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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...

Coffee: The Pride of Ticos

At the end of the 18th century, coffee came to Costa Rica for the first time. It was also the first Central American country...

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...

Our Great National Hero: Juan Santamaría

This great national hero was born in 1831, in Alajuela, the son of Manuela Santamaría. He is said to have been an only child...

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...

Costa Rica Celebrates Black And Afro-Costa Rican Culture Day On August 31st

This Friday, August 31, Costa Rica will celebrate Black and Afro-Costa Rican Culture Day, a tradition that seeks to exalt the contributions and cultural...

Sylvia Poll’s Record: 30 Years of A Historical Feat

30 years ago, on September 21st, 1988, Costa Rica made history thanks to the swimmer Sylvia Poll when she got its first Silver Medal...

The Historical Evolution of Costa Rican Art

The beautiful Costa Rican art is of great pride for our culture, since over time it has been expressing what has been the social...
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...

Doña Carmen Granados: The National Soul of Costa Rica

Carmen Granados, born in La Merced, San Jose, Costa Rica on April 26, 1915. Daughter of Don Manuel Granados and Doña María Cristina Soto...
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