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Costa Rica’s First Lady Waiting On Results of ‘Nationality’ Exams

Costa Rica’s First Lady Waiting On Results of ‘Nationality’ Exams

Q COSTA RICA – Living in the country for the past 27 years, Costa Rica’s First Lady, Mercedes Peñas, has finally decided to apply for Costa Rican nationality. Although she has lived more than half of her life in Costa Rica, she says she has long felt a strong attachment to the country, and now […]

First Lady of the Revolution: The Henrietta Boggs Story

First Lady of the Revolution: The Henrietta Boggs Story

Q COSTA RICA  – While visiting an aunt and uncle in the exotic countryside of Costa Rica, a young Southern Belle from Alabama accepted a ride on the back of a motorcycle belonging to a charismatic local farmer. That ride would propel her into history-literally. Henrietta Boggs (b. 1918), originally from Birmingham, Alabama fell in […]

Bikini-Clad Hilary Duff in Costa Rica Tropical Getaway (Photos)

Bikini-Clad Hilary Duff in Costa Rica Tropical Getaway (Photos)

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Hilary Duff, 29,  in a s tunning in white bikini bottoms and a matching tank top tied up tight to show off her rock-hard abs, spent a sunny Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica with new beau Matthew Koma and didn’t give a sh*t about being photographed, “canoodling” as one gossip rag put […]

Güicho Pizarro: The Last Liberian Oxherd

Güicho Pizarro: The Last Liberian Oxherd

Q COSTA RICA (By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com) José Luis Villareal Villareal, known as “Güicho Pizarro,” is a species in danger of extinction. Being a bullring groundskeeper and an oxherd – even in Guanacaste – isn’t common these days in the era of Uber and pickup trucks, but while Güicho’s oxcart doesn’t go over 10 […]

If The World Leaders Were Hipsters

If The World Leaders Were Hipsters

Through the eyes of  Isreali  illustrator Amit Shimoni, we are able to see iconic leaders of our times as modern-day hipsters. “I often find myself thinking about the differences between these world’s greatest leaders, their beliefs and motivations, and our self-centered generation,” says Shimoni. “The ‘Y’ generation is constantly looking at fashion and style as […]

Ginnés Rodríguez Says Goodbye To Television News

Ginnés Rodríguez Says Goodbye To Television News

Ginnes on Wednesday publicly announced her decision to leave the Telenoticias anchor desk COSTA RICA EXTRA – The talented and beautiful Ginnés Rodríguez says goodbye to Telenoticias after more than 12 years of work for the company. Although he tendered her resignation on December 26, the decision was made public on Wednesday. The morning and […]

Albert (Alberto) Brilliott (1951 – 2016)

Albert (Alberto) Brilliott (1951 – 2016)

(By Michael Miller, QCOSTARICA) Albert Brilliott died Thursday morning (August 11, 2016).  Albert was also known as “Alberto,” and “The Sausage King,” and “The Mayor of Gringo Gulch.” Alberto, a long-time resident of Costa Rica, was a prominent figure in Downtown San José, particularly the Barrio Amon and Barrio Otoya neighborhood.  With his trademark white […]

Love Is Key To His Long Life

Love Is Key To His Long Life

QCOSTARICA – On October 10, Cecil Augustus Griffiths Ingram will be 105. From his home in La Trinidad, Limon he spoke to La Nacion of his longevity and without hesitation shared his recipe for a good and long life. Love is what has given him a long life. “The family I had all cared and […]

Christiana Figueres: A Force of Nature

Christiana Figueres: A Force of Nature

QCOSTARICA – Costa Rica’s own Christiana Figueres has been included in TIME’s “The 100 Most Influential People”. In the words of Robert Redford, actor, director and environmental advocate, Christiana is a Force for nature. “I met Christiana Figueres when I was at the U.N. speaking about the threat of climate change. I’ve been working on […]

Making A Splash In Costa Rica !

Making A Splash In Costa Rica !

Endurance athlete Elisabet Barnes running (or splashing) the Coastal Challenge, a multi-series race along Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline. The Coastal Challenge  (February 13 – February 20, 2016) 6 days 6 stages 225km (155 miles) – was set along Costa Rica’s tropical Pacific coastline but weaves at times into the Talamancas, a coastal mountain range in […]

Why Ticos Make the Best Boyfriends

Why Ticos Make the Best Boyfriends

Q24N by Rachel Shiple (The Weeeky Crawler) Te quiero mucho…mucho, mucho, mucho. I hear this every morning and night from my Tico boyfriend. I’m sure many people think that having a Tico boyfriend is a life of passion and Latin love. Don’t get me wrong, it is, but it’s also so much more than that. […]

Curious The Photo of President Solis Doing His Grocery Shopping

Curious The Photo of President Solis Doing His Grocery Shopping

“Cordial” was described President Luis Guillermo Solis while grocery shopping on Friday, according to Nayuribe Vargas, running into the President at a Los Yoses supermarket. The President took the time to speak to the people, even pose for a picture or two. “He was only accompanied one body guard and very discreetly. There were a […]

Lindsay Lohan: I Just Wanted To Start The Year With Peace and Love

Lindsay Lohan: I Just Wanted To Start The Year With Peace and Love

COSTA RICA EXTRA- Using her Instagram profile, actress and singer Lindsay Lohan, made it clear she did not consufe Costa Rica with Mexico, as published in Vanity Fair. The confusion occurred because Lohan, while vacationing in Costa Rica, posted photos of “Cabo San Lucas in Mexico”, to mislead the curious. At least that is what […]

Lindsay Lohan Shares Selfies From Costa Rica

Lindsay Lohan Shares Selfies From Costa Rica

Lindsay Lohan has welcomed 2016 with lots of sultry selfies from Costa Rica. The Mean Girls actress is vacationing in our country, for her post-Christmas break.   My third time using my #selfiestick out at sea on #selfCAREsunday with one of my best friends @courtenaysemel #girlsINfilm A photo posted by Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) on Jan […]

“Just Tell Him You’re the President”, Seinfeld Tells Obama

“Just Tell Him You’re the President”, Seinfeld Tells Obama

COSTA RICA EXTRA – President Barack Obama is legitimately funny as the first guest of the new season of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” The show, as the name suggests, revolves around Seinfeld and his comedian friends driving in classic cars and making small talk over coffee. While Obama is not […]

Lindsay Lohan and Selena Gomez Vacation in Costa Rica

Lindsay Lohan and Selena Gomez Vacation in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Costa Rica continues to be a favourite vacation spot for celebrities. Though some of the world’s most famous come and go quietly, others like the spotlight. The latest is Lindsay Lohan and Selena Gomez. The immigration service confirmed the arrival of Selena Gomez on Monday December 28, at 11:22pm, while Lindsay […]

Uber Driver Gives Important Lesson in Honesty

Uber Driver Gives Important Lesson in Honesty

QCOSTARICA – I would like share with you the story of Mitchel Castellanos, a Colombian living in Costa Rica and a Uber driver, who unwittingly has become popular on the social media for his honesty, demonstrating that there are still good people in the country and the world. Last monday, the Andres Parra family held […]

A Lady In White Makes The Hall Of Presidents

A Lady In White Makes The Hall Of Presidents

QCOSTARICA – Among the 47 portraits of former Presidents, on Tuesday the portrait of the first woman president of the Laura Chinchilla Miranda (2010-2014) was unveiled in the Hall of Presidents (Salón de Expresidentes de República), of the Legislative Assembly. Chinchilla is the first woman to have a place of honour in the country’s history. […]

Zapping: Costa Rica Proposes To Rid Itself Of Ugly People

Zapping: Costa Rica Proposes To Rid Itself Of Ugly People

TICO BULL – In his article last weekend in La Nacion’s entertainment section, Alessandro Solís Lerici, proposes that Costa Rica urgently needs a National Chamber of Beauty (Cámara Nacional de la Belleza, in Spanish). Lerici says he has had enough of enough of ugly people trolling our streets and their “disgusting form of dress”, and […]

Tales of a ‘One Pant Man’ in Cahuita, Costa Rica

Tales of a ‘One Pant Man’ in Cahuita, Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL via Examiner.com – One day of our stay in Costa Rica was set aside for a guided tour of the country’s lower Caribbean shoreline, a 50-mile stretch from Puerto Limon down to the Panamanian border called “the Calypso Coast.” Early that morning we’d set off from Costa Rica’s inland capital at San Jose, […]

Quebec Students Help Out Costa Rica Orphanage

Quebec Students Help Out Costa Rica Orphanage

QCOSTARICA – About 22 students Quebec (Canada) high school students have given some orphans in Costa Rica a better place to live. The students of École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville (ESSMY), in St. Albert, were in Costa Rica for eight days to do volunteer work in San Jose, returning home on October 9. The trip […]

Rachel McAdams On Travelling Solo: Slept With a Knife When Ttravelling Solo in Costa Rica

Rachel McAdams On Travelling Solo: Slept With a Knife When Ttravelling Solo in Costa Rica

(COSTA RICA EXTRA)  From the small town of St Thomas, Ontario, Hollywood’s latest ‘it’ girl Rachel McAdams, now 36, says she slept with a knife when she stayed in a seedy hotel while travelling solo in Costa Rica. Currently starring as hard-living cop Ani Bezzerides in the second series of True Detective, the actress went […]

Adotped At One, Reunited With His Tica Family 26 Years Later

Adotped At One, Reunited With His Tica Family 26 Years Later

  (QCOSTARICA) Picking mangoes and riding a bicycle in Guanacaste, while reuniting with his birth parents, part of Andres’ visit to Costa Rica, reuniting with his birth parents after living in Canada for the last 26 years with his adoptive parents. Born in Costa Rica, Andrés was adopted by a Montreal family at the age […]

Keylor and Andrea: The Wedding Of The Year!

Keylor and Andrea: The Wedding Of The Year!

(COSTARICA EXTRA) The wedding of the year took place Saturday, Costa Rica’s top goalkeeper Keylor Navas and former model Andrea Salas, tied the knot, again. The couple had been civilly married for the last six years, however, on Saturday they had their “Catholic Church” wedding at the Parroquia de Santa Ana, in Santa Ana, and […]

Francisca Lachapel, A Beauty Queen That Is Different

Francisca Lachapel, A Beauty Queen That Is Different

COSTA RICA EXTRA – She thinner than the average Miss. Attractive, even with thick eyebrows and noticeably mixed features. And instead of asking for “world peace” she tells a good joke and even dances reggaeton disguised as “Mela”, her alter ego, a character in real life. Francisca Antonia Lachapel (née Méndez-Montero) is a Dominican actress […]

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