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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...

Costa Rica’s indigenous art

Whether you’re here on a short business trip or a long backpacking adventure, or you live here... you may want to bring home something...

Conqueror of our time, San Gerardo de Dota is born.

San Gerardo de Dota, a beautiful basin of oak forest and Quetzal birds, was baptized by Caridad Zúñiga after Saint Gerard, the patron saint...

Handy with cheese

“This machine that our hands are, is the only one that can do the job well,” said Reynaldo Villalobos, referring to the production of...

The story of olive-ridley turtle town, Ostional

I still remember, very clearly, the first time I got to Ostional, one of four places in the world that hosts the amazing, massive...

Barra Honda, wonders under the earth.

Butterflies, dragonflies and beetles of many colors and sizes flutter around the trails of the Barra Honda National Park. Their eye-catching colors make us...

Tortuguero National Park, a paradise surrounded by water.

There is something about Tortuguero National Park... I love traveling and I try to avoid going twice to the same spot: too much to...

Boruca’s traditional food

On the other side of the Rio Grande de Térraba, where there is no inter-American street or electricity, lives Celedina Maroto Leiva, a 66-year-old...

Annexation de Guanacaste, a territory that decided to be Costa Rican.

When you are in Guanacaste and you hear someone screem "¡Bomba!", it's not a call to fear, but to laughter and joy. Imagine music...

Toucans, six species in one country, Costa Rica.

Besides some childhood memories of a fruit loop eating toucan named Sam, what do we really know about the toucan? Lately, Costa Rican toucans have...
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