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TBT: An oasis for expats in downtown San José

From the 1980s through the early 2000s, San José was an epicenter of entertainment and nightlife for both Costa Ricans and expats.

TBT: Pan American Clipper connects Costa Rica to Texas

In December 1946, Pan American Airways connected Costa Rica with a direct flight to Corpus Christi and Houston, Texas.

TBT: Costa Rica’s gift of happiness

Why are Costa Ricans so happy? It might just be because of the talking, anthropomorphic sloths.

TBT: Pan American ad invites you to a Central American ‘fiesta’

Pan American Airlines flew regularly to Costa Rica until 1981.

Costa Rica History: Its discovery and conquest

For a unique look into Costa Rica's past, you can't do much better than the 1913 book, "History of the discovery and conquest of...

TBT: The Tico Times was online in 2000

Enjoy this snapshot of Costa Rica history.

TBT: When LACSA flew the colors of Costa Rica across the Americas

LACSA, or Lineas Aéreas Costarricenses S.A., once flew the colors of Costa Rica throughout North, Central and South America. 

Costa Rica Aviation: A Mid-1920s Costa Rican air mail postage stamp

The featured photograph shows a mid-1920s postal stamp for air mail in Costa Rica.

Tico Times #TBT: A 1947 documentary of Costa Rica

The nine-minute documentary showcases life in Costa Rica in the 1940s, as viewed through the lens of United States filmmaker James A. Fitzpatrick.

The earthquake that rattled Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

In the early hours of April 22, 1991, a magnitude-7.7 earthquake struck the Caribbean coasts of Costa Rica and Panama.

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