The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa...

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...

No Residency Required To Open Bank Account At The BCR

QCOSTARICA - One of the problems of many foreigners non-residents in Costa Rica is opening a bank account....

Nature Air Aims To Return To Operation In 15 Days, But With Fewer Flights

Nature Air is waiting for approvals from the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) to resume operations as...

Here’s What Could Happen to Costa Rica’s Malls

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Today is Saturday and good chance you'll end up at the local mall....

Walmart Opens In Guanacaste

QCR - Walmart last Friday, July 14, opened its 10th store in the country, located in the city...

‘Nobody Wants Costa Rica To Be Another Greece’, President Solis

  President Luis Guillermo Solis shakes off criticism following his Tuesday evening's television address to the nation that Costa...

Costa Rica Government Faces “Liquidity” Problems

President Luis Guillermo Solis announced Tuesday night that the government "faces liquidity difficulties to pay its obligations and...

Costa Rica Dollar Exchange Falling

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

‘Corporations Tax’ Amnesty For 90 Days

From September 1 to December 1, companies can take advantage of an amnesty to bring to date their...

Rawlings Announced Closure of Costa Rica Plant, 200 Lay Offs

(qCOSTARICA) Operating in the country since 1987, Rawlings, the manufacturer of balls for Major League Baseball (MLB) in...

What is Costa Rica’s ‘Aguinaldo’ and Who Must Pay It?

Q COSTA RICA - It's December and it's 'Aguinaldo' time, the year-end employee “holiday” bonus. For many not...

What Will Happen With The Rise In The Dollar Exchange?

The increases in the dollar exchange rate surprised many this week, who were confident that the dollar would...

Costa Rica Colon / US Dollar Exchange Rate Expectations

It is expected that under current economic conditions, the local currency will depreciate on average 3.6% against the...

Taxation Evaluating Asking The U.S. For Information On Airbnb Hosts in Costa Rica

Although Airbnb has offered to collect the sales tax for transactions made on rentals in Costa Rica through...

Dollar Exchange Rate Keeps Increasing in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - In the last couple of weeks the Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR) -...

Latam And Avianca In A Battle For The Skies

Over the past couple of decades, consolidation and bankruptcies have reshaped the airline industry in North America. Historic...

5 Costa Rican Startups to Watch Out For

Costa Rica is home to many of the world's most exciting and innovative startups. Every year, new entrepreneurs...

How Costa Rica Exporter Used Fruit to Cheat U.S. Consumers

Ricardo Rudin Mathieu ran a racket. He put labels bearing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic seal on...

Rise in the Price of the US Dollar in Costa Rica

A rebound in demand for US dollars explains the increase of just over 5.36 colones registered in the...

What Happents To Property Of Dissolved Corporations For Not Paying The ‘Corporations Tax’??

In less than two weeks, on September 1, the 'Corporations Tax', (Impuesto Personas Juridicas in Spanish) kicks in...

Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

  Thanks to a recent law reform, residential rentals in colones cannot rise above the accumulated inflation of the...

Shopping Malls Vs. Shopping Online In Costa Rica

A growing trend in online shopping is forcing mall operators in Costa Rica to rethink their business models...

Government Proposes To Charge A 15% Tax For Using Services Like Netflix

Intent on solving the country's current financial problems, the government today (Thursday) presented to legislators a new tax...

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...

Financial Planner Indicted In U.S. For Illegal “Ponzi” Could Be Forced To Forfeit Costa Rican Luxury Home

The founder of VisionQuest, a Raleigh, North Carolina, investment firm, charged with running an illegal “Ponzi” scheme 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...

The 2018 Marchamo Explained (Q&A)

This is the last week of the week for more the owners of more than 1.3 million vehicles...

Pollo Campero Will Close Its Doors In Costa Rica

Pollo Campero, with 20 years of operating in Costa Rica, will close its 11 restaurants. The announcement was...

Costa Rica Has The Most Expensive Energy in Central America

Which Country Has the Most Expensive Energy in Central America? In 2016, the average cost of 1 kWh...

Costa Rica Bonds Fall In Price After Latest Poll Of Fabricio Alvarado In The Lead

The University of Costa Rica (UCR) poll released on Tuesday revealing Fabricio Alvarado of the Restauración Nacional party...

Damages Over Nate Expected To Fuel New Increases In Food Prices

An expected lower supply of vegetables, some fruits, meats and dairy products due to damage caused by Tropical...

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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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Electoral Process in Nicaragua Advances Faultless

(Today Nicaragua) The electoral process in Nicaragua is advancing smoothly after completing the registration of the parties´ representatives to ensure the openness of the...

Colombian Coyotes Smuggled South Asian Migrants

TodayColombia - Authorities in Colombia have broken up a human smuggling ring that transported Nepalese and Bangladeshi migrants into Central America, highlighting the apparent...

QTIPS: In “Transit” At The San Jose Airport

If landing at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) international airport (SJO)  in “transit”, you can leave (exit) the airport, provided there is a minimum...

Why Digital Nomads Should Choose Costa Rica As Their Preferred Destination

If you ask a digital nomad what is her bare minimum requirement for being productive, high chances are you will get to know about...