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    Ticos Can Now See Comet Neowise in the Sky, with the Naked Eye, if...

    Costa Ricans will be able to see the comet “Neowise”, the first to be visible from Earth this year, without the need for a binocular or telescope
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    Our National Flag: A Source of Pride that Inflates Our Chest with Admiration

    The country with the most stable democracy on the continent discloses important details and never before revealed about its national flag; white, blue, and...

    We, “Ticos”, Are Pure Life!

    We have adopted a therapy called “Shiatsu” (from the Japanese “shi” -finger- and “atsu” -pressure on body’s zones-), which consists of pressing...

    Interesting Facts about Costa Rica

    Costa Rica is a well-known travel destination. The country features wonderful landscapes starting with beaches and finishing with mountains. Incredible rain and cloud forests...

    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...

    Costa Rican Barista Won International Competition in New York

    The 24-year-old barista Remy Molina won the international competition of that specialty, “Coffee Masters New York”, held in that American city, last October 12th-14th,...

    Costa Ricans Who Are Far Away From Home: China

    The language barrier can be more difficult than anyone imagines, to the point of returning the sad and boring days. When Andrés Alvarado González...

    Working in Australia: The Best Options for Spanish Speakers

    Australia. Its name has a double etymology. On the one hand, it derives from the Latin word Australis (“from the south”); that is, legends...

    2018 Soccer World Cup in Costa Rica (1)

    No matter what you call the sport: football; fútbol; soccer; futebol; balompié; calcio… It is the World Cup time again! Every 4 years, for...

    Celebrate Father’s Day Costa Rican Style

    This Sunday, June 17th, Father's Day will be celebrated in Costa Rica. This is the day where families meet to share with those men...

    Costa Rica Will Make its World Cup Debut this Sunday

    This Sunday, June 17th, the Costa Rican national team will be present at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. This is the 5th World...

    Costa Rica Breaks Records in Reforestation

    In recent times, deforestation linked to the logging and burning of trees has produced an abrupt change in our ecosystem, caused by human action....

    10 Words to Start Talking Like a Real “Tico”

    If after having read about the Ticos' idioms, you were left wanting to know more about the jargon that Costa Ricans use to refer...

    4 Tips for Traveling to Costa Rica

    There is no doubt that Costa Rica is one of the best destinations. The land of the “ticos” (that is how Costa Ricans affectionately...
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    Costa Rican Economy and Democracy

    Costa Rica has a stable economy and a relatively high standard of living. In fact, its economy depends mainly on tourism, which is a...

    How to Get an Address in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica has a very peculiar way of indicating the addresses, since its streets do not have names or numbers and the houses do...

    “Pura Vida”: 100% Ticos

    85% of Costa Ricans define themselves as very happy people. The population of the country -a little more than 5 million inhabitants- has a...
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    National Symphonic Orchestra of Costa Rica Wins the Latin Grammy

    The National Symphonic Orchestra obtained a Latin Grammy at the 18th edition of the Latin Music Awards, which this year takes place on Thursday,...
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    Origin of Some “Tico” Terms

    If you are a bicultural person, you probably understood all those expressions. And not only that, but you have surely used one of those...
    Costa Rica the best adventure

    Tips to Make Your Trip to Costa Rica the Best Adventure of Your Life

    To go back, to discover, to dream, to know, to recognize, to learn and to grow is only a little of what you acquire...

    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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    ‘Atrás Hay Relámpagos’ Film Takes the Netherlands by Surprise

    Whenever we watch a movie, the first thing we think about is summer blockbusters. Those Marvel superhero movies that gather all the attention -...

    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...

    Do You Know Why Costa Rica Is A Great Place to Retire?

    Thousands of foreigners from a wide variety of countries have chosen Costa Rica as the best place to retire.  Certainly the world-class health system,...
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    PRO TIPS FOR COSTA RICA:

    Perhaps by now, you have already heard the phrase “Pura Vida” being used frequently.  Hopefully you have a good understanding of the meaning of...

    13 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT COSTA RICA

    If you have done any research preparing for your visit to Costa Rica, you have probably noticed by now the beautiful natural landscape unlike...

    Costa Rica proves that GDP does not measure quality of life

    Two recent reports prove that GDP does not measure quality of life, using Costa Rica as an example for other countries. The two reports are...
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