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Podcast in Spanish: Conversations 506 with Radio Aserrí

Katherine chats with Fabián Alvarado, Pablo Quesada and Fernanda Bustamante, journalists from Radio Aserrí "La Potente." At the beginning of February, their community sprang...

Birding in Costa Rica’s Central Valley: 21 species to look for

Is there good bird watching in urban San José? We’re here to tell you: there’s plenty to see. Bird lovers know that the first requirement...

What I learned from two years of writing little love stories

A couple months after my dad’s death, I was wandering around New York City alone during a rare work trip when I found myself...

Costa Rican’s urban rivers: a paradise we’re not too late to save

“Yum!” says my daughter, tasting the juicy fruit of a bright-red coffee cherry. My husband, his feet covered in loose dirt baked by the summer...

A conversation with Costa Rica’s first certified mermaid

If you’re as new to this topic as I was before talking to Madelline Sánchez, let me first assure you: yes. It’s a thing....

Just in Time for the Holidays: Arts and craft fair takes over Atenas

Every community has distinctive features that set it apart from its neighbors and are a source of local pride. Sometimes these are natural features,...

A lush reserve with a storied past: Reserva El Quetzal

It’s not every nature reserve whose story can be traced back to volcanic eruptions, a president’s granddaughter, cross-cultural relationships, a surprise donation, a beloved...

I’m a non-believer, but I love Costa Rica’s romería

I’m not Costa Rican. I’m practically agnostic. I have serious problems with the policies and leadership of the Catholic Church—but I love walking in...

An inheritance of flavor: family recipes in Costa Rica

Today, in a cyber world based on analog codes where immediacy is the greatest truth, family culinary heritage—that intangible heritage collected in ancestors' notebooks—is...

Her Majesty, the Heart of Palm: a story of ups and downs in Sarapiquí

María Luz Jiménez earned the title of “La Reina del Palmito,” or Queen of Heart of Palm, in Horquetas de Sarapiquí, because she prepares...
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