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San Jose’s El Carmen Church holds an interesting secret

San Jose’s El Carmen Church holds an interesting secret

March 31st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica is a country with a variety of interesting places many of which have a story behind them. El Carmen church is one such place. It…

Flor de Itabo: An interesting Costa Rican food you should try

Flor de Itabo: An interesting Costa Rican food you should try

When people move to Costa Rica to live or retire I always recommend that they try all of the local foods as part of learning about the country’s culture. As Semana…

Morris: Costa Rica headed for four-way showdown

Morris: Costa Rica headed for four-way showdown

By Kenneth Morris, ICR columnist  With some 40 percent of Ticos telling pollsters that they’re still undecided about this Sunday’s presidential election, nobody knows who will win.  These nobodies include…

Kenneth Morris: A Cautious Endorsement of Chema

Editor’s note: Inside Costa Rica never makes political endorsements, though opinion columnists are free to express themselves how they wish.  We encourage all readers (especially those of you who can…

Growth without Poverty Reduction: The Case of Costa Rica

Growth without Poverty Reduction: The Case of Costa Rica

In the early 1980s, as was the case in much of Latin America, Costa Rica suffered its worst economic crisis in decades. Between 1980 and 1982 the economy contracted by…

Kenneth Morris: The House on the Hill

The view from the hotel in Pérez Zeledón was picturesque—at least if it wasn’t assessed too critically.   Lush green hills rolled into leafy valleys filled with small sturdy houses…

In defense of Costa Rica’s universities

January 6th, 2014 – According to a few pages in a long recent report on the state of education in Costa Rica, there is a growing mismatch between the fields…

Women’s rights in Costa Rica – sexism masquerading as feminism?

Feminism is generally understood to follow one of two different models, often called the US and the European models. Costa Rica primarily embraces the European model. The US model emphasizes…

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