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Magnitude 5.8 quake off Costa Rica’s coast Monday night

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake off the coast of the Nicoya Peninsula was felt in much of northwestern Costa Rica but caused no major damage...

The corner of Costa Rica where people live on, and on

In Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, 1,010 people aged 90 or older live in a so-called "Blue Zone."

Watch: Faced with protesters, President Alvarado shouts end of Guanacaste Day speech

Many of the protesters wore shirts identifying themselves as members of a union of Costa Rican educators. 

Rural communities use solar power to pump water in Costa Rica

“Access to potable water is a key factor in community development,” said Michelle Cofffey, executive delegate of the Costa Rica USA Foundation.

PHOTOS: Costa Rica hosts World Meeting of Blue Zones

A look inside a recent Blue Zones Conference in Nicoya.

Thousands of dead fish wash up from Gulf of Nicoya

Hordes of sardines washed ashore on the Gulf of Nicoya Wednesday morning in a bizarre phenomenon that may have to do with the species' eating habits.

Mel Gibson in real estate row over Guanacaste beach property

A Channel 7 TV news report Tuesday accused the Hollywood star of illegally limiting access to a public beach and including public land in the listing for his $29 million estate in Guanacaste. The property’s representative denied any wrongdoing.

First Costa Rican to receive UNESCO silver medal – meet ‘Nago de Nicoya’

We chat with Abdénago Torres, or "Nago de Nicoya," about life, music and his beloved Sámara Beach, following his receipt of a UNESCO silver medal for his work as a pioneer in sharing Costa Rican culture with the world.

Water protests greet Costa Rica’s Solís in Nicoya during annual festival

NICOYA, Guanacaste – A rowdy crowd gathered in Nicoya’s central square jeering lawmakers and interrupting speeches with calls for “water now!” as clouds gathered overhead Saturday afternoon. Errant drops fell, promising the irony of a rainstorm during a protest over water supply and drought relief, but the rain did not come.

After Scottish independence referendum, could Guanacaste be next?

“The winds of independence blow all the way to ... Guanacaste," wrote Broad Front Party lawmaker Ronald Vargas in an op-ed criticizing the province's secondhand treatment by the central government.

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