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The Tico Times visits Santa Teresa

Our team is in Santa Teresa this week, in Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula.

Serenity Boutique Hotel offers quiet retreat for Central Pacific visitors

A Quepos hotel reopens with a new focus on peaceful calm, and a cooking school for visitors eager to learn about local flavors.

A visit to Cartago’s Mercado Municipal

A nice excuse to ride the rails from Chepe.

I caught a marlin and it was great, but the marlin totally hated it

Forty miles south of the Golfo Dulce in the open Pacific Ocean, a 200-pound blue marlin was about to have the worst day of its life.

Corcovado Costa Rica: Change is coming to a timeless place

New rules at Corcovado National Park prohibit outside food, and some are not happy, but some say it's a change for the better.

Video: Underground adventure awaits at Barra Honda caves

Take a video tour of Barra Honda National Park in Guanacaste, where the highlight is exploring the fascinating Terciopelo cave.
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The History and Meaning Behind Costa Rica’s Lantern Parade

Every September 14th, on the eve of Independence Day, most towns and cities of Costa Rica celebrate the traditional lantern parade. Driven by educational...

Costa Rica Wildlife: Meet the Common House Gecko

They’re behind your clock. They’re in your curtains. They’re laying eggs in your knickknacks. They’re your constant housemates, so we might as well learn...

Empanadas in Costa Rica are as Easy as 1,2,3,4

All over Latin America, empanadas (turnovers) are eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. They vary in taste according to the ingredients used...

Costa Rica Independence Day meal with a side of history

TASTE OF THE TROPICS: How to make Chorreadas with Palmito Cheese and Guacamango