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Gardening in Costa Rica with Steve – Gardening for Wildlife

Gardening in Costa Rica with Steve – Gardening for Wildlife

From Retire for less in Costa Rica – When we began gardening many years ago, we also started feeding wild birds at about the same…

A Costa Rican Adventure: Attacked by Monkeys

A Costa Rican Adventure: Attacked by Monkeys

After roughly three weeks in Heredia studying Spanish, I decided to take an additional two week adventure around the country. Enjoy! Study Spanish Costa Rica,…

Costa Rica Among How To Escape Tips and Sites For Working or Volunteering Abroad

Costa Rica Among How To Escape Tips and Sites For Working or Volunteering Abroad

If you dream of swapping the nine-to-five for more fulfilling work overseas, Costa Rica is among the choices of destinations and sharing websites that could…

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…



Costa Rica Drones War On The Horizon

Costa Rica Drones War On The Horizon

QCOSTARICA – A war between users of drones and the Civil Aviation (Dirección General de Aviación Civil) is about to break out any day now. A decree, published in La Gaceta on September 22, 2015, regulates the use of drones, unmanned aircraft, in Costa Rica. Although not yet in force because of the “operational directive” […]…

Telecable Plans To Bring Fibre Optics To Entire Country

Telecable Plans To Bring Fibre Optics To Entire Country

  QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica’s Telecable Economico has announced the deployment of a hybrid fibre coaxial cable network using Docsis 3.0, with connection speeds of…

Johnny Is Back In The Mayor’s Chair in San Jose. PAC The Big Loser.

Johnny Is Back In The Mayor’s Chair in San Jose. PAC The Big Loser.

QCOSTARICA – After a failed presidential bid in 2014 – remember, the guy who quit politicking after the first round vote, later saying he would…

Judicial Investigator Fired For Using ‘Company’ Vehicle To Visit a Brothel

Judicial Investigator Fired For Using ‘Company’ Vehicle To Visit a Brothel

QCOSTARICA – In a split decision, the Superior Council of the Supreme Court agreed to dismiss judicial inspector Jesús Ramírez Campos, for having used an…

Municipal Elections Day in Costa Rica

Municipal Elections Day in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – If by chance you’ve missed it, today is municipal elections days in Costa Rica. The day Costa Ricans will elect their municipal leaders:…

Costa Rica Hedges Panama in Tourist Arrivals, But Half In Income

Costa Rica Hedges Panama in Tourist Arrivals, But Half In Income

QCOSTARICA  – While Costa Rica, the leader in the region, continues hedge Panama in the number of tourist visits, receiving 2.6 million visitors in 2015,…

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…

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…

What’s Killing Howler Monkeys in Nicaragua?

What’s Killing Howler Monkeys in Nicaragua?

TODAY NICARAGUA – Something is killing howler monkeys in Nicaragua. And nobody knows what it is. Some conservationists speculate that the primates’ plight might be related to drought, food shortages or other environmental factors. But one leading primate expert thinks the monkey die-off could be an early warning sign for something far more serious: a […]…

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,…

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…

Colombia Mini Gold Rush On After Money Found Flowing Through Local Creek

Colombia Mini Gold Rush On After Money Found Flowing Through Local Creek

TODAY COLOMBIA – Residents of a town in northeast of Colombia had a field day on Sunday when the local creek surprisingly began producing a mysterious flow of peso bills. “On the first day I picked up like 300,000 pesos ($95),” Alexander Quintero told local press. “Then the next day, buried in the sand, I […]…

Venezuelan Crime Wave Forces American Expats To Hunker Down

Venezuelan Crime Wave Forces American Expats To Hunker Down

TODAY VENEZUELA – John Pate used to drive around Caracas in a bullet-proof Volkswagen. As an American expat with more than 35 years of experience…

Zika Virus: Colombia Confirms Three Deaths

Zika Virus: Colombia Confirms Three Deaths

TODAY COLOMBIA – Colombia has confirmed the first three deaths of patients infected with the Zika virus who had contracted a seemingly related disease that…

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…

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…

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[BLOG] It Is Ironic!

QCOSTARICA BLOG – There is this annual event called Super Bowl which was held in Californa,February 7, 2016. Around the world hundreds of millions of…

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…

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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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