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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Zika Virus in Costa Rica: What You Need To Know Before You Travel

Q TRAVEL - The holiday travel season is here and Costa Rica is a very popular destination for...

Eruptions Keep Poas Volcano National Park Closed To Tourists

Q COSTA RICA - The indefinite closure of the Poas Volcano National Park has impeded the inauguration of...

You can’t avoid Zika anymore. Here’s how to travel in Zika zones.

(QCOSTARICA) Avoiding Zika is no longer an option of saying "I'll just avoid places where there's Zika". According...

Costa Rica Immigration Going Paperless

Q COSTA RICA - Starting in August, travelers arriving or leaving Costa Rica by way of the Juan...

Travelers’ Tales- Who are the crazies who visit Costa Rica in the rainy season?

Q Travelers’ Tales – By Chris Clarke. Glumly, we wait to board British Airway’s direct flight to London,...

Reasons A Trip To Costa Rica Could Actually Change Your Life

Q TRAVEL This list  by Annie Daly was published on Buzzfeed in January last year, but still applies...

Southwest Airlines Announces The Launch of Daily Nonstop Service to Costa Rica.

Q TRAVEL - Southwest Airlines has announced the launch of daily nonstop service to Costa Rica. Service from Fort...

Ecuador – A Competitor to Costa Rica (Part Two)

Q TRAVEL - Ecuador vs. Costa Rica, Common problems. This is the second of two articles about Ecuador...

Five Airlines Already Include The Costa Rica Airport Tax; Four More Will Be Doing So In The Coming Months

QCOSTARICA -  American, Avianca, Copa, Delta, and Jet Blue are the five airlines currently including the "airport tax"...

Being Homeless In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL - From the Lonely Planet forum: My girlfriend and I are extremely interested in backpacking...

Here’s What Breakfast Looks Like Around Latin America

Q TRAVEL - I don't know if breakfast is really the most important meal of the day. For...

Costa Rica’s Luxury Hotel Market

Q COSTA RICA - In Costa Rica, the Cámara Costarricense de Hoteles (CCH) - Costa Rican Chamber of...

Ecuador – A Competitor to Costa Rica (Part One)

Q TRAVEL - This is the first of two articles about Ecuador through the eyes of a writer...

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Moving To Costa Rica

(HUFFPOST) “I’m thinking about moving to Costa Rica,” are words I see every day in emails, Facebook messages,...

Visiting and Travel in Costa Rica: Should You Fly Or Drive From Arenal to Manuel Antonio?

COSTA RICA TRAVEL -- A shuttle flight from Arenal to Manuel Antonio is quick, but driving allows you...

Finding Pura Vida on the Costa Rican Coast

Q TRAVEL (NYTimes.com) Early morning is the best time to be awake in Costa Rica. In the soft,...

This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba

TODAY CUBA – A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its borders to...

Road To Monteverde To Get Asphalted After A Decade Of Waiting

Q COSTA RICA - It's been more than a decade of waiting. Meanwhile, visitors to Monteverde continue to...

‘Today Costa Rica Is In Fashion in Europe and in Switzerland’: Lufthansa Regional Manager

  Q COSTA RICA - On Tuesday, May 9, the Swiss airline Edelweiss, a member of the Lufthansa Group,...

Drity Little Secrets Costa Rica Car Rental Companies Don’t Want Customers To Know

There's money to be made in the car rental business and the reason why car rental companies in...

The “Terciopelo” Is Considered The Most Dangerous Snake in Costa Rica

While scouting the jungle of Costa Rican for the perfect location for the new Discovery show “Naked and...

More Flights South!

Q TRAVEL - Latin American airline, Latam, announced three weekly flights between San Jose (SJO) and Lima, Peru...

Costa Rica’s Domestic Flights Business Growing

Q COSTA RICA  - In 2016 the number of passengers who flew from one destination to another within...

Why flight attendants avoid drinking tap water on airplanes

If you’re on an airplane and the food cart comes by — should you order any drinks? We spoke...

Iberia To Bring More Italian Tourists To Costa Rica

Q TRAVEL - Costa Rica's tourism is getting a boost from Iberia, to help bring more Italian tourists...

Costa Rica Wants More Tourists From Europe

Q TRAVEL - Setting its sights on more Italian tourists is only the beginning of Costa Rica's Tourism...

Where rain forest meets seashore: In Costa Rica, do it all without breaking the bank

It is one thing to go to the beach and watch a sea gull fly off with your...

Costa Rica Prison to Become Tourist Destination

The prison of San Lucas Island, which operated between 1873 and 1991, housing the most dangerous criminals in...

Remember When Flying Was Fun?

Q TRAVEL (By François Shalom on 02.20.2013) MONTREAL - Imagine. “Back then, your holiday started when you got...

Costa Rica Banking For Foreigners (and Visitors) Made Easy

(QCOSTARICA) The scenarios. In the first, you're in Costa Rica on vacation for say a few weeks or...

Costa Rican Seas Provide New Cures for Cancer

Experts from Costa Rica and the Spanish company PharmaMar, dedicated to marine biotechnology research, beginning in February will...

Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Costa Rica

Relocating to another country is a significant decision that should be given careful thought. When pondering about such...

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Staying Single Was A Good Business For Children of Government Pensioners

Q COSTA RICA - Staying single (not legally married) was a good business for dozens of children of government employee pensioners. Their 'single' status...

Clashes Between Uber and Taxis Continue, The Latest At The San Jose Airport

Q COSTA RICA - The clashes between formal taxi and Uber drivers continues in Costa Rica, with the latest on Tuesday night, this time...

FIA Preparations Worsen Downtown San Jose Traffic Congestion

Q COSTA RICA - If you are thinking of heading into downtown San Jose today, or for the rest of the week for that...

Belen Residents Complain Of Bad Odors Of Collapsed Landfill On San Jose Side Of The Virilla River

Q COSTA RICA - Environment and Health (Ambiente y Salud) authorities are investigating a "very serious problem" occurring over the weekend in a slope...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has...

Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy

(Q24N) By the time she saw her mother lying dead on the ground, Margarita Montserrat Salinas Murillo knew she had to take action. She was...

Stolen Police Helicopter Attacks Venezuela Top Court, Interior Ministry

TODAY VENEZUELA – A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building,...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

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

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

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

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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