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Costa Rica Photography: 10 Amazing Landscapes

Costa Rica, the country of vibrating colors and diverse landscapes. Situated between the two Americas, straddling both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans and...

The coronavirus crisis and the resurgence of the pulpería

As life in Costa Rica changes, the pulpería provides essential products and familiar faces.

Photos: A weekend in Puerto Viejo

Tico Times photographer Jacob Spetzler recently spent a weekend in Puerto Viejo.

PHOTOS: The American Colony’s 56th annual Fourth of July picnic

The picnic, organized by the American Colony Committee, dates back to 1961 and is a beloved tradition for many U.S. expats in Costa Rica.

PHOTOS: Cuba as it was – A glimpse of life before the US arrives

Before this past week's historic resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, Washington Post photojournalist Sarah L. Voisin visited the nation to capture a lifestyle that will inevitably change as businesses emerge among a population hopeful for new goods.

The Anniversary of Costa Rica’s Annexation of Nicoya in Photos

On Saturday, the people of Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste dusted off their cowboy boots and headed out for the annual Annexation of the Partido de Nicoya Festival.

Costa Rica Fire Department celebrates its 150th anniversary

Activities included a concert with the Costa Rican firefighters band, a performance by the New York City Fire Department Pipes and Drums, dance choreography from a group of firefighters and a giant cake to share with visitors.

PHOTOS: The American Colony’s 55th annual Fourth of July picnic

As in years past, Saturday's picnic included a flag-raising ceremony and singing of the U.S. and Costa Rican national anthems as well as games, music, dancing, great food, and plentiful beer.

PHOTO REPORT: University of Costa Rica celebrates World Environment Day

As part of the celebrations for World Environment Day 2015, the University of Costa Rica held a full day of automobile-free activities. Students and teachers were encouraged to use bicycles, skates, skateboards and other zero-emission vehicles.

PHOTO GALLERY: A changing tide for Costa Rica’s artisanal fishing communities

Adrian Arguijo Valdez is an artisanal fisherman. His weathered hands are a testament to countless years of direct exposure to sun and wind on the Golfo de Nicoya, off Costa Rica's north-central Pacific coast. Threads dance off the edges of his loose clothing, but there is still great strength in his presence. “I used to be a fisherman but times have changed,” he says.

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