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Boruca: Cultural Heritage

The cultural heritage of a nation or region is not solely composed of monuments and museum collections, but also of living intangible expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants. The definition of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is made up of oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and festive events, knowledge […]

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Pre-Columbian Rock Art at the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor Arte rupestre precolombino del Corredor Biológico Alexander Skutch

Pre-Columbian Rock Art at the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor

During the month of July, the division of Community Rural Tourism of the Association of Women of the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor, received the archeologist Iphigenia Quintanilla, recognized for her research on pre-Columbian stone spheres. Near her, we visited special places in the community of Santa Elena where we found rock art engraved in stone, […]

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Mandala Experience

A Mandala Experience

Michael is a professional photographer and creator of mandalas (which means “circle” or “wheel” in Sanskrit.) He recommends us “to Contemplate these geometrical designs such as the Flower of Life to align our thoughts, visions and perceptions to perfection”. “The flower gives the meaning and origin of all the information of the universe”! The DNAs […]

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Exotic Jewelry

Ojochal: Unicity Jewel by Virginie Lévesque

In 1991 Virginie and her parents emigrated from Canada to start a new life in the South of Costa Rica, in a small town called Ojochal. Virginie remembers that she was the only foreign girl in her school where she had to learn Spanish mandatorily. A pastime that she had enjoyed in Canada was to […]

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El Mercado

~ by Dagmar Reinhard The girls behind the initiative Sandra, Natalia and Sara met through a circle of women in Uvita, each one of them with her own unique abilities and talents. They very soon reached an agreement to co-create El Mercado of Bahía Ballena. Noting a great need for fresh products and services of […]

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San Isidro Perez Zeledon

The first settlers in Pérez Zeledón

~ by Luis Gutiérrez Galera After the difficult and long-awaited conquest of the Cerro de la Muerte (Death Hill), the new colonizers in El General Valley started the hard process of settling in those fertile new lands they called home. The courage and perseverance of those men and women who made it through that overwhelming […]

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