Face-to-face with a sea turtle at Caño Island
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Face-to-face with a sea turtle at Caño Island

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 9, 2019

Ten miles off the Osa Peninsula, the waters surrounding Caño Island contain one of the most extensive coral reef formations in Costa Rica. Accessible via boat from…

Vaso Lleno hosting event for sexual abuse survivors
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Vaso Lleno hosting event for sexual abuse survivors

The Tico Times - April 8, 2019

Earlier this year, Cris Gomar, the founder of the Vaso Lleno social outreach initiative, created a forum for survivors of sexual abuse to share their stories. Gomar was…

Trip Report: Flying domestic airlines in Costa Rica
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Trip Report: Flying domestic airlines in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 6, 2019

TAMBÓR, Puntarenas — Instead of long check-in or security lines, two iguanas watched me carefully, asserting dominance by nodding their heads. Since NatureAir ceased flights last year,…

Off the eaten path: Pescadería Bertil
Dining & Nightlife
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Dining & Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Pescadería Bertil

William Ayre - April 5, 2019

I was recently enjoying some summer weather at the beach, in Jacó, when I got a craving for some ceviche – a natural reaction when you spend…

Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tourism Board invests $1.5 million in lifeguard program for Costa Rican beaches

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 3, 2019

Costa Rica plans to make its beaches safer with a $500,000 annual investment between 2020 and 2022 to establish lifeguard programs at the country’s most dangerous beaches.…

Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison

AFP and The Tico Times - March 15, 2019

Alex Vanegas, the 62-year-old Nicaraguan marathon runner who was jailed for nearly four months for supporting the protests against president Daniel Ortega, fled to Costa Rica shortly…

Off the eaten path: Santa Ana Farmers Market
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Santa Ana Farmers Market

William Ayre - March 15, 2019

This week I’ll highlight an assortment of different and delicious street foods at a place that doubles as a cost-effective alternative to your local chain grocery store.…

A photo exhibit in Jacó connects with the “Divine Feminine”
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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A photo exhibit in Jacó connects with the “Divine Feminine”

Caeli Chesin - March 12, 2019

In the middle of trees, a woman looks straight forward. White paint covers her chest. Her mouth is slightly open, as if she's taking a breath. The…

Video: Puma caught in Tibás released into wild
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Video: Puma caught in Tibás released into wild

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 12, 2019

A puma that was captured Sunday in a Tibás neighborhood by the Firefighters Corps and the Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE) has been safely released back into…

More than 500 arrests made in raid against arms trafficking in eight Latin American countries
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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More than 500 arrests made in raid against arms trafficking in eight Latin American countries

AFP and The Tico Times - March 12, 2019

A raid against arms trafficking in eight Latin American countries ended with 560 arrests, including the detainment of a person suspected of providing weapons to Colombia's National…

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