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Culture

The Costa Rican carreta: a symbol of work and tradition

A loud metallic ring marks a slow and almost relaxing rhythm which is interrupted by sporadic cries and snoring. It is the harvest time...

The Diquís spheres, a legacy of the indigenous people of Costa Rica

In the southwestern Pacific zone of Costa Rica, specifically in the delta between the Térraba and Sierpe rivers known as the Delta del Diquís,...

Yigüirro, the national bird of Costa Rica

Let us introduce to you the famous Yigüirro. Yes, this simple bird is famous: it is the national bird of Costa Rica. You might...

Mothers in Costa Rica who changed us in 2021

Mother’s Day, celebrated in Costa Rica on August 15th, is a big day at El Colectivo 506. Our media organization was co-founded by three...

The Bribri cosmovision and our relationship with nature

Nature sustains us. It is our home, our culture, our sense of self, and our food source. That is the relationship that Bribri people...

Handmade tortillas: culture on your palate

When I eat a criollo corn tortilla, I know we are eating the same thing our ancestors ate. I was fortunate to meet my...

The canoe, another member of the community

Trade and transportation keep the economy running. In the remote Costa Rican region of Talamanca, means of transport are essential items. The Bribri indigenous...

Los pasitos, a Costa Rican Christmas tradition.

I was 10 years old when I became part of the family tradition. My great-grandmother learned it from her dad, my grandmother officially introduced...

Baile de los Diablitos, a Boruca tradition.

“Man, it is something that one carries in the blood. You are born, live and grow with that in your blood, your blood boils...

Where have all the trapiches gone?

In the early 1900s, Costa Ricans sweetened their meals with tapa de dulce. There was no interest in granulated white sugar; instead, people would...
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