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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 2
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 2

Christopher Howard - June 6, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Last week, we brought you Part 1 of our Tico Talk series on…

Costa Rica 101: Visiting Poás Volcano National Park
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101: Visiting Poás Volcano National Park

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 4, 2019

Located less than 90 minutes from downtown San José, Poás Volcano is a popular day trip for Costa Rican residents and international tourists alike. Historically one of…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 1
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 1

Christopher Howard - May 31, 2019

You can't call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Tiquismos, as they are known, play an important role in most daily conversations.…

Bocas on a budget: How to get to Bocas del Toro from Costa Rica
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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Bocas on a budget: How to get to Bocas del Toro from Costa Rica

Jacob Spetzler - May 10, 2019

Bocas del Toro is an archipelago in Panama near the border with Costa Rica with incredible white-sand beaches, diverse wildlife and renowned parties. From San José, the…

How to deal with street harassment in Costa Rica
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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How to deal with street harassment in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - March 29, 2019

What's the best way to respond to street harassment in Costa Rica? Many people, hearing catcalls that make them uncomfortable or even scarier situations, have grappled with…

The ultimate travel hack to prevent beach theft – and more Costa Rica safe travel tips
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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The ultimate travel hack to prevent beach theft – and more Costa Rica safe travel tips

William Foxton - March 28, 2019

As part of our March Print Edition and in support of our redoubled efforts to provide readers with useful information about safety in Costa Rica, we consulted…

Safe travels in Costa Rica: aiming for the sweet spot
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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Safe travels in Costa Rica: aiming for the sweet spot

Katherine Stanley - March 26, 2019

Traveling in Costa Rica is one of life’s great privileges, and The Tico Times has been proud to inspire, guide and report on hundreds of thousands of…

How to file a criminal complaint, or ‘denuncia,’ in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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How to file a criminal complaint, or ‘denuncia,’ in Costa Rica

Caeli Chesin - March 22, 2019

In Costa Rica, a criminal complaint can report workplace harassment, a home invasion or sexual assault, among other crimes related to the state. Any person who is…

Tourism
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Costa Rica 101: Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 19, 2019

Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) is both the first and last destination for the majority of tourists to Costa Rica. Air travel can be stressful enough before…

‘It happened to me’: Scammed in Costa Rica
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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‘It happened to me’: Scammed in Costa Rica

Anonymous - December 8, 2018

Editor's Note: The Tico Times does not regularly publish anonymous submissions but waived that requirement because of the security concerns for the writer and the importance of this…

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