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Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Part 1 of 3
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Travel & Tourism
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Pura Vida in Costa Rica: Part 1 of 3

Ed Boitano / Traveling Boy - November 18, 2019

Travel writer Ed Boitano recently spent some time in Costa Rica. He chronicled his experiences at the publication Traveling Boy.  We're re-publishing his story in three parts…

Library on wheels: How the Huellas Gastronomic and Cultural Festival is bringing the Imagination Bus to reality
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Library on wheels: How the Huellas Gastronomic and Cultural Festival is bringing the Imagination Bus to reality

Nate Doughty - October 8, 2019

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — The Imagination Bus, an old and dark cyan former school bus, is parked alongside the outside walls of La Fortuna’s former bull fighting…

Hiking Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano National Park
Arenal
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Arenal
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Hiking Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano National Park

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 4, 2019

ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK COSTA RICA — It almost seems silly, hiking several kilometers through secondary forest to see a single tree. That is, until you reach…

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…

‘Costa Rican hot springs’ makes an awfully nice mantra
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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‘Costa Rican hot springs’ makes an awfully nice mantra

The Tico Times - March 22, 2018

If you live in Costa Rica and your employer observes Holy Week, you may be only two days away from this. If you don't have Costa Rican hot…

Environment Ministry reports spike in illegal tours to Arenal Volcano’s summit
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News
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Environment Ministry reports spike in illegal tours to Arenal Volcano’s summit

L. Arias - February 28, 2017

Environment Ministry (MINAE) officials have reported an increase in the unauthorized entry of tourists to restricted areas of Arenal Volcano National Park, one of Costa Rica’s most…

Last-minute getaways for the holidays
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Last-minute getaways for the holidays

Amanda Zúñiga - December 20, 2015

Sometimes those last few weeks before the holidays are so hectic that you forget to plan for the holidays. Well, we at The Tico Times did some…

Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway
Business
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Business
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Government pledges to speed up construction of San Carlos highway

L. Arias - December 10, 2015

Residents and business owners from Costa Rica’s northern zone met with President Luis Guillermo Solís Wednesday to ask him to move faster to build a new road to the region,…

Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano erupts for first time in 110 years
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Volcanoes
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Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano erupts for first time in 110 years

AFP - December 2, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Nicaragua's Momotombo Volcano erupted Wednesday for the first time in 110 years. The explosion of gases, ash and small quantities of lava was not…

Turrialba Volcano steams
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Turrialba Volcano steams

The Tico Times - October 14, 2015

Not to be outdone by its cousin to the west, Turrialba Volcano has been steaming -- literally -- after the attention Arenal Volcano got for releasing smoke-like…