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Photos: National Oxcart Parade celebrates Costa Rican culture and traditions in San José
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Photos: National Oxcart Parade celebrates Costa Rican culture and traditions in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 24, 2019

The National Oxcart Parade celebrated Costa Rican history and traditions in the streets of San José on Sunday. More than 200 teams of oxen (yuntas de bueyes),…

Livin’ la Pura Vida: The Simpsons goes to Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Livin’ la Pura Vida: The Simpsons goes to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 18, 2019

What's "Pura Vida"? Marge Simpson, and the U.S. sitcom's millions of viewers, now know the answer. The family visited Costa Rica as part of Sunday night's episode…

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…

Ocaso Underground Music Festival returning to Costa Rica, aims to be carbon neutral
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Music
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Ocaso Underground Music Festival returning to Costa Rica, aims to be carbon neutral

The Tico Times - July 11, 2019

Raging the largest developed beach town in Guanacaste, Ocaso Underground Music Festival keeps Tamarindo wide awake following the turn of the year. Located on the Nicoya Peninsula on…

Costa Rica hosts International Ballet Festival at National Theater
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Art
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Costa Rica hosts International Ballet Festival at National Theater

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 11, 2019

The National Theater served as the backdrop for the inaugural International Ballet Festival of Costa Rica, held last weekend at the iconic venue. The festival -- the…

Boruca masks bring indigenous awareness to San José
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Boruca masks bring indigenous awareness to San José

Jacob Spetzler / The Tico Times - May 27, 2019

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, a museum without borders manifested itself as a Boruca indigenous mask painting class behind the Parque Café in Barrio Escalante, San José. …

Ballet Festival 2019 part of Costa Rica’s flourishing dance scene
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Ballet Festival 2019 part of Costa Rica’s flourishing dance scene

Jacob Spetzler - May 24, 2019

A convergence of international ballet classes, performances and meetings manifests this week in the form of the Costa Rican Festival de Ballet in Zapote at the Centro…

Sofía Quirós directs the first feature film from Costa Rica at Cannes
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Sofía Quirós directs the first feature film from Costa Rica at Cannes

Esther Sanchez / AFP - May 20, 2019

With a tale about the struggles of a teenager, in which death is like a “game,” the director Sofía Quirós presented on Sunday in Cannes the first…

20th International Book Fair takes over Barrio Escalante in San José
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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20th International Book Fair takes over Barrio Escalante in San José

Jacob Spetzler - May 16, 2019

Until May 19, the Antigua Aduana building in Barrio Escalante, San José will be filled with lecturers, comics, art, and lots and lots of books. This year marks…

25 Years of Glory: Instituto Costarricense Pro Música Coral to celebrate quarter century
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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25 Years of Glory: Instituto Costarricense Pro Música Coral to celebrate quarter century

Jacob Spetzler - May 15, 2019

At Costa Rica's National Theater on May 25-26, 25 Años de Gloria (25 Years of Glory) will celebrate a quarter century of the Instituto Costarricense Pro Música Coral.…