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

Finding the world’s happiest person
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Finding the world’s happiest person

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 14, 2020

National Geographic  once called me the world's happiest person. Well, not me, per se, but somebody else named Alejandro Zúñiga who also lives in Costa Rica. In the November…

Catholics make annual pilgrimage to Cartago for romería
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Catholics make annual pilgrimage to Cartago for romería

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 2, 2019

An estimated 2 million people made the pilgrimage to Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles in Cartago on Friday. Virgen de los Ángeles Day, celebrated annually…

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

The Tico Times - August 2, 2019

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 make the pilgrimage…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
religion
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religion
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - July 30, 2019

An estimated 2 million people will participate Friday in an annual pilgrimage to Cartago in honor of Costa Rica’s patron saint, La Virgin de Los Angeles.  Many…

Costa Rica Coffee and A Tour Of Café Viñas
Coffee
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Coffee
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Costa Rica Coffee and A Tour Of Café Viñas

Duncan Anderson - October 29, 2018

Cartago — Tucked away in the foothills of the Turrialba Volcano is Café Viñas, an artisanal Costa Rican coffee experience. Sixty-year-old Gustavo Vargas Cordoba produces natural, high-altitude,…

The story behind the flag on Cerro de la Carpintera
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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The story behind the flag on Cerro de la Carpintera

Jonathan Jiménez - October 10, 2018

Every Sept. 15 since 1963, Rigoberto Vega Alvarado climbs to the top of Cerro de la Carpintera to plant a giant Costa Rican flag. Here's the story…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
religion
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religion
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - August 2, 2018

On the morning of Aug. 2, 1635, a young indigenous girl named Juana Pereira went to collect firewood as she did every morning. She was walking barefoot…

VIDEO: Check out the epicenter of Costa Rica’s annual Romería
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: Check out the epicenter of Costa Rica’s annual Romería

The Tico Times - August 1, 2018

In this time-elapse video, Jonathan Jiménez captures the scene in front of the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles in Cartago, east of San José. Hundreds…

PHOTOS: Good Friday Procession in La Unión, Costa Rica
Holy Week
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Holy Week
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PHOTOS: Good Friday Procession in La Unión, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 30, 2018

On Good Friday, 2018, Catholics took to the streets of La Unión, Tres Ríos in the province of Cartago to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Actors…