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Throwback Thursday: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows

For years, La Fortuna's 8,000 residents made their peace with the consistently active volcano to form a delicate harmony.

TBT: Watch ‘Endless Summer II,’ the documentary that popularized Tamarindo

By the 1990s, Tamarindo and nearby surf spots — Witch's Rock, Ollie's Point — weren't exactly secrets, but the release of “Endless Summer II” really broke things wide open.

TBT: Pan Am Flight 421 crashes in Costa Rica on this day in 1980

On this day in 1980, a Boeing 727 operating Pan American World Airways flight 421 crashed short of Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport. 

Costa Rica at the turn of the decade (2010-19)

I know that sometimes I look back. But it's to know from where I come from.

TBT: Costa Rica’s National Stadium

The 35,000-seat stadium replaced its predecessor of the same name and location.

Costa Rica’s imposing Rio Grande railway bridge

The Rio Grande railway bridge is one of Costa Rica's most impressive architectural achievements

TBT: An indigenous uprising in ancient Costa Rica

A 1709 "uprising of the Indians" burned more than a dozen churches and killed several missionaries who had settled in Costa Rica.

TBT: San José of decades past

Before it became the park we know today, La Sabana was Costa Rica's first international airport. This photo shows what that looked like —...

TBT: Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Costa Rica

We take a look back at a piece of Costa Rica history in another installment of  Throwback Thursday (TBT).

TBT: Costa Rica’s Pacific Railroad in Puntarenas

In the late 1800s, various attempts were made to extend rail service from San José to Puntarenas.

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