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The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps
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The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps

The Tico Times - December 24, 2019

In Costa Rica, we don’t have sleigh rides or the white Christmases of movie fame – but we do have celebrations filled with delicious food and drinks,…

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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News
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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,…

Pic of the Day: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Costa Rica
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 13, 2019

It’s that time of the year again – when there is absolutely no chance of a white Christmas in Costa Rica. But, of course, the spirit of…

Christmas Throwback: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica?
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Christmas Throwback: What if Jesus had been born in Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - December 25, 2018

This article was originally published on Dec. 22, 2014. I wrote last time about the luxuries of a Costa Rican Christmas, but I recently realized that my…

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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Dec. 24, 2018

The Tico Times - December 24, 2018

It's Christmastime in Costa Rica. 🎄🇨🇷🎄 In this special weekly digest, we talk about some end-of-year Costa Rican traditions and introduce you to the newest Tico Times family…

Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene
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Arts and Culture
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Around the world in a Costa Rica Nativity scene

Elizabeth Lang - December 24, 2018

At Christmas time in Costa Rica, Nativity scenes, or portales, come in all different shapes and sizes, with just as many variations in the way they are…

The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps
Holidays
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Holidays
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The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps

The Tico Times - December 24, 2018

In Costa Rica, we don’t have sleigh rides or the white Christmases of movie fame – but we do have celebrations filled with delicious food and drinks,…

PHOTOS: Carnaval in San José
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Events
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PHOTOS: Carnaval in San José

AFP - December 28, 2017

A holiday tradition that returned to the streets of San José in 2016 was back again this year to delight spectators: Carnaval. The parade, which is a…

Merry Christmas!
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Merry Christmas!

The Tico Times - December 25, 2017

Our daily Costa Rican moment of zen.