The Bikini: A Garment that Changed History

This bathing garment was created by the French engineer Louis Bernadin. It all started when a stripper wore it in public for the first...

A National Hero’s Memory

Our memorable Juan Santamaría This great hero was born in 1831, in Alajuela. He was the son of Manuela Santamaría....

San José Downtown Is Being Repopulated

In Latin American cities, the role that central plazas had assumed as ceremonial, religious, governmental, and commercial nuclei, but also of and...

The Official Measure of Time

Year after year, every time April 23rd approaches, scholars persist in telling us that Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare died on...

Failed States and Migratory Crisis in Central America

All the provinces of Central America after its independence in 1821 sought to consolidate from a genesis of federal republics, but in...

Rediscover Jacó through Art

In order to demonstrate Jacó's cultural richness, the Artify Jacó and Jacó City Art Tour projects invite you to rediscover the area...

Mario José Echandi Jiménez: A Very Notable Costa Rican Statesman

His story… Mario José Echandi Jiménez was born on June 17th, 1915, in San José, Costa Rica. A lawyer and politician, he was the son...

Do You Know Why the Ticos Say “UPEEE”?

Our ancestors, those of colonial Costa Rica, were very influenced by religious devotion and characterized by remarkable courtesy and good manners. They also had...
The devil in the parade, Barva

Day of the Traditional Costa Rican Masquerade

It is narrated as follows. The story tells that the first proper masquerade was organized in the city of Cartago by Rafael "Lito" Valerín, on...
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Costa Rica’s World Poisonous Tree

Maybe the first image that comes to mind when we think of poison apples is Disney's Witch Evil Queen, from the 1937 film "Snow...
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