Culture

Do You Know What The National Flag and Pavillion of Costa Rica Mean?

National Pavilion Day of Costa Rica is the day dedicated to honoring the flag that represents us "Ticos". A symbol that we show with great pride and respect as Costa Ricans, both inside and outside our borders since it symbolizes...

The National Symphony Orchestra: 79 Years and Still Going Strong

The National Symphony Orchestra of our country, also known as OSN, is a Costa Rican public cultural institution, attached to the National Music Center, part of the Ministry of Culture and Youth of Costa Rica. It is...

Some Tales and Legends of Fright for You to Enjoy This Halloween

Tales and legends of frights and all kinds of paranormal activities are closer than you think on Halloween, but what you cannot imagine is that many of these festive events have mostly surpassed reality and have been framed in history as strange events and in many cases very mysterious to explain

Halloween: From Ancient European Folk Tale To Worldwide Celebration

Honoring the memory of those who no longer exist on this earthly plane, that is the basis on which the celebration of Halloween was created. Different myths, legends, and customs are part of these traditions, cultures, and idiosyncrasies. Halloween is part of those traditions that began in Europe and as time went by it expanded to the United States and other countries in the Americas.

Bulk and Dairy Sales Are Trending again in Costa Rica

“I bring my little pots and they do what the product weighs on you. I thought it was time to make the change, not to use more plastic or buy in the big stores”, says Vivian Umaña.

Costa Rican Coffee: The Best in the World and Deeply Rooted In Our Culture

Costa Rican coffee is a culture with a tradition built for centuries of careful dedication to details from the selection of seeds to serving the brew on the family table. It is in almost every facet of the collective imaginary and feelings, as a way of understanding life.

How About Going Native Tico Style?

We Ticos have much to celebrate, in addition to the beauty of our landscape. As a society built by multiethnic influences, cultural activities are rich, abundant, and unique. We are known for...

Racism between Two Worlds: North America and Latin America

Culture, religion, nationality, language or customs, do not determine a race ... Many people worldwide understand it and conduct struggles to state this "truth". Many others only know how to exclude, thinking that excluding will make them...

El Guayabo: Pre-Columbian National Monument and World Heritage Engineering

The natural beauty of Costa Rica’s Guayabo National Monument is located in the region of Santa Teresita, Turrialba Cantón belonging to the province of Cartago. This natural monument was established to protect and conserve one of the...

A Deeply Rooted Religious Tradition: the Festivities in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Every year the Festivities of “Our Lady the Virgin of Guadalupe" is celebrated in Nicoya during November and December, which include different religious, cultural and even profane activities. Among these:
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Costa Rica Will Host the First Surf & Outdoor Expo

The Surf & Outdoor Expo will be held for the first time in Latin America and Costa...
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5 Secret Beaches You Should Visit In Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known worldwide for having spectacular beaches and being a tropical paradise. However, there are secret corners with exceptional beaches...

UCR Scientists Develop New Method for Bladder Cancer Early Detection

The method, first of its kind worldwide, was developed thanks to the use of adaptive genetic algorithms (AGA) and will allow an...

The “Old” Controversy over Oil Exploitation in Costa Rica Is Back on

The proposal “Use of National Energy Resources” -read it correctly: let's exploit oil, export electricity, and weaken the MINAE- that would be...

Nicaragua Awarded for “Environmentally Friendly Global Tourist Destination”

The co-director general and administrative of the Nicaraguan Institute of Tourism, INTUR, Anasha Campbell, and representatives of the Embassy of Nicaragua in...
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