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What To Do If Your Car Is Sinking In Water

What To Do If Your Car Is Sinking In Water

QCOSTARICA | We must all be prepared for a number of situations that we might have to face at some point in life. But as…

10 Mistakes to Avoid Traveling in Costa Rica

10 Mistakes to Avoid Traveling in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA by Sammi, Mytanfeet.com – We love talking to other travelers in Costa Rica to hear about their experiences and thoughts. Our goal is to…

‘Ed Force One’ To Visit Costa Rica March 7

‘Ed Force One’ To Visit Costa Rica March 7

In a few weeks this impressive aircraft, a B747-400 will be visiting Costa Rica. Despite its size, it carries only a small group of people,…

Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Playa Samara, Costa Rica

Sámara, #CostaRica, from Instagram account www.instagram.com/costaricatraveler/ Photo/Foto Andrés Madrigal…

Toro Amarillo Waterfall

Toro Amarillo Waterfall

Toro Amarillo waterfall is located 2 hours from San José via Sarchí. Access to the waterfall is provided by Catarata del Toro Adventures. The trails…

Walking On Water in Costa Rica

Walking On Water in Costa Rica

Seen in ‪#‎CostaRica‬, “This lizard (Jesus or basilisk) can run on water by using its toes. As they rapidly churn their legs, they slap their…

Costa Rica and Central America From Space

Costa Rica and Central America From Space

#CentralAmerica you were particularly brilliant this morning! #YearInSpace writes International Space Station astronaut Scott Kelly. Kelly is known for constantly sharing images of the planet…

One Mosquito, Three Viruses

One Mosquito, Three Viruses

The Aedes aegypti, one mosquito, three viruses.…



Costa Rica Announces Direct Flights To Mexico For Stranded Cuban Migrants

Costa Rica Announces Direct Flights To Mexico For Stranded Cuban Migrants

QCOSTARICA – Good news for the Cuban migrants stranded in Costa Rica, at a press conference Friday at Casa Presidencial, Costa Rica’s President, Luis Guillermo Solis, Foreign Minister, Manuel Gonzalez and the Director of Immigration, Kathya Rodriguez,  announced that next week direct flights to Mexico will begin for Cuban migrants who have been stranded in […]…

BIG Drop In Gasoline Prices Expected Next Month

BIG Drop In Gasoline Prices Expected Next Month

QCOSTARICA – Despite the small increase in the price of gasoline that will occur in the coming days, we can expect a BIG drop in…

Strong Winds Friday Fell Three Trees, Damaging Cars and Injuring Two

Strong Winds Friday Fell Three Trees, Damaging Cars and Injuring Two

QCOSTARICA – Wind gusts on Friday in a span of 30 minutes, took down three trees, damaging seven cars and injuring two people, between 12:45pm…

Transito (Traffic Police) Seizes Vehicle of Uber Driver

Transito (Traffic Police) Seizes Vehicle of Uber Driver

QCOSTARICA – The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) seized Thursday night, around the Parque de La Paz, in San Jose, the vehicle of a Uber…

Nicaragua Orders Up Quick Justice For 13 Costa Ricans Died In Nicaragua Shipwreck

Nicaragua Orders Up Quick Justice For 13 Costa Ricans Died In Nicaragua Shipwreck

QCOSTARICA –  A Nicaragua court accepted the guilty plea by Hilaro Blandón, the owner and captain of the boat that capsized on January 23, 2016,…

Second Group Of Cuban Migrants Leave Costa Rica

Second Group Of Cuban Migrants Leave Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA | The second group of Cuban migrants left Costa Rica Thursday night, arriving in El Salvador today, en route to the United States. The…

JESUS Film team records evangelism tool in indigenous Costa Rica language

JESUS Film team records evangelism tool in indigenous Costa Rica language

QCOSTARICA via NCN News – A two person recording team from Orlando, Florida, arrived in Bribri, Costa Rica, to begin recording the JESUS film in Cabecar, the language spoken by…

Exorcism or Good Will?

Exorcism or Good Will?

QCOSTARICA | This photo has made the social media, with one caption reading, “Are they performing an exorcism to see if they can remove his…

Nicaragua Orders Up Quick Justice For 13 Costa Ricans Died In Nicaragua Shipwreck

Nicaragua Orders Up Quick Justice For 13 Costa Ricans Died In Nicaragua Shipwreck

QCOSTARICA –  A Nicaragua court accepted the guilty plea by Hilaro Blandón, the owner and captain of the boat that capsized on January 23, 2016, in Nicaragua, claiming the lives of 13 Costa Ricans. The plea to reckless homicide was accepted by Judge William Larios this Friday morning. The Fiscalia (prosecutor’s office) has called for […]…

Uber Signs Insurance Deal in Panama

Uber Signs Insurance Deal in Panama

TODAY PANAMA | While in Costa Rica taxi driver unions are blocking traffic and committing attacks that the government does nothing to repress, in Panama…

International Monetary Fund Praises Nicaragua

International Monetary Fund Praises Nicaragua

The IMF noted the positive evolution of all the country’s economic indicators, and the drastic fall in poverty, with an increase of 33% in per…

Copa Announces Third Flight To Cuba

Copa Announces Third Flight To Cuba

TODAY PANAMA | Copa Airlines will begin two weekly nonstop flights between Holguin (Cuba) and Panama City, Panama, during the second quarter of 2016. With…

Panama Airport Now With Immigration Precheck

Panama Airport Now With Immigration Precheck

TODAY PANAMA – Using a mobile application travelers arriving at Panama’s Tocumen airport can carry out security prechecks up to two weeks before arriving in…

Nicaragua To Leave Vacant Land To Spur Development

Nicaragua To Leave Vacant Land To Spur Development

TODAY NICARAGUA | Leasing plots of land in the country that are not being used could be an alternative for owners who do not have…

Nicaragua’s North Caribbean To Get New Port

Nicaragua’s North Caribbean To Get New Port

TODAY NICARAGUA | A terminal in Bilwi, Puerto Cabezas, would streamline logistics of cargo which currently comes through the ports of Limon in Costa Rica…

Nicaragua Confirms First Two Cases of the Zika Virus

Nicaragua Confirms First Two Cases of the Zika Virus

TODAY NICARAGUA | Nicaragua reports two cases of the Zika virus, two women in the capital of Managua, said First Lady and government spokeswoman, Rosario…

Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse

Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse

TODAY VENEZUELA | From the Washington Post: The only question now is whether Venezuela’s government or economy will completely collapse first. The key word there is “completely.” Both are well into their death throes. Indeed, Venezuela’s ruling party just lost congressional elections that gave the opposition a veto-proof majority, and it’s hard to see that […]…

Colombia To Invest More In Education

  TODAY COLOMBIA | Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced Thursday that his government will invest more money to allow expanded free university education once…

Baby girl becomes Colombia’s first child with two mothers

Baby girl becomes Colombia’s first child with two mothers

TODAY COLOMBIA | For the first time in Colombia’s history, a toddler was registered as the child of two women, a controversial victory for gay…

“Tequila Honor”, The Link Between Kate del Castillo and “El Chapo”

“Tequila Honor”, The Link Between Kate del Castillo and “El Chapo”

Q24N – Did Kate del Castillo want Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s money to launch her Tequila ‘Honor’ brand? The plot thickens. Several reports coming out…

Talks for Peace in Colombia Continue in Cuba

Talks for Peace in Colombia Continue in Cuba

TODAY COLOMBIA (Prensa Latina) Peace delegations of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People”s Army (FARC-EP) and the government of Juan Manuel Santos will resume talks…

The ‘Last Capo’ of Medellin

The ‘Last Capo’ of Medellin

TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia has heralded the capture of the “last great capo” of Medellin mafia the “Oficina de Envigado,” but such labels no longer…

The Rise of Online Gaming in Latin America

The Rise of Online Gaming in Latin America

  Online gaming is on the rise everywhere but industry experts are tracking Latin America as one of the fastest growing. This is the case…

Colombian Mystery Woman Tops DEA Most Wanted Following “El Chapo” Arrest

Colombian Mystery Woman Tops DEA Most Wanted Following “El Chapo” Arrest

Q24N – Following the capture of Mexico’s Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán last week, the world’s most wanted drug lord is a woman from Colombia. Almost…

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Have Taxis Have Lost The War Against Uber?

TICO BULL – An article by Carepicha Blog tells why the formal taxis (red taxis) are their worst enemy against Uber and pretty much have…

Happy New(s) Year!

Happy new(s) year to everyone. I want to thank everyone for a great 2015, thanks to you we’ve broken records in number of visits, pages…

A Police Patrol Car For Christmas!

TICO BULL – Want to see more police patrols around your house this holiday season. The Policias de Costa Rica has the answer, buy a…

Municipalities Need To Get Their Act Together

TICO BULL – The aspiring mayor of Santa Ana, Peter Guevara and brother of legislator Otto Guevara, on his Facebook page asks the question: why…

“Black Friday” The New Holiday in Costa Rica

TICO BULL – OK, please someone give ME an answer to how was it possible that Multiplaza Escazu on Friday was jam packed with shoppers.…

Funny How My Car Can Maintain Its (Tax) Value

TICO BULL – It’s funny (not in a humourous way) how my car as it gets older, its value never really goes down. I am…

An Interesting Aspect of Private Motor Vehicle Insurance in Costa Rica

QCOSTA RICA BLOGS – It is “Marchamo” time again in Costa Rica, the name for the annual vehicle Circulation Certificate required to be purchased for…

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FAKE Olive Oil is Literally Everywhere! How To Know Whether It Is Fake Or Original?

FAKE Olive Oil is Literally Everywhere! How To Know Whether It Is Fake Or Original?

Q24N – Olive oil is a part of the Mediterranean diet,…

Finding a Good Cup of Coffee in Downtown San José

Finding a Good Cup of Coffee in Downtown San José

QCOSTARICA by Michael Miller –Costa Rica is known for producing some…

Crown Royal Best Whisky In The World Only Second in Canada

Crown Royal Best Whisky In The World Only Second in Canada

Not found in Costa Rica, Lot No. 40, was named Canadian…

Costa Rica’s Culinary Recipe Books Made Available Online

Costa Rica’s Culinary Recipe Books Made Available Online

QCOSTARICA – The kitchens of families in communities across the country,…

Woman Loses Pants On Zapote (Costa Rica) Carnival Ride

Woman Loses Pants On Zapote (Costa Rica) Carnival Ride

QCOSTARICA – A carnival ride can be fun, as well as…

Why Ticos Make the Best Boyfriends

Why Ticos Make the Best Boyfriends

Q24N by Rachel Shiple (The Weeeky Crawler) Te quiero mucho…mucho, mucho,…

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‘Nos Importa Costa Rica’ Campaign Aims To Combat Cellular Phone Theft

‘Nos Importa Costa Rica’ Campaign Aims To Combat Cellular Phone Theft

QCOSTARICA | Costa Rica’s mobile operators Claro, ICE (Kolbi) and Telefonica (Movistar), together with the…

Digital Converters Will Be Cheaper

Claro Costa Rica Announces FTTx Service

Spanish Is the Third Most-Used Language On The Internet

ICE To Offer “Ultra Broadband Internet” In 60 Locations


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