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What are the 5 Best Costa Rican Foods to have During Rainy Season

The rains have touched down in Costa Rica and the season is upon us. Whether the cloudy afternoon skies or the downpours throughout some...

In Costa Rica, Coconut is Used Liberally in Caribbean Cooking

The coconut is called the tree of life, for it has been providing humans food and drink, materials for housing, fuel and medicine for...

How do you make a real homemade tortilla?

When I was a teenager, I traveled for a few months with a Mexican shoe-shiner I met in Mazatlán. We thumbed rides across the...

Rice and Beans and its place in Costa Rican Culture

After visiting Costa Rica you will be left with endless memories that you cherish and remember for months and years to come. Sprawling jungles...

Contrary to popular belief, a dog’s breed won’t predict behavior

They're well-known stereotypes: rottweilers and pit bulls are aggressive, while Labradors and golden retrievers are extra friendly. But a genetic study published in the journal...

Costa Rica Patriotism Abroad: Loving One Culture While Embracing Another

I feel abysmally distant from that 7-year-old baton twirler who sang about Juan Santamaría’s “vengeful torch” lighting up a roaring fire and “flying for the homeland, smiling, towards death.”

The Measure of a Costa Rica Expat: How Many ‘varas’ in a Mile?

Our rental-car GPS started speaking in that cryptic language from the outskirts of reason: the U.S. system of measurement. In this week's "Please Send Coffee!" column, Raquel Chanto explores the confusing process of adjusting to her adopted country's non-metric quirks.

Costa Rica’s Old Houses and Ox Carts Museum

Welcome to the home of Jose Maria Castro, Costa Rica's first head of state and two-time president, and his wife Pacifica Fernandez who also...

Who Was The Costa Rica Cacique Garabito?

No different than any other heavenly place in Costa Rica, Garabito is of magnificent beauty in its abundance of sprawling diverse nature and beaches....

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s the chemistry that makes your beer taste good (or bad)

In a recent study, researchers found that more layers of foam on top of a liquid make it less likely to spill. So going with some hearty traditional beer may be good for more than just your holiday spirit. It could keep your clothes dry, too, as you get tipsier.

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