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5 best places to retire in Costa Rica
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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5 best places to retire in Costa Rica

Christopher Howard - January 4, 2020

What are the best places to retire in Costa Rica? It's a tough choice, since the country offers so many incredible places for living. A few years…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck for the new year
Archive
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Archive
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck for the new year

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2019

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations,…

An oasis for Costa Rica expats in downtown San José
Expat & Retirement Living
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Expat & Retirement Living
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An oasis for Costa Rica expats in downtown San José

Christopher Howard - October 10, 2019

From the 1980s through the early 2000s, San José was an epicenter of entertainment and nightlife for both Costa Ricans and expats. During those days, the expat…

Remembering La Penca, 35 years later
Crime
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Crime
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Remembering La Penca, 35 years later

The Tico Times - May 31, 2019

May 30, 1984, was a tragic day in Costa Rica's history. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded during a press conference called in La Penca, Nicaragua,…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2018

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations,…

Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’

Robert Isenberg - July 4, 2018

Here’s how the story goes: In 1852, President Juan Rafael Mora Porras was about to receive delegates from Great Britain and the United States. Costa Rica was…

Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?
Business
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Business
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Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Walking down the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store you’ll find milk, cheese, and … wait, no eggs? Many people from the United States are used to finding…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 29, 2017

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky on Sunday, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that,…

Add some Costa Rican love to your Thanksgiving table
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Add some Costa Rican love to your Thanksgiving table

Adrián Obando and Katherine Stanley - November 23, 2017

Gone are the days when Thanksgiving-lovers in Costa Rica could only dream of pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce. So many imported foods are available at supermarket chains…

La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses

The Tico Times - September 21, 2017

Recommended: Leave your wheels at home for Car Free Day 2017  Every year since I became a mom, I’ve tried to spend one month in the States with…