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Costa Rica lifts ban on Hass avocado imports

Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves, announced this Wednesday, May 18, the decision to lift the restriction on Hass avocado imports. “On the controversial matter of...

Why is Costa Rica so attractive with inflation and high housing prices in the US?

In many areas of the U.S., the real estate market is red hot. A good number of those who sell their homes are making...

President of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund pledges to strengthen it

Alvaro Ramos was appointed as executive president of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund. On May 9, Dr. Román Macaya, who served as executive...

A Gardener’s Guide to the Costa Rican Rainy Season

The rainy season is the perfect time to start, or rejuvenate, your tropical garden. Ed Bernhardt shows you how.

Costa Rica Patriotism Abroad: Loving One Culture While Embracing Another

I feel abysmally distant from that 7-year-old baton twirler who sang about Juan Santamaría’s “vengeful torch” lighting up a roaring fire and “flying for the homeland, smiling, towards death.”

The Measure of a Costa Rica Expat: How Many ‘varas’ in a Mile?

Our rental-car GPS started speaking in that cryptic language from the outskirts of reason: the U.S. system of measurement. In this week's "Please Send Coffee!" column, Raquel Chanto explores the confusing process of adjusting to her adopted country's non-metric quirks.

Planting and Growing Hydrangeas: From Blue to Pink their Color Changes with the Soil

Costa Rican gardeners who live in the cooler regions of the country can enjoy planting hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla). Known as Hortencia in Spanish, Hydrangea is...

Easy Shortcuts to Learning Spanish

In a previous article I offered some valuable tips to help English speaking travelers to Costa Rica (or elsewhere) and expat residents improve the...

Spanish Tongue Twisters for Costa Rica Travelers and Expats

In my last article I provided both travelers and expats with a couple of skills for learning survival Spanish. Tongue twisters (or trabalenguas) are phrases...

Coldplay opens in front of 40,000 people in Costa Rica

Costa Rica was the starting point of the Music of the Spheres World Tour, before an euphoric crowd of 40,000 people at the National...
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Costa Rica lifts ban on Hass avocado imports

Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves, announced this Wednesday, May 18, the decision to lift the restriction on Hass avocado imports. “On the controversial matter of...

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Mmm, patacones. So delicious. So full of surprising facts.

Former Nicaraguan ambassador to OAS questions Costa Rica’s silence

The journalist and former Nicaraguan ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Arturo McFields Yescas, questioned this Friday Costa Rica's behavior in the...

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