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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...

Five questions to ask before you volunteer in Costa Rica

Think of a volunteer in Costa Rica, and an image of a young student or intrepid backpacker might come to mind—but the reality is...

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 ones who raised their hands

It’s not easy to see the good things in the mirror. It’s so much simpler to give someone else the benefit of the doubt, or...

The sea and Rocío Mora: the story of an open water ultramarathoner in Costa Rica

Rocío Mora swims like a fish. She has practiced the sport for as long as she can remember: she started competing when she was...

Who is tenacious?

The snap of the tape at the finish line. That tiny silence before the final release, when the ball, the bike, the board, an...

She still keeps watch

It all began with three little girls. They played with their dolls, like so many others, but not dressing up or braiding hair. No,...

‘Get up, live, enjoy’: the legacy of Giovanna

Giova came into my life as a great teacher. Our relationship had very hard times because of the disease, but also very beautiful, happy...
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