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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,...

[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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Misleading Advertising Or Plain Stupidity?

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

My “Impugnacion” (Traffic Ticket Appeal)

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

“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,...

“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...

Panama IS NOT Part of Central America. Or Is It?

Independence Day in Costa Rica . Photo from costaricalearn.comTICO BULL by Rico – Every so often the debate...

Don’t Get Ripped Off, Watch That Exchange Rate

(updated) TICO BULL by Rico – The local currency, the Colon, can be confusing to visitors, for many...

“Territorio de Zaguates”

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

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...

A National Holiday Should Be Declared

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

My Pricesmart Index To High Prices in Costa Rica

TICO BULL (BLOG) - I didn't need the Programa Estado de la Nación (State of the Nation Program) to...

Are You A “Fofisano”?

(TICOBULL) - "Fofisano" is the Spanish term for "Dad Bod", a new male tendency growing (no pun indented)...

No Soup For You!

TICO BULL by Rico – After almost 20 years of Costa Rica, I came across the latest annoying...

[BLOG] The New License Plate As Easy as 1, 2, 3

The mandatory license plate switch over is already in its third of 10 cycles lasting three months each....

Shopping at Pricesmart in Costa Rica

TICO BULL by Rico – Often I get asked why I shop at Pricesmart. The answer is simple...

Next Time You Fly To Colombia, Head For Panama To Save $$$

TICO BULL -- Every day AVIANCA and COPA are sticking it to us to fly around Central...

San Jose 1910. A Simpler Time. (Video)

QBLOGS - The video by Costa Rica Antigua E Inedita gives a glimpse of simpler time in San...

This Is The Car With The Most Expensive 2017 Marchamo

(TICO BULL by Rico) Owning a late model or new car in Costa Rica just doesn’t pay. Sure,...

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Teatro Nacional (Costa Rica’s National Theater) Celebrates 120th Anniversary

This week the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (TNCR) - National Theater -  in downtown San Jose, on the south side of the Plaza...

Drug Traffickers Move At Least ¢800 Million A Year In The Prisons

The fact that 87% of the criminal population in the country has had contact with illegal drugs, causes traffickers to see prisons as an...

Costa Rica Tourism Big Business

Costa Rica tourism, foreign travel to the country,  generated US$4 billion dollars in income between July 2016 and June of this year. Expenditures of dollars for...

The Costa Rica Medical Marketplace

By Galya Gerstman - I often joke to outsiders that in Costa Rica, it would appear that traffic regulations are not obligatory, but merely...

Guatemala Mayor ‘Tres Kiebres’: The Art of Being ‘3 Times Broken’

(InsightCrime) The atmosphere was light, almost jovial, as Ipala's Mayor Esduin Javier turned to the next item on the agenda. The issue was what...

Christmas Arriving In November in Costa Rica: Gas Price Drop On The Way

Christmas is arriving early in Costa Rica this year, a reduction in gasoline prices that will take effect next month. On Friday, the Refinadora Costarricense...

Costa Rica Cruise Season Expectations

  For the 2017-2018 cruise ship season, the Caribbean port town of Limon expects the arrival of 240,000 tourists aboard 115 cruise ships. December 30, 2017,...

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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...

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

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...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and farms and plantations...

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