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Across the Osa: Hoofing it from the Golfo Dulce to the Pacific
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Across the Osa: Hoofing it from the Golfo Dulce to the Pacific

The Tico Times - April 21, 2016

CARATE, Puntarenas — What has 4 wheels, 24 hooves, 8 legs, takes 9 hours and covers 32 kilometers? The mother of all adventures, that’s what. [caption id="attachment_6873"…

Matapalo hike: Just the right dose of adventure in the Osa
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Matapalo hike: Just the right dose of adventure in the Osa

The Tico Times - April 18, 2016

MATAPALO, Puntarenas — With my oldest best friend and his family in Costa Rica for two weeks of vacation, we quickly established that not everyone agrees on…

Costa Rica airport restricts liquids in carry-ons
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Costa Rica airport restricts liquids in carry-ons

L. Arias - April 14, 2016

Starting April 19, the Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) will enforce the same airport restrictions on liquids, aerosols or gels in carry-on luggage as the U.S. Transportation Security Administration.…

Hooray! We can go fishing in Costa Rica with our children
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Costa Rica
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Hooray! We can go fishing in Costa Rica with our children

Germán Ignacio Pochet Ballester - April 12, 2016

Due to an increase in recreational fishing in the coastal zones of the country, and because this is an activity that generates communal and family bonds, an important change was…

San José bus tour shows off a surprisingly vibrant, history-rich capital
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Central Valley
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San José bus tour shows off a surprisingly vibrant, history-rich capital

The Tico Times - April 11, 2016

SAN JOSÉ — As the bus rolled through Barrio Amón, our tour guide pointed out the former home of Costa Rican dictator Federico Tinoco, who seized power…

Golfito Marina: After 7 years dead in the water, full steam ahead
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Destinations
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Golfito Marina: After 7 years dead in the water, full steam ahead

The Tico Times - April 6, 2016

SAN JOSÉ — Just a few months ago, people in Golfito would smirk when asked about the big marina that was supposed to be built here, saying…

Esplendor Tamarindo vying to be king of the hill in a crowded market
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Esplendor Tamarindo vying to be king of the hill in a crowded market

The Tico Times - April 4, 2016

TAMARINDO, Guanacaste — A couple years ago, those who walked, ran or drove the trails behind Tamarindo noticed a major construction project underway on top of the…

San José streets empty for Semana Santa
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Costa Rica
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San José streets empty for Semana Santa

The Tico Times - March 26, 2016

The usually jam-packed Avenida Segunda sits empty on Good Friday. It may not be the beach, but as Central Valley residents spill out of the city for…

The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica
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Business
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The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 24, 2016

With so many visitors in Costa Rica during this high tourism season, The Tico Times decided it was time to compile the ultimate (though relatively simple and…

Costa Rica airports increase security following Brussels blasts
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Costa Rica airports increase security following Brussels blasts

The Tico Times - March 22, 2016

Travelers should give themselves at least three hours to pass through security at Juan Santamaría International Airport on Tuesday and throughout the week after terrorist attacks in…

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