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Costa Rican Games: Expect Peculiar Rules and ‘Superkings’

Newcomers to Costa Rica encounter many challenges: A language barrier for non-Spanish speakers, cultural differences, dietary adjustments to name just a few. And for...

Expat Life: Driving in Costa Rica – No Address, No Problem

We did it. My wife and I quit our jobs, U-hauled all of our belongings to my parent’s barn, rented out our little house,...

Influencer’s ‘Birth Tourism’ Video Sparks Backlash 

Shannen Michaela, an Australian influencer currently residing in Costa Rica with her family, has recently ignited a contentious debate after she posted a video...

When Costa Rica Temporarily Changed Time Zones

The recent turning back of the clocks in North America reminded me that when I first arrived in Costa Rica, the country was experimenting...

Make Your Own Coconut Milk at Home

The first installment of a new column on doing-it-yourself, tropical-style

Costa Rica Allergies Worsen in Rainy Season

Rainfall lifts up dust, pollen and mold, and residents inhale it.
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Miss Universe Seeks Safety from Nicaragua

The Miss Universe organization on Saturday asked the Nicaraguan government to "guarantee" the safety of the affiliates of the local contest, whose director, Karen...

Costa Rica’s Rising Costs Deter Tourists

Costa Rica has become a costly destination, evident when compared to neighboring countries like Colombia and Mexico. "We are seeing that tourists resent and complain...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Rufous Vented Ground Cuckoo

Although I’m a big fan of birds, I think I fall short of being a birder. I don’t don one of those floppy wide-brimmed...

Nicaraguan Pageant Director Banned from Country

Nicaraguan authorities have banned the national director of the Miss Universe pageant from returning to the country and raided her home, days after Nicaraguan...