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World Surfing League arrives in Costa Rica at Jacó Beach
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World Surfing League arrives in Costa Rica at Jacó Beach

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 2, 2018

Top-tier professional surfing returns to Costa Rica this week when the World Surfing League (WSL)’s latest Qualifying Series contest takes place in Jacó. The Essential Costa Rica…

Surfing in Costa Rica: Secrets from a local surfer
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Surfing in Costa Rica: Secrets from a local surfer

Manuel Martínez - September 20, 2018

Costa Rica’s known for great surfing spots like Jacó, Hermosa, Tamarindo, Grande and Salsa Brava, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. That’s where I started…

Katja Bader and the animals of Jacó
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Animal protection
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Katja Bader and the animals of Jacó

Mary Ann Stark - August 23, 2018

Animal life in the Pacific coast area of Jacó turned around completely in 1998 with the arrival of Katja Bader. Spay and neuter campaigns, health checks, educational…

7 questions for a Chilean muralist in Costa Rica
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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7 questions for a Chilean muralist in Costa Rica

Kate Hanley - August 19, 2018

JACÓ – The latest artist to unleash his professional talent through Artify Jacó, a project that promotes the arts in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, is Chilean muralist…

Anthony Fillingim crowned 2018 Costa Rican surf champion, Rubiana Brownell scores historic triple win
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Anthony Fillingim crowned 2018 Costa Rican surf champion, Rubiana Brownell scores historic triple win

Ellen Zoe - July 31, 2018

Santa Teresa native Anthony Fillingim won the 2018 national championship title for the Open category on Sunday. After reaching the last heat at the Kolbi National Surf…

Next Tico Times print edition to focus on Central Pacific
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Next Tico Times print edition to focus on Central Pacific

The Tico Times - July 30, 2018

Do you live for the wide expanses of empty beaches at Esterillos? Are popular tourist spots Jacó or Manuel Antonio your Costa Rican home base? Does the idea…

Disabled Surfers Conquer Costa Rica’s Waves
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Changemakers
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Disabled Surfers Conquer Costa Rica’s Waves

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 18, 2018

Part I of III. Costa Rica already maintains a stellar reputation as a surfing destination. According to Carlos Brenes of the Costa Rica Federation of Surf (FSC),…

UPDATED: Three die from heart attacks following Costa Rica’s Central Pacific earthquake
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Earthquake
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UPDATED: Three die from heart attacks following Costa Rica’s Central Pacific earthquake

The Tico Times - November 13, 2017

Updated on Monday, Nov. 13 to include information about a third death related to the earthquake. Three deaths have now been reported in the wake of the…

Strong earthquake on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific is felt across country
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Earthquake
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Strong earthquake on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific is felt across country

The Tico Times - November 12, 2017

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica at 8:28 pm, with an epicenter approximately 15 km southwest of the Central Pacific beach town of Esterillos, according to the National…

Pregnant sloth rescued after falling from a tree
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Sloth watch
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Pregnant sloth rescued after falling from a tree

The Tico Times - October 20, 2017

Vet tech Larissa Calis of the nonprofit Kids Saving the Rainforest in Manuel Antonio, on Costa Rica's Central Pacific coast, wrote The Tico Times with a sloth rescue…