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Frequently asked questions: Costa Rica travel and the coronavirus pandemic [updated]
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Costa Rica
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Frequently asked questions: Costa Rica travel and the coronavirus pandemic [updated]

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 23, 2020

We've received dozens of questions from readers since Costa Rica declared a State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This page serves as a resource…

Legislation against street sexual harassment advances in Costa Rican Congress
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Legislation against street sexual harassment advances in Costa Rican Congress

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 9, 2020

A bill that would penalize street sexual harassment was approved Tuesday in a first debate by Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly. Law project 20.299, "Law Against Street Sexual…

What’s the difference between a green, yellow and orange alert in Costa Rica?
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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What’s the difference between a green, yellow and orange alert in Costa Rica?

The Tico Times - June 2, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) in Costa Rica frequently issues green and yellow alerts for parts or all of the country. In fact, right now all of…

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - May 28, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as…

Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus

Christopher Howard - April 21, 2020

Over the past several months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to  tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as part of our "Tico Talk" series. Check out the previous installments here.…

Frequently asked questions: Costa Rica travel and the coronavirus pandemic
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Frequently asked questions: Costa Rica travel and the coronavirus pandemic

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 17, 2020

We've received dozens of questions from readers since Costa Rica declared a State of Emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This page serves as a resource…

Ten Costa Rican expressions for retired expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Ten Costa Rican expressions for retired expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - March 3, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

Tico Talk: 12 expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 12 expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - January 11, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

5 best places to retire in Costa Rica
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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5 best places to retire in Costa Rica

Christopher Howard - January 4, 2020

What are the best places to retire in Costa Rica? It's a tough choice, since the country offers so many incredible places for living. A few years…

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

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 18, 2019

Tenorio Volcano National Park is beautiful, but you have to be willing to work for it. Located about 20 minutes from Bijagua, Alajuela, Tenorio Volcano National Park…