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Costa Rica National Tree

On June 15, Costa Rica celebrates the “Día del Árbol,” or Day of the Tree. Our namesake tree, and Costa Rica’s national tree, the Guanacaste, Enterolobium cyclocarpum, is pretty close to our hearts. Its name comes from the Nahuatl word “quauhnacaztli”, meaning “tree of ears” because its seeds look like human ears.  It thrives in the …

Chorotega Indigenous Pottery

Chorotega Pottery  is very  important part of our culture in Guanacaste for  being an ancient tradition that was learned from our ancestors The Chorotegas Indigenous. The  salient potteries are produced by Guaitil residents of Santa Cruz and San Vicente of Nicoya . Guaitil is a Chorotega indigenous village, named for the dye-giving Guaitil tree and …

Everything You Need to Know About the Annexation of Guanacaste to Costa Rica

The Annexation of Guanacaste is celebrated on July 25th where commemorates the annexation of the province of Guanacaste from Nicaragua in 1824 and celebrates Costa Rica’s core value of democracy. Guanacaste is one of the seven provinces of Costa Rica, covering the northwest region of the country. The coastal area of Guanacaste is often referred …