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PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 22, 2018

In celebration of our little 51,100-square-kilometer stretch of earth, here are some of our favorite photos: [gallery ids="48420,31657,83102,84464,84465,84462,59195,32291,64278,52006,86580,86575,71998,31199,75927,83006,49557"] Originally published on April 22, 2016.

What is Juan Santamaría Day?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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What is Juan Santamaría Day?

Lindsay Fendt - April 10, 2018

Costa Rica, lacking an army since 1948, doesn't have many war heroes. The most notable exception is Juan Santamaría, a poor drummer boy from Alajuela. Santamaría helped thwart…

WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 1, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DXrpDS0M3g Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new mother-in-law told her, "Get ready.…

PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see

The Tico Times - September 11, 2017

There was a time, not so long ago, when sloths were not considered adorable. That time has now passed and here at The Tico Times we want to…

Sinéad O’Connor’s video on Facebook causes a stir
Photos and Video
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Photos and Video
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Sinéad O’Connor’s video on Facebook causes a stir

The Tico Times - August 8, 2017

Irish singer – song-writer Sinéad O'Connor, who rose to fame in the eighties, suffers from a bipolarity disorder and expresses her depression publicly. The Irish Grammy Award…

Video of President Solís swallowing a wasp continues to circle the globe
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Video of President Solís swallowing a wasp continues to circle the globe

L. Arias - June 21, 2017

Almost a week after the video of President Luis Guillermo Solís accidentally swallowing a wasp was seen around Costa Rica, the close encounter is still making a…

PHOTOS: Hurricane Otto begins path of destruction through Central America
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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PHOTOS: Hurricane Otto begins path of destruction through Central America

AFP - November 23, 2016

Otto, the tropical storm that returned to Category 1 hurricane status on Wednesday evening, has already begun affecting parts of Panama and Nicaragua. The sixth Atlantic storm of the…

PHOTOS: Chasing Moby at Uvita’s Whale and Dolphin Festival
Activities
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Activities
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PHOTOS: Chasing Moby at Uvita’s Whale and Dolphin Festival

Kristel Segeren - September 16, 2016

The annual Whale and Dolphin Festival was held earlier this month for the eighth time in the small, Pacific coast town of Uvita. September is probably the best…

PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade

Jennifer Murillo - September 15, 2016

Happy Independence Day, Costa Rica! As is tradition, last night children all over the country paraded through the streets with homemade lanterns, or faroles, and other lit-up creations.…

PHOTOS: The rainy season in Jacó
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: The rainy season in Jacó

Joe Tabacca - September 12, 2016

It's the rainiest time of the year in much of Costa Rica, including along the central Pacific coast. Thunderstorms roll across the ocean and afternoon downpours are a…

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