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Costa Rica creates National Lifeguard Corps to protect nation’s beaches
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Costa Rica creates National Lifeguard Corps to protect nation’s beaches

The Tico Times - December 26, 2019

The Costa Rican government last week signed a law creating a National Lifeguard Corps to increase safety on the nation's beaches. Law 9780, “Implementation of lifeguard units…

The Good Witches of Puntarenas Costa Rica
Events
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Events
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The Good Witches of Puntarenas Costa Rica

Todd Staley - November 27, 2019

Last March, television fishing host and lure designer Larry Dahlberg spent five days in Puntarenas with MakeLure President Mike Faupel and Brad Roberts, a well-known lure maker,…

Following the footprints of sea turtles in Costa Rica
Conservation
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Conservation
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Following the footprints of sea turtles in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - September 27, 2019

¡Respeto! Guide Raúl Fernández issues his small group a final reminder to be respectful before they embark in the darkness to follow the footsteps of the ridley turtles…

Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 30, 2019

The Comptroller General of Costa Rica has approved an $83 million contract to construct a new hospital in Puntarenas. The Costa Rican Social Security System (CCSS), or…

1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 9, 2019

Public Security Minister Michael Soto said at a Friday morning press conference that Costa Rican authorities have seized 1,002 kilograms of cocaine that were being transported in…

Walking on water: The Nicoya Peninsula’s ‘Jesus Tree’
Costa Rica wildlife
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Costa Rica wildlife
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Walking on water: The Nicoya Peninsula’s ‘Jesus Tree’

Frank Gillespie - May 15, 2019

What is the so-called Jesus Tree? If you Google the topic, you might find photos taken for National Geographic, Pinterest or Flickr, but it’s unlikely that you’ll…

Covering Santa Teresa
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Covering Santa Teresa

Alissa Grosskopf - November 6, 2018

Part of our editorial team has arrived in Santa Teresa. This week The Tico Times is scattering in search for interesting stories all around the popular destination.…

More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued
Weather
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Weather
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More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued

Alexander Villegas - October 10, 2018

Two more tropical waves are expected to hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week. The first will hit Thursday, and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) announced a…

Heavy rains lead to mass floods in the Pacific
News
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News
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Heavy rains lead to mass floods in the Pacific

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 5, 2018

Last updated at 4:25 p.m. CST.   Original story:  Heavy rains over the course of the week caused significant flooding throughout Costa Rica on Friday. Alexander Solís,…

Vigorones: A street food delight in Puntarenas
Food
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Food
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Vigorones: A street food delight in Puntarenas

Alexander Villegas - September 5, 2018

From perfectly cooked garlic shrimp, to oysters, to whole grilled fish, Puntarenas has no shortage of maritime cuisine. You’d expect as much from the capital city of…