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Tuesday 27 June 2017

Is Scotiabank de Costa Rica S.A. on the verge of collapse?

Q OPINION (Letter to the editor by Peter White) On December 30 2016 Costa Rica Star reported that...

La Carpio May Be Costa Rica’s Worst Ghetto

COSTA RICA JOURNAL - Very few expats living in Costa Rica have ever heard of La Carpio.  Even...

[BLOG] Costa Rica’s Postal (Zip) Codes

TICO BULL - I thought to post a list of Costa Rica's postal code, no you didn't read...

Waiting for Godot In Costa Rica: A Lot of Talk, A Lot of Expectation

Q OPINION - Waiting for Godot is a French play translated into English and authored by Samuel Beckett....

Why It Took So Long To Finish?

A few months ago the idea began to take form in my head for a complete redesign and...

A National Holiday Should Be Declared

Rico's TICO BULL - I was in Pricesmart yesterday (Wednesday). On the big tv screens was the noon...

And Who……?

Q OPINION - Now that we finally have a law which protects animals, especially important to locals who...

Otton Solis: The Man Who Would Be President, Thrice Removed

TICO BULL – If one can’t be president directly, legislators in Ticolandia, at least, can aspire to be...

Only Twenty-one Year Olds to Drive in Pura Vida?

Q OPINION - The Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT), the keeper of our roadways, is being...

Why Is The Caja Always Broke?

(qCOSTARICA BLOGS) The CAJA, or Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, as it is more correctly and formally referred...

Ebola: Liberia, Costa Rica and Liberia, Africa Are A LONG Way From Each Other!

TICO BULL - I can see the confusion, especially from the "geographically challenged" concerned about Ebola in...

Ad Honorarium, Say What?

Q OPINION - “An honorarium is an ex gratia payment (i.e., a payment made without the giver recognizing...

Promoter Scams In Costa Rica

Q BLOGS - Once again, Costa Ricans have been scammed by an unscrupulous promoter/travel agent, leaving 150 Costa...

Closings in Barrio Amon and Barrio Otoya (San Jose)

(QCOSTARICA) By Michael Miller - In the past few months, a surprising number of establishments in San José's...

The Absense of Tort (Damages for Negligence) Law In Costa Rica’s Civil Law System

Although there exists the legal concept of Moral Damages (Daños Morales) in Costa Rica's Civil Law System, which...

“Sugar Babies”, A Trend Sweeing North America Always Been A Way of Life in Costa Rica

TICO BULL - While reading several articles about the phenomenon that is sweeping the United States and Canada,...

Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser: A Car You Should Drive Before You Die

Ready to go anwyhere, rain or shine, My FJ40 Landcruiser, 1975 RICO’s JOURNAL – The original Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser,...

The Demise of Gringo Gulch

LIVE IN COSTA RICA  - With the closing of Joe B’s Bar and the recent death of Bobby...

The Most Dangerous Roads In Costa Rica

(TICO BULL) A Youtube video by The Talko  listing the 10 most dangerous roads in the world inspired...

What The F**k Happened To The Sabana Lake?

An aerial view of the La Sabana lakeTICO BULL by Rico – Any who has spent any time...

Are We Going To Have Cuban Style Neighbour Watching Against Illegal Maids?

TICO BULL - I see the plan to fine employers who hire "empleadas" illegal in the country as...

How The Trump Era Will Affect Life in Costa Rica

QBLOGS / Donald Trump has and continues to make bold statements regarding “Making America First”, with the primary...

Paseo Gastronomico la Luz; Downtown’s Restaurant Row

QCOSTARICA - In the last few years, the city of San José has been creating a “restaurant row”...

[BLOG] Expats Working in Costa rica

As with most countries, Costa Rica has a number of protectionist oriented laws to provide employment opportunities as...

Two Very Different “Gringo Gulches” in Costa Rica

A lot of the nightlife in San José, capital of Costa Rica, takes place in a section of...

Who Runs This Country Called Costa Rica?

(QCOSTARICA BLOGS) Here we are in the second period of the Solís administration and other than a lot...

Yes, It Is Safe To Drink Tap Water in Costa!

TICO BULL - You need drinking water no matter where you go, but not all parts of the...

Always Check Supermarket Prices While in Costa Rica

TICO BULL - We all want to trust our favourite supermarket, trust them with giving us the lowest...

English Common Law Versus Roman (Napoleonic) Civil Law; What Are The Differences?

(QCOSTARICA BLOG) Most readers will understand that Costa Rica has a Roman (Napoleonic) Civil Law System, as its...

Dias de Los Diablitos (Days of the Little Devils)

QCOSTARICA - If you have spent any time in Costa Rica, you have probably seen the brightly-painted balsa...

“Territorio de Zaguates”

(TICO BULL) San Jose, Costa Rica - This from Costaricabargainhunter.com, an experience you will never forget. Imagine taking...

Are gringos nothing more than ATM machines for ticas?

In most cases the answer is, yes. Most gringos who come to Costa Rica end up getting involved...

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Q COSTA RICA - San Jose was filled with color this Sunday to celebrate sexual diversity and demand equal rights for the Lesbian, Gay,...

“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that...

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Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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