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Editorial - How Many Deaths In Exchange For A Bike Path?

By Staff La voz de Guanacaste

On the last day of 2016 a man died while riding his bike in Quebrada Honda de Nicoya. He lost control, didn’t have any reflective gear, and a car hit him, according to a report that the Red Cross released to the media.

This is how years begin and end, yet ...

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Bike Lanes Begin to Gain Traction in Guanacaste

By Wilberth Villalobos wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

Residents of Liberia, Nicoya, and Santa Cruz have already started pedaling in search of their own bike lanes on freeways and highways. These residents have presented projects asking each canton’s municipal councils to invest in these structures. This movement has been occurring...

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What Were The First Guanacastecans Like? A cemetery in Playas del Coco offers some clues

By Andrea Solano B. - Correspondent

Vistas del Coco sounds like the name of a residential complex or one of those condos that real estate agents hope to sell to people dreaming of their own house. But in reality it’s an archaeological site where a pre-Columbian cemetery that houses the remains of first inhabitants in the...

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Curubanda: A Gourmet Vision for Blue Corn

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

It’s hard to find atol or pinolillo made with blue corn (maíz pujuagua, a locally endemic species) in Guanacaste - even during the festivals celebrating of July 25th. It’s even hard to find seeds for this species in...

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In Liberia, Don Elias’s Waste Feed sCattle

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

When you drink orange juice, cows eat the remaining waste and orange trees feed on the cows’ manure.

For the last fifteen years, this food chain has been an integral part of Don Elías’s juice business, which produces up to 200 gallons a week.

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Rookie Rancher, Leader Rancher

By David Bolaños

In the president’s chambers at the Nicoya Chamber of Ranchers there are albums with dozens of old images: her children, her husband, trips, birthday parties, ulcers, scars, and amputations.

Leonor Ruiz, born in Santa Cruz, runs a 28-hectare farm with 60 head of...

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Hoteliers Push For A More Modern ICT Sustainability Certification

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

Did you know that there not only are five-star hotels, but also five-leave ones? Since the end of the 1990s, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (in Spanish, ICT) has certified hotels that stand out in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact.

However, since...

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Our Guanacaste Wants A Sustainable Future And Yes, Yes We Can

By María Fernanda Cruz - editor@vozdeguanacaste.com

A groups of growers from Santa Cruz got together on February 16th in the heart of their canton to talk about a new trend that might sound hip or strange, but what is in fact a return to our roots: sustainable cuisine.

How do you eat that? You chop up cilantro, make...

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What Did Ranchers In Nicoya Learn After The Drought

By David Bolaños

Beginning in March, the freshness and humidity of La Nina weather phenomenon leave and leave the door open to a hot Guanacastecan summer. In other words: lean times are coming.

The dry season wouldn’t be called that if the ranching industry hadn’t adopted, on a...

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Advertorial - Florex Helps Businesses Towards Reach Their Sustainability Goals

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By Roberto Cruz 1

Protecting our water sources and the environment is not the antonym of saving. In fact, it is a synonym of progress. If you use biodegradable products, you can avoid polluting water, reduce water consumption, and improve your business’s image.

Florex is a brand of...

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The King of Pastries

By Roberto Acuña Ávalos - roberto@vozdeguanacaste.com

I opened the refrigerator door and there was absolutely nothing to eat for breakfast. Not in the mood to go to the supermarket, I immediately recalled that a work colleague had the number of a man who sold empanadas, or as some people call them, “pastries,” because they’re made...

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