It’s Vacation Time (In Costa Rica)

It’s vacation time in Costa Rica. Archive photo. Empty streets, no line at the banks and supermarkets a breeze...

Hacienda (Taxman) Ups Again “Tax Value” On Vehicles

  In an attempt of a cash grab, the Ministerio de Hacienda (Tax Department) seems to be up to...

My Cuba Visit is Over, The Q Is Back!

I am back from my visit to Cuba and will be updating QCostarica.com in full starting today. Cuba is...

Why There is No Q This Week. Well Kind Of.

Dear readers of the Q, I am currently in Cuba, where Internet connection is limited. Wi-Fi (weefee as...

“Stop Calling Luis Guillermo Solis An Idiot”, Letter On Facebook Urges Costa Ricans To Look In The Mirror First

  Letter on Faecbook urges people to stop calling President Luis Guillermo Solis an idiot and to look in...

The “Americanization of Costa Rica” Spills To The Family Courts

  Family Court judges order exaggerated amounts in support payments. TICO BULL – One of the more frequent complaints I...

San Jose 1910. A Simpler Time. (Video)

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

Uber Actually Makes Public Transit Better, But Mostly for the Rich

QCOSTARICA -While in Costa Rica the debate over the legality (or illegality) of Uber continues, an article in...

[BLOG] Costa Rica Has Changed, But More The Type of Foreigners That Are Here Now

TICO BULL - For those of us who have been in Costa Rica for a long time, almost...

[BLOG] I Have The Solution To Reducing Accidents At Train Crossings

TICO BULL - I believe I have the solution to ending, or at least reducing, the number of...

[BLOG] Universal Basic Income For Costa Rica?

(TICO BULL) Could it work in Costa Rica, universal basic income, to reduce poverty? The general concept of basic...

Why Ticos Are Called Ticos

TICO BULL - What is "Tico"? is a great article by Jennifer Rich on Ticolingo.com, about the origin...
A taxi driver holds a sign which reads "No Uber, out", during a protest against car-sharing service Uber.

Costa Rica Taxi Drivers Could Take A Lesson

TICO BULL - Costa Rica taxi drivers could take a lesson from their counterparts in Toronto, who facing...

Have Taxis Have Lost The War Against Uber?

TICO BULL - An article by Carepicha Blog tells why the formal taxis (red taxis) are their worst...

Happy New(s) Year!

Happy new(s) year to everyone. I want to thank everyone for a great 2015, thanks to you we've...

A Police Patrol Car For Christmas!

TICO BULL - Want to see more police patrols around your house this holiday season. The Policias de...

Municipalities Need To Get Their Act Together

TICO BULL - The aspiring mayor of Santa Ana, Peter Guevara and brother of legislator Otto Guevara, on...

“Black Friday” The New Holiday in Costa Rica

TICO BULL - OK, please someone give ME an answer to how was it possible that Multiplaza Escazu...

Funny How My Car Can Maintain Its (Tax) Value

TICO BULL - It's funny (not in a humourous way) how my car as it gets older, its...

Is Costa Rica’s Bottled Water Only Tap Water?

TICO BULL - On Friday, the Pepsi corporation admitted that its Aquafina bottled water is not purified water...

Bridge Making Machine Could Be THE ANSWER To Costa Rica’s Bridge Problems

TICO BULL - I hope this video reaches someone with common sense at the MOPT, the ministry the...

Please Explain?!

QCOSTARICA - A very frustrating situation from our of readers. I am: ALAN JAMES SEAMAN  (email, cedula and phone...

Costa Rica’s Postal Codes. Yes, The Country Has A Postal Code System. Believe Me, It Does.

TICO BULL - Have you ever found yourself filling out an online form with your Costa Rica address,...

Never As Bad As This!

TICO BULL - This is 'Tico Culture' at its finest, the conversion of the fountain clock on Avenida Central,...

TICO BULL - The other day I am sitting around with a group of friends, talking about life...

OPINION: It’s Just Wrong To Blame The Woman

TICOBULL - In the last couple of days the social has been buzzing with the news of a...

Track Any Flight, Any Time, Anywhere, in Real Time

On my third day without television (or cable internet connection) I started getting creative about my time. Strangely...

Solis Wants To Solve The Middle East Conflict

TICO BULL - Giving up on fixing the problems in Ticolandia, Luis Guillermo Solis is on a new...

Uber Fails Gringa

  TICOBULL - While surfing the internet came across this article on the Costa Rican Bargain Hunter by Dolores...

What Time Is It? It’s Tico Time!

TICO BULL - Ha, (Ja in Spanish, not to be confused with Ya, which has totally different meaning)...

Some Of The Most Absurd Things About Modern Life!

This question was posed on Quora, one of my all time favourite websites, where you get to read...

Costa Rica is a Hurricane-free Zone

TICO BULL - To all my friends and family up north, I am fine. In Costa Rica we...

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