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National Oxcart Parade will fill the streets of San José on Sunday
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National Oxcart Parade will fill the streets of San José on Sunday

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 22, 2019

The streets of San José will look a little more vibrant on Sunday morning. Beginning at 10 a.m., Costa Rica will celebrate the 23rd edition of the…

Costa Rica prepares for 50th anniversary of Fiestas de Zapote
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Costa Rica prepares for 50th anniversary of Fiestas de Zapote

The Tico Times - November 12, 2019

In December, Costa Rica will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Fiestas de Zapote. The week-long celebration — part carnival, part parade and part Tico-style bullfight…

Cultural events in Costa Rica: May 13-19, 2019
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Cultural events in Costa Rica: May 13-19, 2019

The Tico Times - May 13, 2019

For those who live here, Costa Rica is about more than its rainforests and beaches. Here are arts- and culture-themed events occurring across Costa Rica in the…

Gustico offers flavors, sights and sounds of rural Costa Rica
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Gustico offers flavors, sights and sounds of rural Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 30, 2019

From piping hot pejibayes to all-natural face scrubs, from family-owned B&Bs to unique works of art, the Feria Gustico provides a way for josefinos and tourists alike…

What to do in Costa Rica in December
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What to do in Costa Rica in December

The Tico Times - December 7, 2018

The tourism high season has begun and the holidays are upon us. December is a busy month in Costa Rica, and we've prepared a collection of some…

Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming
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Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming

Rebecca Kimitch - November 22, 2018

For Thanksgiving 2018 we're looking back on a 2005 piece that, in turn, looked back on Thanksgivings past in Costa Rica. This year, even fresh cranberries were…

What to do in Costa Rica in September
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What to do in Costa Rica in September

Alissa Grosskopf - September 6, 2018

The hustle over the World Cup has ended, along with the pilgrimage to Cartago and Mother's Day. If you're wondering what on earth to do with yourself,…

Tamarindo to host underground electronica Ocaso Music Festival
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Tamarindo to host underground electronica Ocaso Music Festival

The Tico Times - January 3, 2018

The beach town of Tamarindo, Guanacaste, will once more take a dip into the underground electronica music scene when the Ocaso Music Festival kicks off its second…

What to do during the high season: a few of our favorite summer events
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Arts & Culture
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What to do during the high season: a few of our favorite summer events

The Tico Times - December 18, 2017

With not only Christmas and New Year’s upon us, but also the best weather of the year in much of the country – sunny, dry and breezy…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light

AFP - December 17, 2017

Costa Rica's traditional Festival de la Luz, a holiday parade through the heart of San José, filled the capital with holiday spirit on Saturday. This year's winner:…