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Grecia is Rising to End Violence against Women

Grecia is Rising to End Violence against Women

Q COSTA RICA,  Grecia, Alajuela – The United Nations has declared Wednesday, March 8, 2017, International Women’s Day. This is a day to reflect on progress made, call for change and end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls around the world. A 2016 report, released by Costa Rica’s Social Security System […]

Costa Rica to become official stop on the WSL QS tour

Costa Rica to become official stop on the WSL QS tour

Q24N via Surfersvillage Global Surf News – Two hundred and eight of the best surfers in the world will meet in Costa Rica this October, as confirmed by the World Surf League and the country’s local event producer, Orange Wave, the country’s local event producer. Esterillos Este in the Central Pacific area of Costa Rica will be […]

U.S. Embassy San José’s Participation in Diversity March (Photos)

U.S. Embassy San José’s Participation in Diversity March (Photos)

COSTA RICA LIFE NEWS – For the second consecutive year, the U.S. Embassy San José participated in the March of Diversity, as a way of expressing commitment to equality and human rights, justice and the elimination of prejudice wherever it exists. The U.S. government works inside and outside its borders to achieve equality for lesbian, […]

Kayak Paddle Fest in Jaco This Weekend

Kayak Paddle Fest in Jaco This Weekend

Kayak Jaco will host PaddleFest 2014 on Saturday May 24th. There will be paddling events going on all morning and the event ending with the hoisting of the “blue flag” la Bandera Azul for Playa Agujas. Kayak Fishing Tournament-Sea Kayak Paddle-Ride the Tide, from Herradura to Agujas, Outrigger canoe racing, our famous BULO Races for […]

Not every country has a “Cup of Excellence”. Costa Rica does.

Not every country has a “Cup of Excellence”. Costa Rica does.

The Cup of Excellence is the most prestigious award given to a fine quality coffee. The level of scrutiny that Cup of Excellence coffees undergo is unmatched anywhere in the coffee industry. All of the Cup of Excellence award winners are cupped at least 5 times (the ‘Top 10’ are cupped again) during the 3-week […]

Feria del Café 2014

Feria del Café 2014

Some 15.000 people are expected to attend the Feria del Café de Frailes, January 17, 18 and 19, which is celebrating its 10th annual edition. The fair will kick off with the Competencia del Cafetal on Friday. On Saturday the Campeonato de Arte Latte will have experts showing off elaborate designs on the surface of […]

Palmares Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

Palmares Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

It’s been less than two weeks since the Zapote Fair, now it’s Palmares’ turn with concerts, bulls, horse parades, carnival rides, megabars and firework displays. Each year in January, Ticos make their way west to the small town of Palmares, some 35 minutes from the international airport, for the country’s most rowdy party. Palmares is […]

Escazú Set For A Day of Haunting

Escazú Set For A Day of Haunting

Everyone is invited to Escazú today, as the Municipalidad de Escazú holds its traditional “Domingo Embrujado” (Haunting Sunday). The activity will take place in the Escazú Centro beginning this morning, where all can enjoy the local crafts and foods. Sports activities are being organized by the Escazú Spots Committee, with traditional and extreme games. Other […]

Los Suenos Resort Hosts Links & Laces Golf Tour

Los Suenos Resort Hosts Links & Laces Golf Tour

Costa Rica News & Events – About a week ago I had the pleasure of going out and playing the Iguana Course located at the Marriott Los Suenos Resort & Marina located just outside of Jaco in Playa Herradura.  As I tee’d off at the gorgeous par 5 starting hole I knew I was in […]

Christmas In San José: Zapote, Tope & Carnaval

Christmas In San José: Zapote, Tope & Carnaval

Christmas in San José is party time for everyone, from the family day activities, the bulls an night bars of Zapote, the Tope (horse parade) and the Carnaval. Zapote The fun starts on Christmas day when the Festejos Populares de Zapote (http://www.fiestaszapote.com/). The annual event that runs until January 5 has something for everyone: rides […]

Annual Telethon Tonight

Annual Telethon Tonight

It’s December and time for the annual “Teletón” (Telethon), testing the solidarity in Costa Rica in raising money for good causes. The goal this year is to raise ¢700.000 million colones (US$1.4 million dollars) to benefit the Hospital de Niños (Chidlren’s Hospital) The event kicks off at 9pm, live from the BN Arena de la […]

More Than 200.000 Attended Puntarenas Air Show Sunday

More Than 200.000 Attended Puntarenas Air Show Sunday

An estimated (by Traffic Police) crowd of 200,000 gathered in Puntarenas Sunday to watch an international assortment of pilots in competition for speed and aerobatics as well as the joy of watching a two-place private jet whine by. The sun was hot but this was one of the few airshows where one can watch while […]

The Cirque du Soleil Is Coming To Costa Rica

The Cirque du Soleil Is Coming To Costa Rica

The famous Cirque du Soleil, self-described as a “dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment”, has posted Costa Rica as a destination on its website, though it does not yet specify a date. The ticket information on the website, for now, tells of the ongoing performances in Lima (Peru), a date of March 21 […]

Animal Foundation Needs Your Donations

Animal Foundation Needs Your Donations

Fundación Tierra de Animales is having a drive on Saturday 8 December 2012 and needs your help. The Foundation needs donations of dog and cat food, litter box for cats, blankets, beds for animals, shamppo and just about anything you can donate to help a dog or cat in need. Cash donations are also accepted! […]

PRIMERA CARRERA BOMBEROS 2012

PRIMERA CARRERA BOMBEROS 2012

Costa Rica’s firefighters (Bomberos) are holding their first ever race – Carrera Bomberos 2012 – on Saturday 8 December 2012. The race starts at 7:30am. The objective of the tace is to promote a culture of prevention in the framework of celebrating “Semana del Bombero 2012” (Firefighter Week 2012). The race starts and finishes at […]