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Costa Rican Spanish Phrases: La farándula
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Costa Rican Spanish Phrases: La farándula

Chris Howard - January 24, 2021

If you listen to the news in Spanish or know enough of the language to read the Diario Extra, La Teja or La Nación newspapers,  you may…

Nicaragua celebrates a joyous festival of horrors in lead-up to Halloween
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua celebrates a joyous festival of horrors in lead-up to Halloween

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 26, 2020

Disguised as devils, witches, goblins and terrifying characters from indigenous mythology, thousands of Nicaraguans celebrated with joy and boisterous dances the festival of Los Agüizotes, a tradition…

The History of Coffee in Costa Rica
Coffee
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Coffee
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The History of Coffee in Costa Rica

STEVEN HODEL - September 7, 2020

Coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world each year; a coffee in the morning or a couple in the afternoon has become a…

What is Costa Rica Single Origin Coffee?
Coffee
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Coffee
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What is Costa Rica Single Origin Coffee?

STEVEN HODEL - September 1, 2020

Coffee that only comes from Costa Rica can be called single origin.  However, what does that mean?  Single origin coffee means that it is coffee grown in…

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 - September 1, 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…

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 - July 17, 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…

Party like it’s 1996: Backstreet Boys captivate packed crowd at Parque Viva
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Events
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Party like it’s 1996: Backstreet Boys captivate packed crowd at Parque Viva

The Tico Times - February 29, 2020

More than 25 years after they were formed, the Backstreet Boys performed in Costa Rica for the first time. Their Friday night show at Parque Viva in…

‘The Adventurer’s Son’ tells story of hiker’s disappearance in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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‘The Adventurer’s Son’ tells story of hiker’s disappearance in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 18, 2020

A memoir by Roman Dial details the scientist and National Geographic Explorer's journey following his son's disappearance in Costa Rica. "The Adventurer's Son: A Memoir," released Tuesday,…

How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2020

“Jurassic Park” gets a bad rap from many Costa Ricans. The story of John Hammond and his dinosaur island is set in Costa Rica. But the 1993…

Livin’ la Pura Vida: The Simpsons goes to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Livin’ la Pura Vida: The Simpsons goes to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 18, 2019

What's "Pura Vida"? Marge Simpson, and the U.S. sitcom's millions of viewers, now know the answer. The family visited Costa Rica as part of Sunday night's episode…