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Tips 506: Adventure races in Costa Rica

Are you looking for an athletic adventure in 2022? The answer might just lie in Costa Rica, a country that offers many a challenge...

Tips 506. Expert advice: jiu jitsu in Costa Rica

Sebastián Rodríguez Williams is a Brazilian jiu jitsu champion from Curridabat, Costa Rica. He’s a four-time Panamerican Champion and is ranked 15th worldwide. He...

Tips 506. Advice from an expert: open waters in Costa Rica

Rocío—a 48-year-old architect, wife, and mother of a daughter, 19, and a son, 18—is an open water ultramarathoner. In other words, she has participated...

Tips 506. Advice from an expert: running in Costa Rica

César Lizano represented Costa Rica at the 2012 London Olympics marathon. In addition, he has run 18 other marathons, including Chicago, New York and,...

The wave within

What is an ocean wave when you can’t even see it? All sounds and sensations, I suppose. That greatest of crescendos, a distant murmur that...

What happens when surfing includes everyone?

It all started with a school desk. But not in a classroom. Michael Castro Arias was 11 years old, walking along the beach one day...

The athlete entrepreneur: how sponsors’ choices shape the future of Costa Rican sports

Sebastián Rodríguez Williams is a Brazilian jiu jitsu champion from Curridabat, Costa Rica. He’s a four-time Panamerican Champion and is ranked 15th worldwide. He...

He balances, but not alone

It’s no easy feat to keep your balance. On some level, that’s what sports are—the skateboard teetering on the edge of the ramp, the gymnast’s...

‘Clawing against the world’: the lonely emergence of BMX freestyle in Costa Rica

Olivia Esther Matamoros Chávez won’t watch her son compete. Not live, anyway. She stays away from the stadiums or TV screens, and will only watch...

What it means to support a world champion: one father’s story

In 2011, my daughter Kami was six years old and in the first grade. Luis Carlos Garza, the then-coach of the Santa Inés School...
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What Costa Rica should have said to women tourists

This week, controversy erupted in Costa Rica when La Nación reported that the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT), with approval from the National...
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