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Saturday 24 June 2017

Paseo Gastronomico La Luz, An Update on San José’s Exciting Restaurant Row

TODAY COSTA RICA - Over the past few years, the city of San José has created an exciting...

Villagers Of The Jícaro Valley (Guanacaste) Literally Wore Their Ancestors

TODAY COSTA RICA - Nowadays, people cling to objects that belonged to our ancestors as a way to...

Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography used to be a hobby limited to people with the deep pockets to afford the equipment—cameras,...

Who Where The Filibusteros (Those Yankee Invaders)?

Q COSTA RICA, by Mitzi Stark. Outside of Central America few people know about the invasion of William...

The Number Two Of Things In Costa Rica

Living or visiting Costa Rica as a foreigner means not having to deal with cold and snow, you...

Interesting and Curious Facts About Costa Rica and Costa Ricans (List)

Home Delivery Fast food restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell and many others have home delivery or...

The Week Has Three Paid Holidays

Q COSTA RICA - This Semana Santa is a week with three - count them, one, two, three...

Quema de Juda (Judas Night): Scandals and Scoundrels

Q COSTA RICA – Judas Night (Quema de Judas in Spanish) is the night before Easter. For some...

Full Moon Cabalgata

Q COSTA RICA by Jack Donnelly - Costa Rican love horses, even if they live in the midst...

Alcohol and Caffeine, Two Drugs that Have Shaped Human Civilization

(Q24N) No two drugs have defined human civilization the way alcohol and caffeine have. Nature created both to kill...

People In Search of Recreation In The GAM Are Condemned To Malls

Q COSTA RICA - Guillermo Carazo, president of the Cámara Costarricense de la Construcción (Costa Rican Chamber of...

San Jose Readying Its First Park of Dogs

Q COSTA RICA - Ramps, footbridges, labyrinths and areas for socialization and recreation are part of the plans...

Sudor and Sabor, The “Carnaval” Returned To San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - Sudor and Sabor ... After 11 years of absence the "carnaval" returned to San...

12 Reasons Why You Should Never Invite Costa Ricans To Your Home

Q COSTA RICA - The Matadornetwork.com, in their list of the "12 reasons why you should not invite...

The National Theater of Costa Rica, The Nation’s Cultural Treasure

Q COSTA RICA, by Michael Miller - If you ask the average Costa Rican, what feature of San...

How Many Languages does Costa Rica Speak?

Costa Rica's official and predominant language is Spanish*. The variety spoken is Costa Rican Spanish, is a form...

The Spirit of the Season in “Chepe”

Getting into the holiday spirit in "Chepe" (San Jose). This photo is going viral on the social media in...

Christmas In San Jose Starts Friday!

COSTA RICA EXTRA – The capital city will kick off the Christmas 2016 season on Friday, December 2...

A Real, Prickly Christmas Tree In Costa Rica Can Cost US$270 Or More

Q COSTA RICA - How much would you pay for a Christmas tree? Not one of those that...

Boo! Feliz Halloween

(QCOSTARICA) Although most of the parties around town were on Friday and Saturday, today, October 31 is Halloween...

Ivette Cepeda to Celebrate Cuba’s Cultural Week in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Cuban singer Ivette Cepeda will perform in San Jose and in Puntarenas as part of the celebrations...

Total Chaos But, Free and Happy. Take a walk in the park to learn more.

For those of who are still undecided about living in Costa Rica, the next time you're in San...

Oktober BeerFest in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA)  As craft beer tourism continues to grow as one of the most popular trends, Costa Rica has...

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Feed the Monkeys

Before moving to Costa Rica, I had no idea that feeding monkeys was harmful. Or that their main diet...

My Parents and I Don’t Speak The Same Language

"If you're going to speak in English, don't speak at all," my mother hissed at me before we...

The Cartago Express Brings Weary Pilgrims Back to San José

by Michael Miller - August 2 is the official day when faithful Catholics of Costa Rica (and nearby...

Things I’ve Learned As A Latina In The U.S.

(Matadornetwork) And so it begins… I’m a Latina. Four years ago I filled my bags with what I...

The “Gringoization” Of Costa Rica Spanish

QCOSTARICA - The "Spanish of Costa Rica" is the form of the Spanish language spoken in Costa Rica....

Legislator Proposes Father’s Day Be A Legal Holiday in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - There's Mother's Day and then there's Father's Day. In Costa Rica Mother's Day is a legal...

U.S. Volunteers Teach English In Costa Rica Schools and Colleges

QCOSTARICA - About 37 young volunteers of the Peace Corps of the United States were sworn in on...

Costa Rica’s “Furry Caskets”

QLIFE - Found this post by Tica Macha of August 31, 2006 while surfing the Internet.  "Please, if...

A Typical Visit to the Farmacia Doctor in Costa Rica

QLIFE from A Dull Roar -  Here's a simple, real-life story about how part of Costa Rica's approach...

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Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

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TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

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