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Pachamama: A Tropical Sanctuary

By César Arroyo - foto@vozdeguanacaste.com

 

Avana parks her sandals in the entrance of the juice bar and walks toward a table while he holds a cup of thick, bubbling cacao in his hand. She sits on the ground that She touched for the first time 18 years ago, when she was only 20 years old, and narrates how she...

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Guanacastecan Entrepreneurs: They Don’t Fear Restaurant Chains

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By Andrea Rodríguez Valverde - andrea@vozdeguanacaste.com 1

Imagine the following scenario: you have a hamburger joint and a few blocks away they inaugurate a restaurant considered to be the largest hamburger chain in the world. Would you think it is the end for your business?

In Guanacaste this hypothesis becomes more of a...

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Amidst the Ring Floor and Bleachers: The Story Behind the Santa Cruz Bullring

By Wilberth Villalobos - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

Every January 14, Santa Cruz wakes up with a festive spirit. Bullfighters arrive with the mindset of enduring the horn of the best bull and the audience congregates with the expectation of enjoying one of the best and most traditional festivities in the country.

José Antonio “...

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Memories of the World’s Oldest Profession

By Noelia Esquivel - Colaboradora

When professor Rodolfo Núñez arrived in the folkloric city of Santa Cruz more than 20 years ago, he noticed that Santa Cruzans often used the phrase: “Next, as Curly would say.”

The expression was used when they called the next in line. Curious, he asked one day where the phrase came from...

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Will We Continue to Be One of the World’s Blue Zones?

By Wilberth Villalobos - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

Estanislao Suárez Suárez walks calmly among bags of empanadas, doughnuts, and yucas that hang in a line from metal hooks at his general store in Corralillo, Nicoya.

Mr. “Tanis” — as he is known by friends — arrived 65 years ago in Corralillo from the Pozo...

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Backstage at a Centenarian Dance

By César Arroyo - foto@vozdeguanacaste.com

The room we are in has so much clutter that I feel like it could all collapse on top of us without warning. With the door and windows closed, the only thing that breaks through the absolute darkness in this claustrophobic scene is the light of a cell phone that illuminates from above an...

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Seven Events That Explain What is Happening with the Sardinal Aqueduct

By Noelia Esquivel - Colaboradora

At the end of November, the Sewers and Aqueduct Institute (AyA) relaunched the construction of the Sardinal-El Coco-Ocotal aqueduct despite opposition from a group of Sardinal residents. The project seeks to supply these three communities with water from the Carrillo canton, but...

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The Dance of the Mare

By Roberto Cruz Alpízar - robertocruz@vozdeguanacaste.com

Every December 12 we celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron of Nicoya, with the dance of the mare as the day’s main cultural manifestation.

The dance mixes...

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Nosara Animal Care Will Celebrate Third Craft Beer Festival

By Sara Quesada - Contributor

Nosara Animal Care will host on December 9 the Third Annual Craft Beer Festival at the Pacific Blue restaurant in Playa Guiones from 3pm to 8pm.

The purpose of the activity is to raise funds in order to provide rehabilitation and homes for abandoned animals in the...

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Nicoya City Council Convenes Elections to Decide on Nosara’s Autonomy

By Wilberth Villalobos - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

The Nicoya City Council approved an election for residents of the canton to decide whether or not they agree with the creation of a new city district council (CMD) in Nosara that would give the district more autonomy.

The process for the creation of the CMD was...

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Mopt Engineer: “Asphalt between Garza and Santa Marta de Nosara Will Be Ready in September 2018”

By Wilberth Villalobos - wilberth@vozdeguanacaste.com

The Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) has been working since May on a 10-kilometers stretch of Route 160 that connects Garza with Santa Marta de Nosara and plans to have it completely asphalted by September 2018.

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