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Equipment failures causing missed approaches, cancellations at Costa Rica’s busiest airport
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Equipment failures causing missed approaches, cancellations at Costa Rica’s busiest airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2019

Issues with the instrument landing system, coupled with the rainy season weather, have caused numerous missed approaches and flight cancellations at Costa Rica's busiest airport. Fourteen flights…

Pic of the Day: Busy morning at Juan Santamaría International Airport
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day: Busy morning at Juan Santamaría International Airport

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 6, 2019

Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport is busier than ever. The airport, which serves the city of San José and the surrounding Greater Metropolitan Area, has recently…

Airport expansion leads to higher capacity, fewer delays at SJO
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Airport expansion leads to higher capacity, fewer delays at SJO

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 3, 2019

Juan Santamaría International Airport is accommodating more airplanes with greater efficiency thanks to recent infrastructure improvements, Costa Rica's Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC) says. According to DGAC, the…

Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day

The Tico Times - April 10, 2019

Costa Rica, lacking an army since 1948, doesn’t have many war heroes. The most notable exception is Juan Santamaría, a poor drummer boy from Alajuela. Celebrated every year…

Life in Juan Santamaría’s Costa Rica: A look back
Juan Santamaría Day
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Juan Santamaría Day
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Life in Juan Santamaría’s Costa Rica: A look back

Mitzi Stark - April 11, 2016

April 11 is Juan Santamaría Day, a Costa Rican holiday to remember the Battle of Rivas in 1856 and the heroic action of Juan Santamaría, a common…

Costa Rican history as a rock opera – on a stage near you
blast from the past
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blast from the past
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Costa Rican history as a rock opera – on a stage near you

Amanda Zúñiga - June 24, 2015

“Heroes 1856” is Costa Rica's first-ever original rock opera, but this innovation is rooted in the past: It stars a large group of young musicians, singers and…

Who was Juan Santamaría? Five (debated) things you should know
Juan Santamaría Day
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Juan Santamaría Day
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Who was Juan Santamaría? Five (debated) things you should know

Jill Replogle - April 10, 2015

Costa Rica fetes its first and most-loved national hero, Juan Santamaría, on Saturday, April 11. His name adorns the international airport in his native Alajuela, and schoolchildren across…

For museum campers, history comes to life
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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For museum campers, history comes to life

Mitzi Stark - July 23, 2014

School vacations are a time for camping, sleepovers with friends, and visits to museums.  In Alajuela this year, kids were able to do all three together.  The…

Learn Costa Rican history through a theatrical museum tour
A Look Back
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A Look Back
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Learn Costa Rican history through a theatrical museum tour

Mitzi Stark - May 27, 2014

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. five figures from Costa Rica's past lead tours through Alajuela's Juan Santamaría Museum and Cultural Center. The…

‘Monument to the Farmer’ to return to Alajuela
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Monument to the Farmer’ to return to Alajuela

The Tico Times - April 13, 2014

The bronze sculpture is heavy, but weightier still is its significance: "El Monumento al Agricultor" ("Monument to the Farmer") shows a man and woman bent over their…

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