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News briefs: Costa Rica continues to be country of choice for Swiss visitors
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News briefs: Costa Rica continues to be country of choice for Swiss visitors

The Tico Times - August 18, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has transformed life in Costa Rica, which has enacted measures to protect the capacity of its health system. Here’s what you should know as…

Costa Rica soccer match suspended due to COVID-19
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Costa Rica soccer match suspended due to COVID-19

AFP - August 14, 2020

The Costa Rican Apertura 2020 Tournament will begin this weekend, but one match has already been suspended after two cases of COVID-19 were identified among one of…

Costa Rica celebrates Virgen de los Ángeles Day
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Costa Rica celebrates Virgen de los Ángeles Day

The Tico Times - August 2, 2020

Costa Rica celebrates  Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles annually on August 2. The day honors Costa Rica's patron saint, and millions of people typically make the…

Church asks faithful to conduct virtual romería, rather than making pilgrimage to Cartago
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Church asks faithful to conduct virtual romería, rather than making pilgrimage to Cartago

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 27, 2020

The Episcopal Conference, which groups the Catholic Church’s leaders in Costa Rica, is asking faithful to conduct a virtual romería this year in the face of the…

Garabito, El Guarco will be under Yellow Alert starting next week
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Garabito, El Guarco will be under Yellow Alert starting next week

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 17, 2020

The cantons of Garabito and El Guarco will be under a Yellow Alert starting Monday — not an Orange Alert as originally announced. The National Emergency Commission…

Saprissa routs Cartaginés, Alajuelense beats Herediano in first leg of Costa Rica playoffs
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Saprissa routs Cartaginés, Alajuelense beats Herediano in first leg of Costa Rica playoffs

AFP and The Tico Times - June 15, 2020

Saprissa dealt a decisive blow against Cartaginés with a 4-0 victory on Sunday in the first leg of the semifinals of the Clausura Championship of Costa Rica.…

Cartaginés and Guadalupe battle for last spot in Costa Rica soccer semifinals
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Cartaginés and Guadalupe battle for last spot in Costa Rica soccer semifinals

The Tico Times - June 9, 2020

Cartaginés, mainstays of the first division of Costa Rican soccer, and the modest Guadalupe, founded three years ago, will decide the last ticket to the semifinals of…

Annual romería, the Catholic pilgrimage to Cartago, canceled due to coronavirus
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Annual romería, the Catholic pilgrimage to Cartago, canceled due to coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 13, 2020

The traditional romería, an annual pilgrimage of Catholics to the Costa Rican city of Cartago, has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus. Mario Enrique Quirós…

Tourism Board closes some attractions due to COVID-19
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Tourism Board closes some attractions due to COVID-19

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 16, 2020

The Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) has temporarily closed four attractions as part of the country's containment efforts in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The following locations…

Pic of the Day: Cerro Pasquí, Cartago
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Cerro Pasquí, Cartago

The Tico Times - February 26, 2020

Tico Times reader Daniel Bogarin shared his photo of Cerro Pasquí, an extinct volcano near the slopes of Costa Rica's mighty Irazú. Bogarin says it's easy to…

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