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How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?
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How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2020

“Jurassic Park” gets a bad rap from many Costa Ricans. The story of John Hammond and his dinosaur island is set in Costa Rica. But the 1993…

Costa Rican band prepares for 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California
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Costa Rican band prepares for 2020 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2019

The traditional Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. will once again have a Tico flair. The 250 members of the Municipal Band of Zarcero (BMZ) will represent Costa…

WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 19, 2019

Originally published on Dec. 16, 2015. Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new…

PHOTOS: The 2019 Festival de la Luz in San José
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PHOTOS: The 2019 Festival de la Luz in San José

Nate Doughty - December 15, 2019

The holiday season was in full swing Saturday night during the Festival de la Luz in San José, where thousands of Ticos gathered to watch lively performers,…

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
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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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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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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 of Costa Rica bring indigenous awareness
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Boruca masks of Costa Rica bring indigenous awareness

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. …