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Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica.
Culture

Travel through the physical and cultural landscapes of San Carlos in this video. San Carlos, which Ticos call the Northern Zone of Costa Rica, is home to the tourist mecca of La Fortuna. But the region has much more than the admittedly impressive volcanoes, waterfalls, and hot springs. Before tourists

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Semana Santa, or Holy Week, begins on Sunday, April 9 and ends on Saturday, April 16. Much of Costa Rica shuts down towards the end of the week as Ticos gather their families and head to the beach. It’s a tradition here: the streets of San Jose will be nearly

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A young woman sells flowers in a market in Costa Rica.
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There has been some ballyhoo about the members of U.S. reality-show royalty arriving in Costa Rica and setting up their reanimated plastic corpses at Papagayo Peninsula’s Villa Mazu. The price per night? Twenty-three thousand dollars. Towards the other end of the spectrum, I’ve rented a furnished studio apartment near downtown San

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In order to better get to know a country, you need to know its people, history and culture. One of the best ways to do so is to sample some of the daily traditions that comprise this country’s character. There are many traditions that make Costa Rica unique. Discover the

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