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The Papagayo Peninsula's First New Residential Development In Over A Decade, The Eco-Chic Four Seasons Private Residences Prieta...

Costa Rican Coffee Exports Surge

Costa Rican coffee exports rose nearly 53% in November to reach 34,024 60-kg bags compared to the same...

Why Income Taxes Are Immoral

Nearly 2,500 years ago, Plato argued that poets, “with their words and phrases” were too dangerous and could...

Costa Rica Dollar Exchange Falling

In the last three months, the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar against the national currency, the Colón,...

Wages In Costa Rica Rose 1.9%, Study Reveals

The Sistema Empresarial de Información Salarial (Salary Information Business System) survey reveals salaries in Costa Rica increased, on...

Medical Device Companies Give Life To A New Consortium In Costa Rica

It is estimated that this year the exports of medical devices - mainly industrial export from Costa Rica...

Hacienda (Taxation) Confirms Internet Purchases Of Up To US$500 Are Tax Exempt

The Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance) confirmed, through a statement issued today (November 23, 2017), that any...

Costa Rica Strong Increase in the Financial Deficit

The financial deficit up to October 2017 reached 4.6% of GDP, above the 3.9% registered in October 2016,...

Three Families Receive A Quarter Of Government Spending On Rent

Five corporations (Sociedades Anominas or S.A.s'), controlled by three families, receive 24% of the ¢1.589 billion colones that...

A Government Job In Costa Rica Is Better Than Winning The Lottery

It is said, getting a government job in Costa Rica better than winning the lottery. And here's why. A...

FAC Expands Online Card-Processing Services

Payments technology company First Atlantic Commerce  (FAC)  has expanded its online card-processing services across Central America. The Bermudian-based payment...

Why Are Cell Phones So Expensive In Costa Rica?

The price of a smartphone in Costa Rica can be up to double, sometimes more, of its price...

Tax Avoidance Is A Booming Industry

The so-called Paradise Papers may sound familiar – leaked documents from a law firm that specialises in offshore...

Aresep Inspections Ensure Quantity And Quality of Gasoline Dispensed

The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos (ARESEP) - Regulatory Authority of Public Services - often comes under...

Costa Rica Slow Down in Dollar Loans

As of September of this year, the bank loan portfolio granted to the private sector registered a 5%...

Government Proposes To Charge 4% VAT Tax On Airline Tickets, Books and Machinery

Expected today, Thursday, is the government's final draft of its tax reform that establishes two Value Added Tax (VAT)...
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Autoparts in Central America: A $1 Billion Market

Figures from the information system 'Market for Spare Parts for Vehicles in Central America', prepared by the Business...

Sysco Takes Complete Control of Costa Rica’s Mayca

Sysco, the leading global foodservice distribution company, announced that it has acquired the remaining 50% of Costa Rica's...

Costa Rica Still In The 4G Slow lane

Costa Rica continues losing competitiveness because of its internet services, with average speeds reported of just 6.9 Mbps...

Costa Rica Enters World Competition For Investments In Tourism

Costa Rica officially enters the world competition for the attraction of investment in tourism, holding a specialized meeting...

Government Decides To Propose A 13% VAT

Being more feasible to obtain the 29 votes needed in Congress, the Government decided to propose transforming the...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Grows 23%

The number of cards in circulation in the country grew by 9% between July 2016 and July this...

Costa Rica: End of Moratorium on Pineapple Cultivation

The 90-day closed season on pineapple crops in the northern part of the country ended on October 25,...

Uber From Taxis To Food Delivery

Uber is diversifying its services in Costa Rica to food delivery on demand (comida express in Spanish), moving...

Costa Rica Losses in the Agricultural Sector

84,000 hectares of crops were flooded and 67,000 kilos of trout and tilapia, 24,000 hens and about 7,000...

Who Are The Richest Men in Central America and Why

As is usual every year, Forbes magazine has released its list of richest people in the world, including...

Full Time and Temporary Jobs Up For Grabs

Looking for work or a better job or career? Ekono is holding four job fairs that started Thursday (October...

Pacheco Coto Shakes Up Legal Industry With EY Merger

EY (formerly Ernst & Young), one of the largest professional services firms in the world, will absorb prominent...

Costa Rica Effective Dollar Rate Goes Up

The effective rate in dollars went up to 2.13% from 2.01% last week, while the passive basic rate...

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...

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...

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...

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Panama Moves Closer To Rail Link With Costa Rica

Panama moved a step closer to building a rail link to the Costa Rican border on Thursday, December 7 with the signing of an...

Escazu Jewlery Store Thieves Had Mocked Police in Canada and Mexico

Four Mexicans, linked to the assault on two jewelry stores in Escazu, were arrested Wednesday when they tried to leave the country, three detained...

The Impact of Costa Rica’s Business Tourism

The 60 conventions planned for the next five years in Costa Rica will bring together more than 32,000 people and have an economic impact...

The Cost Keeping Secreet Information About Public Works

In Costa Rica, the central government and its agencies often keep secret files and detials of contracts for public works. Although the practice has...

Costa Rica Paves the Way for Climate-Smart Agriculture

In Costa Rica, using isotopic techniques scientists have found that applying fertilizer on the leaves of pineapple plants is much more efficient than spreading...

Picnic in paradise? Don’t mind if we do.

The Papagayo Peninsula's First New Residential Development In Over A Decade, The Eco-Chic Four Seasons Private Residences Prieta Bay Collection Is Part Of The...

Panama On The EU Black List

After two years of negotiations the European Union has reached a consensus and defined a list of 17 nations considered to be “tax havens”,...

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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...

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...

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...

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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