• Costa Rica Coffee Guide
  • Costa Rica Travel Insurance
Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica
Holidays
1321 views
Holidays
1321 views

Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica

Nate Doughty - November 27, 2019

While Costa Rica doesn’t officially recognize the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of Ticos every year still partake in the U.S. tradition by gathering with friends and family to…

Watch: An Independence Day message of hope for Costa Rica
Costa Rica
1193 views
Costa Rica
1193 views

Watch: An Independence Day message of hope for Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado on Sunday shared a message of hope in honor of Costa Rica's Independence Day. Watch the video below (and scroll down for an English-language…

Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag
Independence Day
2622 views
Independence Day
2622 views

Google recognizes Independence Day with Costa Rican flag

The Tico Times - September 15, 2019

The search engine giant is recognizing Costa Rica with a Google doodle honoring today's holiday. Today, in honor of Independence Day, you'll find the Costa Rican flag…

Costa Rica celebrates Independence Day
Costa Rica
1132 views
Costa Rica
1132 views

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
3474 views
Holidays
3474 views

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
13139 views
Events
13139 views

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
5429 views
Dining
5429 views

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
7303 views
Arts & Culture
7303 views

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

The Tico Times - 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
11758 views
Holidays
11758 views

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
12006 views
Arts and Culture
12006 views

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.…