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Between Museums, San Jose Bursts with Statues and Street Art

Between Museums, San Jose Bursts with Statues and Street Art March 31, 2012 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
Ancient art aficionados and post modern enthusiasts will have a field day in the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. The  Jade Museum and the Museo del Oro Pre-Colombino house immense and impressive collections of gold, jewelry, artifacts, and pottery and the Museo de Arte Costarricense (MAC) is a...

National Blood Drive Strives to Build Costa Rica’s Blood Banks Through Donations

National Blood Drive Strives to Build Costa Rica’s Blood Banks Through Donations June 15, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
In Costa Rica, thousands of patients with blood diseases as leukemia, severe forms of anemia or severe problems with blood clotting, blood transfusion-dependent, depend on regular blood donations to live. As reported by Irene Rodriguez of La Nation, today, June 14th, marks the Day of Voluntary Blood...

Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit in San Jose, Costa Rica

Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit in San Jose, Costa Rica May 7, 2011 | Events | Read More
Affectionately referred to as La Abuelita (the grandmother),an immaculate Indian 1909 made by the Hendee Manufacturing Company greets visitors to the Museo de Arte y Diseno Contemporaneo (MADC) this month. At 102 years old, this bike is the most ancient of the 40 motorcycles on display for the exhibit...

Manga Meets Boba This May in San Jose, Costa Rica

Manga Meets Boba This May in San Jose, Costa Rica May 7, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
An anime stylized eye. Photo: November 2006 Source Oni Lukos     Now through May 14th, an art exhibit of amateur manga works entitled “Fantasias de Papel” will be on display in Costa Rica’s first and only boba shop, The Bubble Tea Co., also known as Te Mas Mas (Te ++). In...

4/20 Protest to Legalize Marijuana in Costa Rica

4/20 Protest to Legalize Marijuana in Costa Rica April 21, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
International Pot Smoking Day came smack dab in the middle of Semana Santa celebrations in Costa Rica, but that didn’t stop a fast-growing group of Facebook fans from organizing a peaceful protest in the country’s capital city of San Jose to raise awareness about the perils of a government-waged...

Archeology in Costa Rica: Las Mercedes and Balls of Stone

Archeology in Costa Rica: Las Mercedes and Balls of Stone April 8, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Las Mercedes is one of the largest monumental and complex archeological sites in Costa Rica, alongside Guayabo de Turrialba, and the former political center of an important chiefdom. Located in the Limon province of the central Caribbean region, between the foothills of the Turrialba Volcano, Las Mercedes...

Visit Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula Before It Changes Forever

Visit Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula Before It Changes Forever February 27, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Costa Rica has long been used as a safe haven for Americans looking to escape — from the long arm of the law, heavy tax burdens, cold weather, and their former lives. Loved as much for its agreeable climate as its luscious scenery and sun-dappled coastline, the country has become overrun with visitors....

60 Caricatures On Display in Alajuela: Modern Artists Use Humor and Irony to Share Their Vision of “Reality”

60 Caricatures On Display in Alajuela: Modern Artists Use Humor and Irony to Share Their Vision of “Reality” January 27, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, Whats New | Read More
El barrendero by Alex "Nano" Nunez Under the slogan “¡La zarigüeya vive!”  (“the possom lives!”) and armed with pencils, paper, and plenty of humor, 16 graphic artists of the Colectivo la Zarigueya take over the installation space known as the old cuartel de Alajuela at the Museo...
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