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Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day
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Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day

The Tico Times - September 15, 2019

Happy Independence Day from all of us at The Tico Times! Today, Costa Rica celebrates 198 years of independence. It's a joyous across the country, as Ticos…

When you wish upon a grape…
Holidays
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Holidays
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When you wish upon a grape…

The Tico Times - December 31, 2018

Want to celebrate New Year's like a Costa Rican (and many others throughout the Spanish-speaking world)? Just buy a bunch of grapes and send 12 of them…

PHOTOS: Carnaval in San José
Events
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Events
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PHOTOS: Carnaval in San José

AFP - December 28, 2017

A holiday tradition that returned to the streets of San José in 2016 was back again this year to delight spectators: Carnaval. The parade, which is a…

Delicious eats for your holiday celebrations
Dining
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Dining
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Delicious eats for your holiday celebrations

The Tico Times - December 20, 2017

If you’ve got any room left in your belly after the delectable tamales most of us will eat this holiday season in Costa Rica, you might find yourself searching…

What to do during the high season: a few of our favorite summer events
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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What to do during the high season: a few of our favorite summer events

Katherine Stanley - December 18, 2017

With not only Christmas and New Year’s upon us, but also the best weather of the year in much of the country – sunny, dry and breezy…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light
Holidays
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Holidays
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s Festival of Light

AFP - December 17, 2017

Costa Rica's traditional Festival de la Luz, a holiday parade through the heart of San José, filled the capital with holiday spirit on Saturday. This year's winner:…

WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 1, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DXrpDS0M3g Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new mother-in-law told her, "Get ready.…

Thanksgiving 2017: Where to dine in Costa Rica
Events
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Events
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Thanksgiving 2017: Where to dine in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 22, 2017

On Thanksgiving Eve, we're happy to share a selection of dinner options awaiting you tomorrow to help you celebrate along with your loved ones. Don’t miss out…

How to make pan de muerto
Holidays
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Holidays
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How to make pan de muerto

Sonia Cordero - November 2, 2017

When talking about the dead around Halloween time, some think about ghouls and goblins and things that go bump in the night; others think of sadness, horror…

PHOTOS: The agony, the ecstasy at the Zapote bullfights
Bullfights
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Bullfights
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PHOTOS: The agony, the ecstasy at the Zapote bullfights

AFP and Tico Times Staff - December 30, 2016

Love 'em or hate 'em, the controversial bullfights at Zapote, the heart of the annual year-end festivities there, are synonymous with New Year's in Costa Rica. Here…

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