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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…

A tale of two Costa Ricas: hope, inequality and an hour on the train
Maeology
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Maeology
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A tale of two Costa Ricas: hope, inequality and an hour on the train

Katherine Stanley - September 24, 2017

Recommended: Costa Rica is for lovers - the affectionate language of daily life Considering how much I love the idea of trains in general, and San José’s…

Some help for the holidays: One-day getaways from San José
Around Costa Rica
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Around Costa Rica
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Some help for the holidays: One-day getaways from San José

Andrés Madrigal - December 28, 2016

The last week of December is a great time to head to the beach in Costa Rica, except for the fact that everyone else is already there.…

Earthquake in Cartago damaged dozens of houses
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Earthquake in Cartago damaged dozens of houses

L. Arias - December 2, 2016

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported that at least one house collapsed and dozens are damaged in cantons east of Cartago due to the strong earthquake that…

Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Earthquake jolts five provinces in Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 30, 2016

A magnitude-5.3 tremor, its epicenter in the province of Cartago, shook various cities across Costa Rica at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday. The University of Costa Rica's Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of…

Sanatorio Durán: Is this a picture of a ghost?
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Sanatorio Durán: Is this a picture of a ghost?

The Tico Times - August 8, 2016

Our intrepid reporter recently visited the Sanatorio Durán, an abandoned old hospital outside Cartago said to be the most haunted place in Costa Rica. After being thoroughly…

WATCH: Costa Rican BMX rider Kenneth Tencio pulls off crazy tricks at Freestyle Park World Cup
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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WATCH: Costa Rican BMX rider Kenneth Tencio pulls off crazy tricks at Freestyle Park World Cup

Michael Krumholtz - July 23, 2016

Let us introduce you to Kenneth Tencio, a 22-year-old BMX rider from Costa Rica. Really, all you need to know about Tencio is that he's doing things on…

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