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Festival celebrates Afro-Costa Rican culture
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Arts and Culture
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Festival celebrates Afro-Costa Rican culture

Elizabeth Lang - October 22, 2015

Plaza Lincoln in Moravia, north of San José, is the place to be this weekend: the Festival of Flowers of the African Diaspora and Other Cultures kicks off…

Alajuela celebrates World Egg Day
Breakfast club
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Breakfast club
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Alajuela celebrates World Egg Day

Mitzi Stark - October 10, 2015

It's not eggs-actly a national holiday, but Oct. 9 is World Egg Day, and Costa Rica celebrated with egg torts, egg contests and lots of information on…

PHOTOS: Event showcases vibrant women-led small businesses
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Event showcases vibrant women-led small businesses

Elizabeth Lang - June 6, 2015

On a warm, sunny morning, The Tico Times visited the Zoco Bazaar at Villa Maori in Santa Ana, where 50 women entrepreneurs had brought their products and…

Music fest delights fans, helps artists make their mark
Events
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Events
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Music fest delights fans, helps artists make their mark

Elizabeth Lang - March 27, 2015

It has been a heady month for San José: first, it transformed itself into a design hotspot through the International Design Festival, and this week it became…

5 things to know about Costa Rica’s gigantic Palmares Festival
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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5 things to know about Costa Rica’s gigantic Palmares Festival

Lindsay Fendt - January 6, 2015

Each year in January, Ticos descend on the sleepy coffee town of Palmares, northwest of San José, for the country’s rowdiest fiesta. Palmares hosts a traditional Costa…

Arts and Culture
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International Cinema Festival starts rolling this Friday

Robert Isenberg - November 6, 2014

If there’s one thing Costa Rica excels at, it’s peace – so it makes sense that a major local film festival would have the theme “Peace with the…

Health Ministry shuts down Chocolate Festival
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Health Ministry shuts down Chocolate Festival

Lindsay Fendt - November 1, 2014

A large crowd gathered at Hot Rocks bar in Puerto Viejo Friday for the opening ceremonies of the third annual Chocolate Festival, only to have the event shut down…

Business
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VIDEO: Aviation fans weather rain at Aero Fest

Robert Isenberg - October 13, 2014

https://vimeo.com/108738958 By early afternoon on Sunday, storm clouds had gathered over San José and unleashed a rainstorm on La Sabana Park. Rivers of muddy water gurgled along…

Shnit short film festival premieres at Cine Magaly
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Shnit short film festival premieres at Cine Magaly

Robert Isenberg - October 9, 2014

The Shnit Short Film Festival opening was like a red carpet affair for Generation Y: The clothing was dress-casual, the mean age was probably 25, and a…

Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Second Oktoberfest migrates to Pedregal

Robert Isenberg - October 7, 2014

Last year, party maven Pablo Formal organized a massive Oktoberfest at Avenida Escazú. He wanted to accommodate singles, couples, families, and groups. He wanted all of Costa…

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