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...

“They Threatened to Kill Us if Nicaragua Rises Up Again”

The Nicaraguan “civic insurrection” has spawned hundreds of political prisoners and this is the...

Tourism Board Estimates a 9% Increase in 2018-2019 Cruise Ship arrivals

The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - Costa Rican Tourism Board - estimates an...

REDAQTED

Couple Carrying More Than US$43,000 In Cash Arrest, Money Confiscated

The Policía de Fronteras (Border Police) arrested a couple on...

Court upholds annulment of ICE fine

The contentious-administrative and civil chamber of Costa Rica's treasury cassation...

Dedicated Diners swerve and bump their way toward a chef’s dream villa in Costa Rica

Dedicated diners trek to the restaurant in Villa Deevena, in...

Taxi Drivers Don’t Want To See Part-Time Ubers

Taxi drivers do not want the Law that seeks to...

Poás Volcano keeps spewing gas and ash

The Poás volcano this week continues with the release of...

Indigenous land activist shot dead in Costa Rica

Unknown attackers shot dead Sergio Rojas Ortiz, 59, a prominent indigenous leader and defender of the rights of the Bribri...

Priest denounced for abuse was arrested trying to leave the country

A Catholic priest denounced for alleged sexual abuse was arrested...

Fiscalia concludes investigation in aerial tragedy that killed 12

The Fiscalía Adjunta de Nicoya (Deputy Prosecutor's Office of Nicoya)...

American family with four children suspected of having measles

The office of the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI)...

The Incofer Will Not Increase Rates Until It Improves Train Service

With good sense, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) Costa...

blogs - opinion

A Security Portocol Was Activated For The Arrival of Keylor Navas in Costa Rica Sunday

Rico's TICO BULL - No, the photo is not of some criminal being escorted...

Driver involved in fatal crash in Cartago got his license the day before

Rico's TICO BULL - One day after having obtained his driver's license, the 24-year-old...

Luis Guillermo’s Portrait Will Take Up The Last Space On The Wall of Presidents

Rico's TICO BULL - For the president who bucked tradition by banning his hame...

No “March Forward” in Costa Rica

Rico's TICO BULL - “March forward” is a term used to remind people about...

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Illegal Drones?

Since 18 months ago, companies that use drones for commercial...

Costa Rica signs FTA with South Korea

Costa Rica became the second Central American country to enter...

Costa Rica seeks to prevent fraud in tourist services

Costa Rica joined this Friday an international campaign on social...

Dollar exchange reinforces cyclical behavior with a low in mid-March

As it occurred three months ago, the dollar exchange fell...

Driver involved in fatal crash in Cartago got his license the day before

Rico's TICO BULL - One day after having obtained his...

Costa Rica’s Church seeks forgiveness

The Catholic Church in Costa Rica on Friday asked for...

Downsizing. Costa Rica market prefers cars with small engines

Smaller engines are in. All car brands follow the trend...

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The Carrying Of The Torch of Independence!

See also: For First Time In Costa Rica’s Hisotry Torch...

General Cañas To Be Closed From 2-4 Friday Afternoon. You’ve Been Warned!

(QCOSTARICA) You have been warned. Don't say we didn't tell...

Canada’s Foreign Affairs Blocks Naming of Costa Rica Honorary Consul

OTTAWA – Canada’s foreign affairs department blocked the appointment of...

Meteorite Smashes iInto Nicaragua

TODAY NICARAGUA NEWS - Managua: A mysterious late-night blast in...

Christmas Tradition: Zapote, Tope and Carnaval On Tap in San Jose

It's Christmas Day in Costa Rica and that means Zapote,...

President Solis Granted Cuba High Distinction

QCOSTARICA (ACN) The Cuban Academy of History (Academia de la...

State Banks Offer 760 Properties At Attractive Pricing and Easy Financing

QCOSTARICA - Three state banks will be selling off about...

PriceSmart Leads The “Americanization” of Costa Rica

Rico's TICO BULL - One of the questions I am...

Retailers Usher in “Christmas Season” Confident In Sales Increase

The Christmas season has officially arrived in retail stores in...

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TODAY COSTA RICA

The presidential directive to save on travel. How is that working out?

After the criticism that sparked the number of trips abroad by the previous government,...

Pescado Frito y Imperial

A favorite at any time, but especially in the town of Puntarenas, by the...

Please, Please Drive Careful This Holiday Season.

Q HUMOUR - Please, please this December drive safely. Remember...

Common Sense Needs to Prevail

- Costa Rica, a country anxious to kiss the proverbial...

New Guide Book for Downtown San José

COSTA RICA TRAVEL - A new guide book that focuses...

LATIN AMERICA NEWS

News from around Latin America

“They Threatened to Kill Us if Nicaragua Rises Up Again”

The Nicaraguan “civic insurrection” has spawned hundreds of political prisoners and this is the...

The gardens of Quito: Urban farming in one of the world’s highest cities

Project goal: The Participatory Urban Agriculture Program (AGRUPAR) was set up by the Quito...
The fascism of the good, and the tyranny of just causes: we face this daily in Venezuela, because not only do we have to...

Red Cross asks for clarity in its role in the release of political prisoners

Checking the list of detained protesters that will be released...

Backpacker stripped naked before falling to her death in Guatemala volcano

British backpacker Catherine Shaw is believed to have stripped naked...

Best buddies? Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro tries to woo Donald Trump.

Are United States President Donald Trump and his Brazilian counterpart,...

In the La Modelo prison “there is a fury, especially against female visitors”

Dr. Carla Sequeira, director of the area of complaints area...

El Salvador’s president-elect criticizes China

(AP) — El Salvador’s president-elect said Wednesday that he has...

Tourism Board Estimates a 9% Increase in 2018-2019 Cruise Ship arrivals

The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - Costa Rican Tourism Board - estimates an...

TRAVEL - RUTA 506

Dedicated Diners swerve and bump their way toward a chef’s dream villa in Costa Rica

Dedicated diners trek to the restaurant in Villa Deevena, in Los Pargos, a tropical...

Sunsets in Costa Rica are unforgettable no matter where you go (Photos)

When you're visiting Costa Rica, you should take advantage of one of the most...

European airlines seek to expand operations in Costa Rica due to high demand

European airlines that connect Europe with Costa Rica are extremely...

Costa Rica, one of two countries in Latin America where it’s safe to drink tap water

Drinking tap water is not something that everyone is used...

Manuel Antonio Park will restrict visitor access to try to reduce pollution

The Manuel Antonio National Park will restrict staring this month...

3 Essential Things You Need to Account for Before A Long-Flight

It’s only natural that you are looking forward to your...

When can governments revoke citizenship?

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

EXPAT FOCUS

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...

Winter Driving Mistakes You Don’t Have To Worry About When Living in Costa Rica

Winter weather has the nasty habit of causing unexpected problems...

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2019 – InternationalLiving.com

“Where should you retire?” We can bet you've asked this...

If you have to work on December 25 and January 1, you will be paid double

While the central government, autonomous agencies and a number of...

The Tica Barbie!

Adriana Corrella. See more of Adriana at COSTA RICA CONFIDENTIAL.

Q MAGAZINE

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood’ – Official Teaser Trailer and Photos

Quentin Tarantino is taking some of Hollywood's biggest stars like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt...

Barbie: a 60-year-old lady with the face (and body) of a young girl!

Barbie turned 60 on Saturday but she hasn’t aged a day since she first...

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Tyler Blackburn Naked in Costa Rica

CONFIDENTIAL - American actor Tyler Blackburn is visiting Costa Rica...

Costa Rica Director Antonella Sudasassi on Her Feature Debut Screening in Berlin

Produced by Amaya Izquierdo at Costa Rica’s Betta Films, and...

Tom Brady & Gisele spent Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica

The Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen hit the beaches of...

Oscars 2019: Roma, Yalitza Aparicio

The surprise nomination of non-professional indigenous woman Yalitza Aparicio for...

At The San Jose Airport

Photos from Aeroformación de Costa Rica from the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) in...

MULTIMEDIA

Sunsets in Costa Rica are unforgettable no matter where you go (Photos)

When you're visiting Costa Rica, you should take advantage of one of the most magnificent times to head outdoors when the sun is about...

No Filter Needed IV !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. ...

No Filter Needed III !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. ...

“My” Full Lunar Eclipse Last Night (Photos)

With clear skies over most of Costa Rica, the total eclipse of the moon...

No Filter Needed II !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. ...

politics

Taxi Drivers Don’t Want To See Part-Time Ubers

Taxi drivers do not want the Law that seeks to regulate services like Uber to allow people to make "extras" after work. That was...

Costa Rica signs FTA with South Korea

Costa Rica became the second Central American country to enter a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, that will give immediate access without...

Chancellery website suffered a “cyber attack”

The official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores) suffered a "cyberattack" that forced the take down of the site...

business

Tourism Board Estimates a 9% Increase in 2018-2019 Cruise Ship arrivals

The Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) - Costa Rican Tourism Board - estimates an increase of 9.2% in cruise ship arrivals at the five...

Court upholds annulment of ICE fine

The contentious-administrative and civil chamber of Costa Rica's treasury cassation court has definitively annulled a fine of ¢2.16 billion colones fine (around US$3.5 million)...

Costa Rican Exports to China Rebound

Although exports have tripled in the last three years, mainly because of increased sales of medical equipment, sugar, ethyl alcohol, and meat, the business...

sports

A Security Portocol Was Activated For The Arrival of Keylor Navas in Costa Rica Sunday

Rico's TICO BULL - No, the photo is not of some criminal being escorted by plainclothes police through the hallways of the Juan Santamaria...

Costa Rica Planning National Surf Day For 2020

Tamarindo News - In a country that boasts some of the best surfing in the world, it’s no surprise that the government is working...

Keylor Navas Staying Put At Real Madrid, Signs New Deal

For the last few weeks, it’s been claimed that the Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas is unhappy at Real Madrid and keen to leave....

TECH

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...

TRENDS

Tips for Applicants from Costa Rica Applying To US College

Applying to schools after graduating marks a huge milestone in any young adult’s life.

Catch an Early Wave! Buy a Home in One of the World’s Best Affordable Beach Towns

Somewhere between whipping up batches of fresh (and medicinal) mint mojitos in your cramped city apartment after work and getting sunburned on exotic beaches...

HEALTH

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...

WEATHER

The Rains Finally Arrived!

The rains finally arrived in Costa Rica, breaking a killing drought and feeding the dangerously low hydroelectric reservoirs - - but it took a...

Real Attraction of Costa Rica is the Weather

One of the real attractions of Costa Rica is the weather. Throughout the country you’ll find that temperatures vary relatively little from January to...

Four Hurricanes To Affect Costa Rica For the 2013 Season

The Atlantic hurricane season is around the corner, starting on June 1. According to Costa Rica's weather institute, the  Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), at...

TECH

Cyberbullying at an all-time high: Don’t be a bystander

Never in the history of humanity has bullying been so inventive and thus destructive. Cyberbullies exploit this digital age to spread hate. They intentionally...