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TBT: Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Costa Rica
History
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History
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TBT: Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 24, 2019

We take a look back at a piece of Costa Rica history in another installment of  Throwback Thursday (TBT). This week, let's go all the way back…

World Tourism Day in San José: Visiting some of the city’s best attractions
San Jose
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San Jose
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World Tourism Day in San José: Visiting some of the city’s best attractions

Nate Doughty - October 2, 2019

The Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), which contains the capital of San José, is the most densely populated area in Costa Rica. We've covered fun things to do there…

Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag

The Tico Times - September 15, 2019

The search engine giant is recognizing Costa Rica with a Google doodle honoring today's holiday. Today, in honor of Independence Day, you'll find the Costa Rican flag…

Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day

The Tico Times - April 10, 2019

Costa Rica, lacking an army since 1948, doesn’t have many war heroes. The most notable exception is Juan Santamaría, a poor drummer boy from Alajuela. Celebrated every year…

Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’

Robert Isenberg - July 4, 2018

Here’s how the story goes: In 1852, President Juan Rafael Mora Porras was about to receive delegates from Great Britain and the United States. Costa Rica was…

Recreating the last moments of a Costa Rican president
Photos & Video
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Photos & Video
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Recreating the last moments of a Costa Rican president

The Tico Times - September 27, 2017

Today's Pic of the Day comes to you from 1860 – the year when, on Sept. 30, three-time Costa Rican President Juan Rafael Mora Porras was executed while…

Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?

Fabiola Pomareda - September 13, 2017

When I was growing up, faroles – the handmade lanterns meant to symbolize the 19th-century journey that brought the message of Central American independence to Costa Rica…

Tico Times #TBT: Into the millions
looking back
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looking back
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Tico Times #TBT: Into the millions

The Tico Times - September 7, 2017

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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…

Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops

The Tico Times - February 2, 2017

San José is a city whose buildings and shops are full of history. That's why the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC) is inaugurating today its first exhibition…

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