Vacation Traffic Collapses Major Routes

Headed for the beach this long weekend? Better arm yourself with patience for the ride to and then the ride back. Globalvia has been cautioning...
A voracious fire this Saturday morning inLa Carpio, in La Uruca, San José, completely consumed a structure and left seven people dead: five adults...

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Policia de Transito In Action This Semana Santa (Photos)

Photos posted by the Policia de Transito on Facebook of...

Sun, Sand and Sea: Uber At The Beach

Uber Costa Rica this week announced it now offers services...

Armenian parliament established friendship group with Costa Rica

ARMENPRESS. The Armenian parliament will have an Armenia-Costa Rica friendship...

KLM Will Begin Flying To Liberia Starting October 29

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will, starting October 29, offer four...

Downpours and thunderstorms will continue through the weekend

High temperatures will continue throughout the weekend a couple of...

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Early Morning 5.0 Earthquake Shakes Up Southern Zone

An 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook the Zona Sur (Southern Zone)...

Costa Ricans Rush To Get Passports

Historically, December has proven to be one the busiest times...

Panama Murder Rate Declining

(TODAY PANAMA) Panama has seen a 19 percent drop in...

Four U.S. Tourists And Guide Dead In Rafting Accident in Quepos

Four U.S. tourists and a tour guide died on Saturday...

Colombia Cancer Institute Announces Promising New Drug For Cancer Treatment

TODAY COLOMBIA NEWS (Press Release) — Cancer Treatment Institute of...

El Salvador Rejects Measure against Cuban Embassy

The Salvadorian Coordinating Committee of Solidarity for Cuba repudiates what...

Costa Rica Colon Rose ¢10 During The Last Week

The dollar exchange rose ¢10.61 in the last week. The...

STOP. Hold Off On Paying the 2015 Marchamo

COSTA RICA NEWS  - Stop. If you haven't yet, DO...

Costa Rica Suspends Cell Coverage “Roll Out Plan”

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San José A Loveable City?

The capital city of Costa Rica has been ranked among...

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Former Peru President Shoots Himself Before Arrest

Peru's former President Alan Garcia died on Wednesday, after shooting himself as police arrived...
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Nicaraguan Bishop Silvio Baez Sent to Rome

Nicaraguan Monsignor Silvio Jose Baez, auxiliary bishop of Managua, is transferring to Rome, by...

Pompeo building up support for Maduro ouster

On a tour of four Latin American countries, United States Secretary of State Mike...

Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador withdraws asylum

Julian Assange, the Australian journalist who founded WikiLeaks, was arrested on Thursday, April 11,...

REPORTS

Bringing the border closer to home, one immersion trip at a time

This unfamiliarity can make it easy for politicians to distort what’s going on there...

Pompeo: ‘Iranian Money Remains In Latin America’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there is "no doubt" that Iran has...

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CABUYA: A laid-back Pacific beach town and a curious island of the dead

Cabuya is a small town (and an island — Isla Cabuya) on the beach just a few miles south of Playa Montezuma on the...
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In Place of Plastic, Edible Dishes

With the proposed laws banning one-time-use of plastic, the Victoria...

Meet Costa Rica’s ‘Scuba-diving’ lizard

A Costa-Rican lizard species may have evolved scuba-diving qualities allowing...

More than 11,500 families will benefit this year from housing bonds

The Government of the Carlos Alvarado is committed to providing,...

Doubts And Objections Over Ethanol

On Monday, the Recope faces a multitude of doubts and objections on its plan...

Imagine if… only if…

Imagine if... only if... the ruta 27 would be even close this 75.9 km...

TRAVEL

Tips for Ticos – Book a Serviced Apartment When Visiting the UK

When traveling to the UK from Central or South America, it’s like stepping off the plane into another dimension. Even with the Internet and...

KLM Will Begin Flying To Liberia Starting October 29

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will, starting October 29, offer four...

What Numbers Tell, and Don’t About Solo Travel By Women

Solo travel by women has grown in popularity year after...

More Women Are Travelling Solo

Recent headlines about the deadly violence inflicted on women traveling...

When can governments revoke citizenship?

The Economist - “IT’S KIND of heartbreaking to read,” said Shamima Begum in response...

How expats can maintain a healthy diet in Costa Rica

Home to beautiful beaches, low-cost and high-quality living, and wildlife in abundance, there are...

Woman Knocks On Door, Robbers Rush In

A woman knocked on the door of a house of a foreigner, expat in...

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Netflix for Easter Week: 15 Religious Themed Movies and Series

This Semana Santa (Easter Week), if you are one of those who likes religious...
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Models At War: Karina Ramos Sues Nicole Carboni For ¢135...

Costa Rica model and Miss Costa Rica 2014, Karina Ramos,...

Victoria’s Secret Angel Josephine Skriver flaunts her incredible bikini body...

Victoria's Secret Angel Josephine Skriver jetted out to Costa Rica...

Melissa Mora Will Have 16 Bodyguards On Her Wedding Day

Secure and safe is how Melissa Mora wants to feel...

Nicole Carboni

Nicole Marie Carboni Renault (better known as Nicole Carboni) is a well known model...

Male Porn Star Coming To Costa Rica: “It Does Not...

Víktor Rom, a well-known international porn star, will visit Costa...

Meet the 10 women who will compete for the Miss...

Miss Costa Rica 2019 formally began its countdown by revealing...
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Vacation Traffic Collapses Major Routes

Headed for the beach this long weekend? Better arm yourself with patience for the ride to and then the ride back. Globalvia has been cautioning...

Sun, Sand and Sea: Uber At The Beach

Uber Costa Rica this week announced it now offers services now in the Pacific coastal areas of Liberia, Nicoya, Manuel Antonio, and Jaco. Users can...

Ticos Stranded In Cancun

A group of 180 Costa Ricans are currently stranded in Cancun, Mexico, traveling from San Jose early Wednesday morning only to find that their...

“Boda Pride”, First LGBTI Community Wedding Fair in Costa Rica Will Be in July

"Boda Pride" is the LGTBI community wedding fair, which will be convened on July 26, 27 and 28, 2019 at the Centro Nacional de...

Voracious fire in La Carpio leaves seven dead: five adults and two children

A voracious fire this Saturday morning inLa Carpio, in La Uruca, San José, completely consumed a structure and left seven people dead: five adults...

BUSINESS

San Jose Airport Will Have The First Private Flight Terminal In Costa Rica

The San Jose airport (Juan Santamaria International airport - SJO) will soon have a terminal exclusive for private flights, announced airport manager Aeris Holdings,...

Panama, A Market for Costa Rica

For Costa Rican businessmen, the neighboring country is a very important market, since it is dedicated to logistics, trade and financial intermediation, and demands...

High Gas Prices Return: RECOPE Looking For A ¢73 Hike

The State refinery, Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope), requested on Friday, April 12, approval for a gasoline price hike that, if approved, would take...

inDriver, the transport app that will allow customers to negotiate the price of the trip

With some 20 million users in 200 cities in 18 countries, inDriver is going up against Uber in Costa Rica, initially in the greater...

Costa Rica’s New Model in Housing

Horizontal development will mark the residential trend this year in Alajuela and Cartago, while Heredia and San José will maintain a combinan of horizontal...

POLITICS

Armenian parliament established friendship group with Costa Rica

ARMENPRESS. The Armenian parliament will have an Armenia-Costa Rica friendship group as the foreign relations committee approved the initiative at a April 15 session. "The...

Immigration Fine For Over Stay Postponed Another 12 Months

The US$100 that must be charged to foreigners who overstay their visitor status when they leave the country will be postponed for another 12...

Costa Ricans Have The Right to Choose Uber or Taxis

Costa Ricans have the right to choose the transport service to use, whether it be Uber, any other ride app or taxis, stated Juan...

Recope’s Plan For Ethanol Nixed

The central government announced this Tuesday morning the suspension until further notice the plan by the State refinery to replace super gasoline with an...

In Costa Rica, 51 out of every 100 liters of water does not reach the consumer

Some 115,000 people, half of them living in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), are affected by water rationing in the first months of 2019,...

TECH

Online vs. Offline What is Better for Your Company?

If you have a business, it’s important to consider whether operating online versus offline is better for you. Depending on which you decide on,...

Facebook blames a server configuration change for yesterday’s outage

March 14, 2019 will be a day that will be remembered what it was like to live without Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp whenthey...

Which are the favorite Cell Phone brands in Costa Rica and Central America?

Although Samsung and Apple mobile phones represent more than half of the devices used in the region's markets, there is an upward trend in...

How Often You Should Restart Your Phone

For many of us, we can't do without our smartphones. It affects the way we work, interact with our friends, even family, and how...

Is Your Business Website Outdated?

If you feel your business website is outdated, you’re not alone. With 81% of the population thinking the same, it’s important that you have...

HEALTH

Health confirms two more cases of measles in American family in Cobano

The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) confirmed Friday afternoon two more cases of measles of a family of Americans living in the country,...

The Morning After Pill Could Be Available In Costa Rica In The Coming Days

The morning after pill or as emergency contraceptive could be on sale in Costa Rica and available to the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social...

Immigration Asked To Consider Vaccination When Approving Residency of Foreigners in Costa Rica

The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) says it is in talks with the Dirección General de Migración y Extranjeria (DGME) - immigration service...

American family with four children suspected of having measles

The office of the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) - Costa Rica's child welfare service - in Cóbano, Puntarenas, says it will intervene...

A Dangerous Practice, Not Storing Water Safely

The extremely dry season has meant 'controlled water cuts' throughout the country, a situation causing people to store water in receptacles for the time...

TRAVEL

Tips for Ticos – Book a Serviced Apartment When Visiting the UK

When traveling to the UK from Central or South America, it’s like stepping off the plane into another dimension. Even with the Internet and...

KLM Will Begin Flying To Liberia Starting October 29

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will, starting October 29, offer four weekly flights connecting Amsterdam with the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste. The...

What Numbers Tell, and Don’t About Solo Travel By Women

Solo travel by women has grown in popularity year after year, but there are no clear data on the scale of violence against female...

More Women Are Travelling Solo

Recent headlines about the deadly violence inflicted on women traveling alone have raised questions about how the world is greeting the documented rise in...

What Are the Most Cost Effective Travel Destinations to Visit?

To be able to travel is one of the most exciting things we can do during a lifetime. The ability to explore the world,...

PURA VIDA

CABUYA: A laid-back Pacific beach town and a curious island of the dead

Cabuya is a small town (and an island — Isla Cabuya) on the beach just a few miles south of Playa Montezuma on the...

In Place of Plastic, Edible Dishes

With the proposed laws banning one-time-use of plastic, the Victoria Cone company- Fábrica de Conos Victoria - is putting out edible dishes! They are...

Meet Costa Rica’s ‘Scuba-diving’ lizard

A Costa-Rican lizard species may have evolved scuba-diving qualities allowing it to stay underwater for 16 minutes, according to faculty at Binghamton University, State...

More than 11,500 families will benefit this year from housing bonds

The Government of the Carlos Alvarado is committed to providing, through the funds administered by the Banco Hipotecario de la Vivienda (BANHVI) - Housing...

My Photos Confirm Severe Drought In La Sabana Lake

The Icoder, the government agency that administers the La Sabana park, explains that this lake is supplied with rainwater, the reason why it is...

WORLD

Bringing the border closer to home, one immersion trip at a time

This unfamiliarity can make it easy for politicians to distort what’s going on there and hard for immigration advocates and social movements to muster...

Pompeo: ‘Iranian Money Remains In Latin America’

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says there is "no doubt" that Iran has a financial presence in Latin America and that Tehran remains...

Migrants’ stories: Why they flee

Massive influxes of Central American families seeking asylum in the United States are overwhelming U.S. immigration facilities. The crisis along the U.S. southern border led...

No More US Financial Aid for Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador

United States President Donald Trump has ordered to suspend financial assistance to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) said. The...

The Danger of Replacing Chavismo with Chavismo Light

The fascism of the good, and the tyranny of just causes: we face this daily in Venezuela, because not only do we have to...