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Comptroller General green lights new Puntarenas hospital
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

A hidden gem on the Central Pacific: Boca Barranca
Travel & Tourism
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Travel & Tourism
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A hidden gem on the Central Pacific: Boca Barranca

Alexander Villegas - September 3, 2018

PUNTARENAS – If you’re driving through Costa Rica’s Central Pacific and blink, you might miss one of the world’s best surf spots: Boca Barranca. If you’re on…

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…

Rural communities use solar power to pump water in Costa Rica
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Changemakers
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Rural communities use solar power to pump water in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 21, 2018

More than 4,000 people in eight rural communities in Nicoya and the Isla de Chira, Costa Rica, have are now using solar panels to help power water…

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