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TBT: John F. Kennedy’s speech at UCR in Costa Rica
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TBT: John F. Kennedy’s speech at UCR in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 5, 2019

United States President John F. Kennedy visited Costa Rica in 1963 to attend the Conference of Presidents of the Central American Republic. In doing so, Kennedy became…

TBT: Costa Rica’s imposing Rio Grande railway bridge
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: Costa Rica’s imposing Rio Grande railway bridge

The Tico Times - November 28, 2019

In honor of Costa Rica taking steps to rebuild its railroad to the Pacific, we're recognizing one of the country's most impressive architectural achievements. The Rio Grande…

TBT: The birth of the Pan-American Highway
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TBT: The birth of the Pan-American Highway

Tico Times Contributors - November 28, 2019

For Throwback Thursday, we're republishing a Tico Times story that first ran in 2005. The author, Max Schwartz, shares his memories of working on the Inter-American Highway in Costa Rica. …

TBT: An indigenous uprising in ancient Costa Rica
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: An indigenous uprising in ancient Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 21, 2019

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 Costa Rica." The…

From the Weeping Woman to the Naked Gringo, a guide to Costa Rica’s spookiest folklore
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Happy Halloween
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From the Weeping Woman to the Naked Gringo, a guide to Costa Rica’s spookiest folklore

Mitzi Stark - October 31, 2019

Creepy tales are all a part of folklore. Halloween is not considered a traditional holiday in Costa Rica, but the lore here is rich in scary stories.…

TBT: San José of decades past
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: San José of decades past

The Tico Times - October 31, 2019

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

TBT: Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Costa Rica
History
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History
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TBT: Abraham Lincoln’s letter to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 24, 2019

We take a look back at a piece of Costa Rica history in another installment of  Throwback Thursday (TBT). This week, let's go all the way back…

TBT: Costa Rica’s Pacific Railroad in Puntarenas
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: Costa Rica’s Pacific Railroad in Puntarenas

The Tico Times - October 17, 2019

Costa Rica's Pacific Railroad (Ferrocarril al Pacifico) provided an important link between the capital of San José and Puntarenas, one of the country's most important port cities.…

TBT: An oasis for expats in downtown San José
Expat & Retirement Living
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Expat & Retirement Living
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TBT: An oasis for expats in downtown San José

Christopher Howard - October 10, 2019

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

TBT: Pan American Clipper connects Costa Rica to Texas
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Throwback Thursday
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TBT: Pan American Clipper connects Costa Rica to Texas

The Tico Times - October 3, 2019

Flying today is cheaper than ever, and non-stop routes have connected Costa Rica to destinations across the Americas and Europe. But in the 1940s, even a direct…