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5 (debated) things about Costa Rica’s National Hero Juan Santamaría?

Some historians and sociologists say the original construction of the Juan Santamaría myth was, well, convenient.

Looking for Costa Rica History? Guanacasteco Culture is the ‘Bomb’

The pride of Guanacaste is its unique culture, formed by its history and inhabitants. The first known settlers in the region were the Corobicí, an...

Gravedigger in Costa Rica discovers century-old construction in Heredia cemetery

A worker at the Central Cemetery of Heredia made an unexpected discovery while digging to prepare a niche at the request of a family:...

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...

When Bocas del Toro, Panama was part of Costa Rica

Look closely at this mid-1800s map of Costa Rica, and you might spot some major differences. 

Colombia’s forgotten Alcatraz: the island prison of Gorgona

At the end of October, a presidential candidate stirred up old memories when proposing to send corrupt politicians to Colombia's notorious former island prison...

Who was the revolutionary leader William Walker?

When one mentions Nashville, Tennessee, country music stars might first come to mind as I am sure one’s first thought isn’t of a U.S....

Researchers say fossil shows humans, dogs lived in Central America in 10,000 BC

A 1978 dig in Nacaome, in northern Costa Rica, found bone remains from the Late Pleistocene.

San José, Costa Rica: One of the first cities with electricity

In 1884, San José, Costa Rica, became one of the first cities in the world to be illuminated with electric lighting.

Costa Rica is Fantasy Island for some expats

Airing from 1978 to 1984, Fantasy Island was a television starring Ricardo Montalbán as Mr. Roarke, the overseer of a mysterious island in the Pacific Ocean, where people from...

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