Everything Simple Made Difficult, The Costa Rican Way!

RICO's TICO BULL - Costa Rica's first same-sex marriage that was set for today, Saturday, following the Corte...

What Do Good Drivers In Costa Rica Know That Most Don’t?

Driving in Costa Rica can be, is a challenge. Besides the poor and often lack of roads infrastructure,...

When Will The Transito Put An End To Street Racing (Piques)?

Rico's TICO BULL - It is midnight, one, sometimes even two in the morning, in front of my...

Sad! Costa Rica Sharks Are in Hot Soup

“President Donald Trump reportedly dined on shark fin soup during a meal in Vietnam. The dish, which is considered an expensive delicacy in...

World Cup 2018: Could Costa Rica Win It?

World Cup qualifying has ended and we now know all 32 teams who will compete at next June's...

The Truth Behind Pricesmart’s Roasted Chicken

It's hard to resist. Every time I visit Pricesmart, my (big) nose, and watering eyes head for the...

End of Real Estate…….

The Legislative Assembly, our answer to Congress, is looking favorably and closely to charging renters a 13% tax...

Something is wrong here…the con job is over!

Rico's TICO BULL - Last Saturday, I had the occasion to visit the Irazu volcano. Didn't get to...

How CSS Can Save a Little Money

Let’s face it when it comes to money Pura Vida is really good at spending it and juggling...

The U.S.A. Is Not America!

Invariably, in gatherings of Americans, Ticos and other Latins, the subject of what is America comes up. Growing...

Do You Sit In The Back Seat or Front?

Hail a cab or call an Uber in any city in the U.S. or Canada and the driver...

Time To Put A Stop To Costa Rica’s “Pura Birra” Culture

EDITORIAL - Costa Rica's Judicial System Broken. Really Broken. Once again we have proof that Costa Rica's judiciary...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo (cement scandal). In the...

What Goes up Might Keep Going up

Costa Rica, might well challenge Isaac Newton’s theory that what goes up must come down. The cost of...

Mac Jobs: The “Go No Place Jobs”

Newspapers, Internet new reports...each indicate a dire need for employers to hire residents of Costa Rica. From English...

The Poor The Hardest Hit

As one would expect the focus so far has been on those affected as well as property and...

What Is Winter Like In Costa Rica?

  While still in the Canadian north, Toronto actually, as winter nears and many start to look south for...

You Can’t Take Pictures of Public Buildings In Costa Rica?

Rico's TICO BULL - Journalist Freddy Serrano writes on social media he was verbally and physically assaulted by...

“Pop”, Major League Baseballs Made In Costa Rica

While in Toronto (Canada) this week, I got a chance to a see Blue Jays baseball game on...

The Biggest Error You Can Make If You Choose Costa Rica To Relocate

On my monthly relocation tours I always tell my clients that, "the worst here is far better than...

What impact would a category 5 have in a city like San Jose, Costa Rica?

I am a great fan (reader) of Quora. Sometimes I spend way too much time there, but a...

My “Impugnacion” (Traffic Ticket Appeal)

Of the few traffic tickets I had to pay to the Cosevi, the others were a matter of...

Costa Rica Bank Scam – Don’t Be ‘CLAVE(D)’

This is the story of my friend. I'll call him Daniel not to embarrass him, although he was...

Do The Math, How Long Does It Take To Get Your Confiscated License Plates Back?

TICO BULL - Do the math. With more than 6,000 license plates - the majority in San Jose...

As Others See Us

Q OPINION - The world is especially turbulent this month. There is a potential war in Korea and...

Beware Of ‘Quick News’; Check The Facts

WHERE I STAND. We are consuming media and news in a manner that lacks a proper sense of...

The USD…

Once again it is time to consider the US dollar as the one currency of Costa Rica. This...

Misleading Advertising Or Plain Stupidity?

Jesús Hernández wrote in to La Teja in of the misleading advertising he came across in the Masxmenoss...

Are Tourists In Costa Rica Getting Screwed Over? You Decide!

Costa Rica, characterized as a jewel for tourism, last year alone visited by more than 2 million tourists,...

Tico (Costa Rican) Road Engineering At Its Finest

TICO BULL takes you this morning Escazu, Calle Lajas in San Antonio de Escazú to be precise, where...

Whatch What You Read, Not All News Is Current News

I wasted almost 20 minutes of my time this morning chasing down a story that made the headlines...

A True Story……

It is hard not to single out the Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social, better known as the Caja...

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Is It Time To Renew Your Costa Rica Driver’s License?

If you are among the thousands of drivers whose driver's license expires in the coming months, leaving it to the last minute and the...

Protesters Claim Secular Status for Costa Rica

While thousands of demonstrators across the United States marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT...

Air Surveillance Service Made More Official Transport Flights Than Patrols

The Servicio de Vigilancia Aérea (SVA)- Air Surveillance Service - of the Ministry of Public Security made - over two years - more flights...

Mexican Governor Invokes Pancho Villa, Shakes Up Elections

"We want a true revolution in this country," mustachioed governor Javier Corral said in his office, hung with a large portrait of Villa, the...

Trump’s First Year and Latin America (Video)

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Could a New Currency Be the Solution to Argentina’s Never-Ending Inflation Problem?

Since its founding in 1935, inflation has averaged 55 percent per year. Since its issuance by the BCRA, 13 zeros have been added to...

Juan Diego Castro: The Trump Wannabe of Costa Rica

“COSTA Rica is the most beautiful place in the world,” my much-travelled friend Jamie Cox told me last summer. We were chilling out in...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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Coast Guard Continues To Provide Drinking Water To Communities Affected By Nate

In La Cruz, Guancaste, the Coast Guard continues to supply drinking water to communities affected by tropical storm Nate. In the photos provided on the...

[OP-ED] Have You Ever Heard of Fundacion de Salud Sin Fronteras?

The public health system in Costa Rica, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), has a very important purpose for those on a limited...

Venezuela Government Seizes Kimberly-Clark Plant

Labor Minister Oswaldo Vera supervised the resumption of production activities of US personal care company Kimberly-Clark in Venezuela in order to protect the employees’...

Paseo Colón Closed Today (Sunday)

Paseo Colón will be closed for most of the day today (Sunday) as the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) and it's candidate Johnny Araya, take...

Turrialba Spews Ash and Rocks

QCOSTARICA - The Turrialba volcano Monday afternoon spewed a fresh column of ash and rocks, reaching an heigh of 2.1 kilometres over the crater,...