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Tico Times #TBT: Mid-1920s Costa Rican air mail postage stamp
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Tico Times #TBT: Mid-1920s Costa Rican air mail postage stamp

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 11, 2019

The first commercial flight in Costa Rica occurred on December 29, 1928, when a Pan American airplane landed in La Sabana. Over the following decades, the aviation…

Throwback Thursday
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Tico Times #TBT: A 1947 documentary of Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 4, 2019

It's Throwback Thursday, which means we take a look at Costa Rica's past. The nine-minute documentary showcases life in Costa Rica in the 1940s, as viewed through…

Tico Times #TBT: The earthquake that rattled Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast
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Tico Times #TBT: The earthquake that rattled Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

The Tico Times - March 28, 2019

In the early hours of April 22, 1991, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck the Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica and Panama. Costa Rica’s strongest earthquake of all time…

Tico Times #TBT: Irazú Volcano’s two-year eruption
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Tico Times #TBT: Irazú Volcano’s two-year eruption

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 21, 2019

In March 1963, Irazú Volcano began a period of eruptions that would last two years. The below video, via the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica…

Tico Times #TBT: Small lake forms after earthquake
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Tico Times #TBT
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Tico Times #TBT: Small lake forms after earthquake

The Tico Times - March 14, 2019

Costa Rica's history has been replete with earthquakes. This Library of Congress photo, dated between 1880 and 1900, shows a small lake that formed after an earthquake in…

Tico Times #TBT: Memories of Costa Rica
Throwback Thursday
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Throwback Thursday
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Tico Times #TBT: Memories of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 7, 2019

It’s hard to explain to people back home that Costa Rica doesn’t have a postal system quite like other countries. How many times has a friend insisted…

Throwback Thursday: Electric car
Throwback Thursday
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Throwback Thursday
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Throwback Thursday: Electric car

The Tico Times - February 28, 2019

The Costa Rican government announced its plan to fully decarbonize the economy by 2050 this Sunday. A big part of their plan involves electrifying the public and…

Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows
Arenal
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Arenal
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Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows

The Tico Times - February 21, 2019

Arenal Volcano's July 1968 eruption destroyed three small villages, killed 87 people and wiped out 232 square kilometers of crops and livestock. The stratovolcano has remained dormant…

Tico Times #TBT: Pan Am ceases flights to Costa Rica
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Tico Times #TBT: Pan Am ceases flights to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 31, 2019

Pan American World Airways, once one of the most recognized names in the sky, made Costa Rica one of its first international destinations. A Pan Am route map for…

Throwback Thursday: Flying LACSA, Costa Rica’s flagship airline
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Throwback Thursday: Flying LACSA, Costa Rica’s flagship airline

The Tico Times - January 24, 2019

Founded in 1945, LACSA (or Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses S.A) was Costa Rica's flagship airline. LACSA eventually became a member airline of TACA (Transportes Aéreos Centroamericanos), which 10 years…

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