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Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows
Arenal
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Arenal
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Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows

The Tico Times - February 21, 2019

Arenal Volcano's July 1968 eruption destroyed three small villages, killed 87 people and wiped out 232 square kilometers of crops and livestock. The stratovolcano has remained dormant…

This video of Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano will blow your mind
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This video of Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano will blow your mind

The Tico Times - April 12, 2018

If your daily experience of Costa Rica's Turrialba Volcano, like that of many residents of central Costa Rica, consists of dusting layers of volcanic ash from your…

Soaring above the volcanoes
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Soaring above the volcanoes

The Tico Times - April 20, 2017

Thanks to faithful Tico Times reader and Southwest Airlines pilot John Wells, who has spent a lot of time in the air above San José in recent…

Arenal: One very cool volcano and lots of very hot springs
Arenal
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Arenal
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Arenal: One very cool volcano and lots of very hot springs

The Tico Times - April 13, 2017

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — At an estimated 7,000 years old, Arenal is a volcano in diapers, dating from around the time agriculture developed in ancient Egypt. By…

Arenal is where the gods would live if they lived in Costa Rica
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adventure
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Arenal is where the gods would live if they lived in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 10, 2017

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — It hovers over the region like a pyramid of the gods, a nearly perfect cone with deceptively green hillsides that were once flooded…

PHOTOS: Turrialba’s big weekend
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Turrialba’s big weekend

AFP and Tico Times Staff - January 9, 2017

If Volcán Turrialba plans to adhere to the saying, "Begin as you mean to go on," then we could be in for an explosive 2017. Ashfall from…

Rincón de la Vieja hike shows off geothermal wonders
Guanacaste
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Guanacaste
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Rincón de la Vieja hike shows off geothermal wonders

The Tico Times - September 22, 2016

As the names of places sometimes do, Rincón de la Vieja had been calling me. The translation of that name to English is tricky, which is perhaps…

UPDATE: Eruption of Turrialba Volcano closes airport, launches ash, rocks 4 km high
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: Eruption of Turrialba Volcano closes airport, launches ash, rocks 4 km high

L. Arias - September 19, 2016

Update: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 6:00 a.m.: Juan Santamaría International Airport was scheduled to be closed until 11 a.m. Tuesday morning as airport crew continue to clean the runways…

Turrialba Volcano again spews ash and vapor
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Turrialba Volcano again spews ash and vapor

L. Arias - June 17, 2016

Sustained tremor activity that started at 8 p.m. Wednesday marked a new spike in activity at Turrialba Volcano. At 1:45 a.m. Thursday the crater began spewing ash…

Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Vegetables grown near erupting Turrialba called safe to eat

L. Arias - May 31, 2016

Consumption of vegetables grown north of Cartago province do not pose any risk to humans despite their exposure to ashes from the Turrialba Volcano, the Costa Rican government says. Ash…