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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

A Costa Rican gardener’s top tips on avoiding snake bites

Just the mention of snakes makes most of us squirm with a bit of fear, and seeing one face-to-face can push the panic button.

Exacerbated by pandemic, Costa Ricans face long hospital wait times

The waiting time for a non-emergency surgery at Costa Rica's public hospitals has reached more than 520 days, up considerably compared to before the pandemic.

Pejibayes in Costa Rica – The Ultimate Rainy Season Fruit

Visitors to Costa Rica during the rainy season will come across the pejibaye harvest in local markets. This unusual fruit comes from a tropical palm, often called peach palm in English, and has a starchy, orange mesocarp or midsection that is edible when cooked.

A Costa Rica eco-friendly, medicinal garden secret: Yellow Bells

This hardy bush is found in most regions of Costa Rica and easy to identify with its clusters of yellow, bell-shaped flowers and serrated, compound, pinnate leaves with 5 to 13 leaflets. This plant is a member of the family Bignoniaceae, and is related to Roble Sabana (Tabebuia rosea) and Cortez Amarillo (Tabebuia chrysantha), which has similar flowers.

5 healthy ways to improve your garden’s soil in Costa Rica

A growing number of concerned farmers and gardeners are changing the way we work with the soil to grow our food. We are now returning to a natural approach to return the gift of soil fertility to the land.

Costa Rica the happiest Latin American country, World Happiness Report says

Costa Rica is the top Latin American country on the 2021 World Happiness Report list.

Costa Rican diet contains too much salt, Health Ministry says

The average Costa Rican adult consumes twice the recommended value of salt each day, according to the Health Ministry.

Bikes have a right to the road, MOPT reminds

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is reminding drivers that cyclists have a right to the road.

Lawmakers in Costa Rica ask government to speed up medical cannabis debate

Costa Rica has said it supports hemp production, but has expressed reservations with cannabis, claiming it would need to create mechanisms to prevent its recreational use.

Environmental efforts send Costa Rica to top of Human Development Index in Latin America

Costa Rica climbed in the Human Development Index (HDI) in 2020.
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