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TBT: Pan Am Flight 421 crashes in Costa Rica on this day in 1980
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TBT: Pan Am Flight 421 crashes in Costa Rica on this day in 1980

The Tico Times - September 3, 2020

On this day in 1980, a Boeing 727 operating Pan American World Airways flight 421 crashed short of Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport. The flight was…

TBT: When Bocas del Toro was part of Costa Rica
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TBT: When Bocas del Toro was part of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 13, 2020

Look closely at this mid-1800s map of Costa Rica, and you might spot some major differences. For one, there's no Lake Arenal — that didn't exist until…

TBT: A soccer match at Costa Rica’s old National Stadium
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TBT: A soccer match at Costa Rica’s old National Stadium

The Tico Times - December 19, 2019

Soccer in Costa Rica has come a long way. According to the Costa Rican Soccer Federation (Fedefutbol), the beautiful game's origins here can be traced to the…

TBT: Costa Rica’s National Stadium
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TBT: Costa Rica’s National Stadium

Nate Doughty - December 12, 2019

The National Stadium (Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica), which is located in La Sabana Metropolitan Park, marked Costa Rica's largest construction project in its history when it…

TBT: John F. Kennedy’s speech at UCR in Costa Rica
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TBT: John F. Kennedy’s speech at UCR in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 5, 2019

United States President John F. Kennedy visited Costa Rica in 1963 to attend the Conference of Presidents of the Central American Republic. In doing so, Kennedy became…

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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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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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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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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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…

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