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

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 29, 2017

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky on Sunday, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that,…

How to make pan de muerto
Holidays
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Holidays
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How to make pan de muerto

Sonia Cordero - November 2, 2017

When talking about the dead around Halloween time, some think about ghouls and goblins and things that go bump in the night; others think of sadness, horror…

Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

See also: You can't speak Spanish without huevos What’s the sound of one hand clapping? In Costa Rica, it’s a delicious little snap-snap-snap made by holding the…

Bulls, pomp and Guanacaste culture: The history of this week’s Liberia festivals
Guanacaste
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Guanacaste
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Bulls, pomp and Guanacaste culture: The history of this week’s Liberia festivals

Ellen Zoe Golden - March 1, 2017

LIBERIA, Guanacaste — José Luis Villareal knows a thing or two about bulls. His grandfather raised them outside their house in Liberia, and his father became a…

5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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5 questions for Costa Rican DJ Esteban Howell

Amanda Zúñiga - May 22, 2016

DJ Esteban Howell has come a long way since his piano lessons as a kid. After performing in music venues across Central America and Mexico over the last 15 years, he has become one of…

After ‘FIAsco’ Culture Ministry regroups with National Arts Festival 
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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After ‘FIAsco’ Culture Ministry regroups with National Arts Festival 

Zach Dyer - February 11, 2016

After a disastrous International Arts Festival (FIA) last year, Costa Rica's Culture Ministry announced Thursday it would regroup with another festival that will focus exclusively on national artists…

PHOTOS: Annual oxcart parade brightens downtown San José
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Annual oxcart parade brightens downtown San José

Andrés Madrigal - November 30, 2015

Traffic in downtown San José was a bit slower than usual this past Sunday. Oxcarts, oxen and boyeros traveled from rural areas all around Costa Rica to…

Costa Rican art dealer receives yet another probation sentence for deceptively selling archaeological items
Art Thieves
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Art Thieves
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Costa Rican art dealer receives yet another probation sentence for deceptively selling archaeological items

L. Arias - November 28, 2015

A German civil court in Munich on Friday sentenced Leonardo Patterson, a Costa Rican art dealer living in Germany, to three years probation for “deceptively selling a piece of…

Book Review: ‘Green Season’ delivers delights, belly laughs and revelations
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Book Review: ‘Green Season’ delivers delights, belly laughs and revelations

Caroline Kennedy - September 30, 2015

"The Green Season" is the first title released by The Tico Times Publications Group. The paperback is available from The Tico Times Store (for customers in Costa Rica); the paperback and…

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