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    Guanacasteca Explains the Value of the Marimba through a Video in Switzerland

    The Guanacasteca based in Bern, Switzerland, Yareni Briceño Pereza, had the opportunity to present, together with the...

    Intangible Cultural Heritage Award Opens its Registration Period for Applications

    The scope of intangible cultural heritage is vast and varied. From what goes unnoticed on a daily basis, such as the particular...

    Costa Rica Proposes to the UN Declaring August 31st as the “International Day of...

    "I am the heir to generations of brave men and women, fighters, capable of turning pain into...

    Do You Know How Many Languages Exist in Costa Rica?

    In Costa Rica, the official language is Spanish, constitutionally, but although the country is considered small it...

    Icon of Costa Rican Literature: Yolanda Oreamuno

    Yolanda Oreamuno Unger was a Costa Rican writer who ventured her works into essays, stories, and novels....

    Get To Know the Castles of San José and Its Architecture

    The Castle of Del Moro The "Castillo Del Moro", also known as the Castillo...

    Santa Cruz, the “National Folklore City” Of Costa Rica

    Santa Cruz has been declared the "National Folklore City of Costa Rica" by the Central American Institute of Tourism for its amazing and colorful popular festivities, rodeos, dances, and traditional food

    Costa Rica's Painted Oxcarts: A Cherished Tradition Rolls On

    This week the town of Venice, known as the Cradle of the Costa Rican Boyero, in the...

    Doña Carmen Granados Soto: The Nacional Soul Of Costa Rica

    Known to all Costa Ricans as the "Alma Nacional” (National Soul), the cheerful, always flirtatious, deeply Costa Rican and irreplaceable Doña Carmen Granados Soto

    Costa Rican Typical Folk Music: the Essence of Our National Soul

    One of the best ways to experience the culture of any country is through its music. Local clubs and discos are perfect informal scenarios to explore current and popular sounds

    Today Nicoya Honors The Virgin of Guadalupe, Its Patron Saint

    Every year the Festivities of Our Lady the Virgin of Guadalupe are celebrated in Nicoya during November and December, which include different religious, cultural and even profane activities

    How Do People Celebrate Christmas Pura Vida Style?

    Living the Christmas holidays in the tropics is an experience for those of us who usually associate with the cold, the snow, and lit chimneys ...

    Coffee: The Ubiquitous Drink That Rules The World

    Coffee is, after water, the second most consumed liquid in the world. Coffee is the second best selling commodity after oil

    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...

    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.

    How About Going Native Tico Style?

    We Ticos have much to celebrate, in addition to the beauty of our landscape. As a society...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Find Out What The Province of Cartago Has for You

    Visit the province of Cartago, in Costa Rica, and get to know the culture and nature of this beautiful place. Cartago is a Costa...

    Costa Rican Traditions that Identify Us as a Nation

    Costa Rica has a lot of traditions that are carried throughout our history, and that represents the culture of the "Ticos". The best way...

    The Colorful Typical Oxcart of Costa Rica and the “Boyeo”

      The traditional ox cart is the most famous type of craftsmanship in Costa Rica. Since the mid-nineteenth century, oxcarts were used to transport coffee...

    The Museums of Costa Rica: Preserving Our Heritage

    National Museum of Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in one of the most interesting and impressive museums in Costa Rica, The National Museum of Costa Rica...

    Valuable and Varied Cultural Traditions of Costa Rica

    The customs and traditions of Costa Rica give an account of a happy country that, not in vain, is ranked among the first places...

    Meet The New “Virtual Art Museum” Of Costa Rica

    Virtual Art can be appreciated thanks to technology, and according to it advance, art will do as well. If you are a lover of painting...

    Origin of The Word “Tico(a)” in Costa Rica

    Origin of the word "tico(a)": During the colonial period where the Central American countries formed a single province under the name of the Captaincy...
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    CNN en Español Featuring Pura Vida Costa Rica

    Alejandra Oraa is the journalist for CNN en Español who will be in charge of the new season of Destinations, the travel and tourism...

    12 Reasons Why You Should Not Invite A Costa Rican To Your Home

    According to the Spanish magazine Matador Network, there are 12 reasons why you shouldn’t invite a Costa Rican to your home.  The approach of...
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    The Pura Vida Culture

    Costa Rican culture is very diverse, even though most part of the population is white or mestizo, there is also European, Afro-Caribbean, North-American and...

    Extending The Call for Shnit International Short Film Festival 2016

    This year the shnit PLAYGROUND, San José celebrates its sixth edition to the national level and it’s fourteenth international edition. The festival will take place...

    Art City Tour is Tomorrow!

    Walk, bike or ride your way through Costa Rican culture this Wednesday—for FREE! It’s that time of year again. GAM—the Central Valley of Costa Rica’s...

    Costa Rica’s Biggest Art Festival Starts April 3

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - This Thursday, April 3 begins the most important artistic and cultural festival in Costa Rica. This is the International...

    Costa Rican Culture Survey Coming to Tico Households

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - From now until January next year, more than 7,000 people in 3,000 Costa Rican households in the country will...

    Costa Rica Opens Its Doors to the 2013 International Poetry Festival

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The poems of Jordan, Spain, Ecuador, Iraq, Morocco, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Panama, Honduras and Cuba, among others,...

    Costa Rica Top Index for Quality of life in Elders in the Region

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Celebrating the International Day of Elders, the Gerontological Association Costarricense (Ageco), reported that Costa Rica has the best...

    Costa Rica: Rich in Culture and Art

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica is one of the top destinations for discerning tourists, thanks to its vibrant Latin American heritage, exotic...

    Pilgrimage to the Virgen de Los Angeles in Cartago Costa Rica Draws Near

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Pilgrimage of the Virgen de Los Angeles is one of the most important traditions in the Costa...

    Indigenous Groups and Government Create Dialogue for Issues in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica News - The government and indigenous groups of Costa Rica established a dialogue to address various issues related to land tenure and...

    Annual Jaco Costa Rica Fiestas Kicks Off

    The Annual Jaco Costa Rica Fiestas kicked off this year from December 7 - 9, and will continue the weekend of 14th thru to...

    New Survey Ticos Feel More Insecure but are Happy

    The University of Costa Rica (UCR) released the results of the survey "News 2012", which showed that 59.7% of Costa Ricans feel that insecurity...
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