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A journey through chocolate history in the heart of San José
Chocolate Tours
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Chocolate Tours
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A journey through chocolate history in the heart of San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 3, 2020

On the second floor of a building in historic Barrio Otoya, San José, you can travel through time. Here, in one of San José's oldest neighborhoods, Botánica…

Applebee’s closes operations in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Applebee’s closes operations in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 6, 2020

So much for Eatin' Good in the Neighborhood. Citing profitability problems, U.S. restaurant chain Applebee's has terminated its operations in Costa Rica, according to El Financiero. In…

Unlimited breadsticks, anyone? Olive Garden restaurants coming to Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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Unlimited breadsticks, anyone? Olive Garden restaurants coming to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 14, 2019

Faux Italian restaurant Olive Garden is coming to Costa Rica. The investment group AR Holdings announced Wednesday in a press release that it will invest $1.3 million…

Library on wheels: How the Huellas Gastronomic and Cultural Festival is bringing the Imagination Bus to reality
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Library on wheels: How the Huellas Gastronomic and Cultural Festival is bringing the Imagination Bus to reality

Nate Doughty - October 8, 2019

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — The Imagination Bus, an old and dark cyan former school bus, is parked alongside the outside walls of La Fortuna’s former bull fighting…

Pic of the Day: A very Costa Rican breakfast
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: A very Costa Rican breakfast

The Tico Times - August 19, 2019

Costa Rica is not a country known for its cuisine or renowned for unique national dishes. But even Google knows there’s nothing more tico than a serving of…

Off the eaten path: Aguila y Sol
Dining
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Dining
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Off the eaten path: Aguila y Sol

William Ayre - May 2, 2019

After moving to Costa Rica five years ago from Mexico City for work, Gerard Tanc and his wife Isabel Favero were disappointed to find that the majority…

Off the eaten path: Aroi Thai
Dining & Nightlife
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Dining & Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Aroi Thai

William Ayre - March 22, 2019

Aroi Thai was the first Thai restaurant in Costa Rica. They started as a delivery-only service before opening a restaurant in Ciudad Colon in 2013. Then they…

Off the eaten path: La Deportiva Charlie’s Bar
Dining
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Dining
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Off the eaten path: La Deportiva Charlie’s Bar

The Tico Times - February 8, 2019

As its name implies, La Deportiva Charlie’s Bar is a sports bar. But it’s not one of the many copy-and-paste American sports bars all around Costa Rica.…

Win romantic dinner for two with The Tico Times
The Tico Times
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The Tico Times
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Win romantic dinner for two with The Tico Times

The Tico Times - February 4, 2019

“Like”  The Tico Times and Riverside Marketplace on Facebook and leave a comment on the below post for a chance to win a romantic dinner for two at…

Off the eaten path: Pollos Male
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Pollos Male

William Ayre - February 1, 2019

For more than 20 years, there’s been a fire burning nearly every day in Escazú. To find it, look for a smokestack towering up in the sky…