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

Tico Times #TBT: The earthquake that rattled Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast
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Tico Times #TBT: The earthquake that rattled Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

The Tico Times - March 28, 2019

In the early hours of April 22, 1991, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck the Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica and Panama. Costa Rica’s strongest earthquake of all time…

Tico Times #TBT: Irazú Volcano’s two-year eruption
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Tico Times #TBT: Irazú Volcano’s two-year eruption

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 21, 2019

In March 1963, Irazú Volcano began a period of eruptions that would last two years. The below video, via the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica…

Tico Times #TBT: Small lake forms after earthquake
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Tico Times #TBT: Small lake forms after earthquake

The Tico Times - March 14, 2019

Costa Rica's history has been replete with earthquakes. This Library of Congress photo, dated between 1880 and 1900, shows a small lake that formed after an earthquake in…

Tico Times #TBT: Memories of Costa Rica
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Tico Times #TBT: Memories of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 7, 2019

It’s hard to explain to people back home that Costa Rica doesn’t have a postal system quite like other countries. How many times has a friend insisted…

Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows
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Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows

The Tico Times - February 21, 2019

Arenal Volcano's July 1968 eruption destroyed three small villages, killed 87 people and wiped out 232 square kilometers of crops and livestock. The stratovolcano has remained dormant…

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