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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...

Costa Rica Against Money Laundering, Terrorist Funding

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica has launched a national campaign against money laundering and terrorist financing, that includes actions in...

Protester Blockades Indirect Cause of Fatal Accident

(QCOSTARICA) The protest by hundreds of porteadores (informal taxis) on Wednesday impeded an ambulance rushing a seriously injured...

Go to jail for uttering obscenities to women in Costa Rica

Piropos are flirtatious remarks or comments men often say to women as they walk down the street in...

Retirees Beware: Coche Bomba (Car Bomb) Will Soon Explode in Zapote’s Bull Ring!

COSTA RICA LIVING - Judging by the title of this blog one would think that we have terrorism...

The Demise of Gringo Gulch

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

Drivers Can Legally Run Red Lights and Run Over Dead People in Costa Rica

Don’t take the title of this article too seriously but there is some truth to it. According to Article...

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...

Careful of the lottery in Costa Rica

When one hears the word lottery (lotería in Spanish) mentioned, the first thing that usually comes to mind...

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...

[BLOG] Laura Chinchilla is three months pregnant by political foe

If you retire in Costa Rica understanding the people’s humor is an importing part of adapting to the...

[BLOG] Monchocleteada in San Ramón

What is a Monchocleteada? Moncho is the nickname for Ramón in Spanish and also the city of San...

Retirees can have shoes repaired affordably in Costa Rica

Retirees on a tight budget can save money by having their old shoes repaired rather than buying new...

[BLOG] Encelulado in Costa Rica

After reading the title you are probably asking, “What does encelulado mean in English.” The closest translation I...

[BLOG] What is Costa Rica’s Greatest Natural Resource?

The word natural resource is usually defined as a material source of wealth, such as timber, fresh water,...

[BLOG] What in the heck is the Farándula?

If you listen to the news in Spanish or know enough Spanish to read the Diario Extra you may have...

[BLOG] My Tale of the FJ Cruiser

By Christopher Howard - I moved to Costa Rica in 1980 and never owned an automobile until 1997....

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Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

Shrimp Conflict Between Mexico and Honduras Continues

It has been four months since Mexican authorities blocked shrimp imports from Honduras, with no solution in sight in the short term. Alleging the presence...

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: The Next Tulum

(Nytimes.com) As Tulum has become overrun with Los Angelenos and New Yorkers trying to recreate the cultures of their own hometowns in a more...

Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on...

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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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Iron Maiden Touches Down Tuesday In Costa Rica

COSTA RICA EXTRA - Iron Maiden, the English heavy metal band, will be Costa Rica Tuesday night (March 8, 2016) for their The Book...

La Republica Falls Victim To Marketing Company Prank

QCOSTARICA - Media fails on April Fools' is not uncommon. On the day of jokes and hijinks the streamline news media, is not immune...

BREAKING: 7.2 Quake Rocks El Salvador

BREAKING NEWS: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake at 12:43pm November 24 (18:43:53 UTC) hit El Salvador, in the Pacific ocean, the epicentre 153 kilometres from...

U.S. Embassy San José Auction Sale of Government Property

From September 21, at 08:00 A.M. and to September 28, at 04:30 P.M COSTA RICA NEWS -- How to participate: You can register/create a user’s...

7 Ways to Spend as Much Money as Possible in Costa Rica

LIGHTER SIDE OF COSTA RICA - Here some humour from Costa Rica Bargain Hunter,  "7 Ways to Spend as Much Money as Possible". Stick by...