenal Volcano in…

TBT: Pan American ad invites you to a Central American ‘fiesta’
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: Pan American ad invites you to a Central American ‘fiesta’

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 19, 2019

Once the largest international airline in the United States, Pan American Airlines flew regularly to Costa Rica until 1981. Financial struggles forced Pan Am to cut several routes as…

TBT: An old Costa Rican coffee plantation
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: An old Costa Rican coffee plantation

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 22, 2019

This early 1900s photo shows a coffee plantation in Costa Rica. The photo was published as part of a 1914 five-volume encyclopedia called "The New Student's Reference…

TBT: When LACSA flew the colors of Costa Rica across the Americas
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: When LACSA flew the colors of Costa Rica across the Americas

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 23, 2019

LACSA, or Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses S.A., once flew the colors of Costa Rica throughout North, Central and South America. Founded in 1945 with financing from the Costa…

Tico Times #TBT: Mid-1920s Costa Rican air mail postage stamp
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Tico Times #TBT
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Tico Times #TBT: Mid-1920s Costa Rican air mail postage stamp

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 11, 2019

The first commercial flight in Costa Rica occurred on December 29, 1928, when a Pan American airplane landed in La Sabana. Over the following decades, the aviation…

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Tico Times #TBT: A 1947 documentary of Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 4, 2019

It's Throwback Thursday, which means we take a look at Costa Rica's past. The nine-minute documentary showcases life in Costa Rica in the 1940s, as viewed through…

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