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Images in Motion Bring Together Caricaco Experience

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

Some four minutes of dance, music and a lot of partying compiled into a video will help you relive the experience of the Caricaco Music Festival,...

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Culture

Buried Treasure on Samara Beach

Mr. A. Mora lives in a cabina on the beach in Samara and makes a living playing traditional...

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Lifestyle

Samara Dream Factory

I remember the moment I knew I wanted to be an artist.  I was 5 years old.  A little boy who...

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Lifestyle

Art Without Borders

I met an interesting guy on the bus last week who has lived in Samara since childhood.  He told...

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Culture

If Guanacaste Weren’t Costa Rican

One hundred sixty two years after that glorious day in July on which a group of Nicoya Peninsula...

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Drought Threatens Animals at Zoo Safari Tempisque

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

The small amount of rainwater that fell from May to August has affected dozens of animals at the...

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The Importance of Teaching Children Outside of the Classroom

By Mary Serphos - Licensed Psychotherapist and Certified Health Coach

A recent blog published in the Voice of Guanacaste, written by Cesar Rodriguez Barrantes, stressed one of the most crucial...

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UNA to Build Residences for Scholarship Students

By Henry Morales Navarro - henry@vozdeguanacaste.com

The National University (UNA – Universidad Nacional) Nicoya Campus will build a student residence facility early in 2015, with the goal...

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Samara Has Its First Hotel Certified Carbon Neutral

By Ariana Crespo - arianacrespo@vozdeguanacaste.com

In June, Hotel Giada became the first establishment in Samara to obtain the 100% Carbon Neutral certification.

“The process began in 2009,...

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“The Idea Still Exists that the Chorotegas are Part of the Past,” Karen Stocker

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

Karen Stocker is not Guanacastecan or even Costa Rican, but without a doubt, she knows more about the Chorotega culture than the majority of Ticos...

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Il Peperoni Restaurant Expands to Ostional

By Mary Smathers - Citizen Journalist Nosara

Enrique (Kique) Lopez Barrantes and his brother Andres have expanded the popular offerings of Il Peperoni in Pelada to the turtle refuge town of...

Community

Facing Municipal Abandonment, Nosara Residents Repair Guiones Roads

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

Potholes, rocks, and mud – such is the state of the roads in Playa Guiones, a tourism center in Nosara. The roads’ maintenance is the...

Soda Maria’s: a Practical Option for Workers

By Ariana Crespo - arianacrespo@vozdeguanacaste.com

Soda Maria’s is located on the southeast corner of Recaredo Briceño Park. The old Rodrigo Chan warehouse has been converted into a soda now,...

Community

Nosara Moves Toward Economic Independence

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

The Municipality of Nicoya has taken the first step towards the creation of a Municipal District Council (MDC) in Nosara, as more than 250...

Nature

Dogs Kill Turtle in Playa Guiones

By Emiliana García - emiliana@vozdeguanacaste.com

A sea turtle that had come to Playa Guiones to lay her eggs was attacked by dogs, resulting in her death.

The turtle arrived during the...

Two Suspects in Samara Man’s Murder Arrested in San Jose

By Henry Morales Navarro - henry@vozdeguanacaste.com

Two people suspected of killing the 41 year-old Francicsco Gomez Bolaños in the Samara area were arrested on Tuesday, August 19 at the San Jose...

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Students in Nosara Raise over $1,000 for the Electrocuted Monkeys

By Students of Academy del Sol and HomeSchool Beach Academy

On Sunday July 20, Academy del Sol students and staff put on the 2nd annual “Stop the Shocks” running race to raise money and awareness for the...

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Man Dies Trying to Stop Robbery in Samara

By Henry Morales Navarro - henry@vozdeguanacaste.com

During the early morning hours of Sunday, August 17, a 41 year-old man with the last names Gomez Bolaños was shot and killed near Samara.

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Illegal Tree Felling Increases in Guanacaste

By Henry Morales Navarro - henry@vozdeguanacaste.com

Things are not going well for protected trees in Guanacaste, as the number of complaints about illegal cutting and transportation of wood in the...

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A kingfisher at Palo Verde national park

by Ronny Bonilla Retana
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