Protesting Against Unpaved Roads in Southern Nicoya Peninsula

(QCOSTARICA) Thousands of locals and expats are protesting against the unpaved roads in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of...

40 Volcanos Are Erupting Right Now, Including Two In Our Front Yard

(QCOSTARICA) JOURNAL - You may not have noticed, but our planet is becoming increasingly unstable.  According to Volcano...

Costa Rica Limps To Attend Its Seniors

QCOSTARICA - While Costa Rica's over 65 population grows in numbers, the State limps to provide attention. In 2000,...

Turrialba Spewed Lava Rock, Magmatic Levels Are Rising: RSN

QCOSTARICA - Scientists at the Red Sismológica Nacional (UCR-ICE) - National Seismological Network - found "indisputable" evidence of...

Turrialba Volcano Is Preparing For A Major Eruption, Says Geologist

QCOSTARICA - The recent expulsion of gases, ash and rocks by the Turrialba volcano are signs that...

Costa Rica Developed VASIMR Rocket Could Send Humans To Mars In Just 39 Days

A new type of rocket that could send humans to Mars in less than six weeks instead of...

Turrialba Volcano Spews Incandescent Rocks, Gases and Ash In Early Morning Eruption

QCOSTARICA - It was 2:05am this morning (Tuesday) when the Turrialba volcano erupted again, expelling incandescent rocks, gases...

Turrialba Volcano Eruption on April 5, 2015 (Video)

Turrialba volcano eruption on April 5, 2015. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LZmbdDn3G0]

Fear and Shame Torment 86,000 Illiterates In The Country

QCOSTARICA - For most people reading a sign or leaflet is simple and routine, but for some 86.000...

Slide Inside Slope of Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA - The Turrialba volcano recorded on Saturday a new slide in the inside slope, on the west wall,...

Turrialba Volcano Resumes Activity Of Expulsion of Gases and Steam

BREAKING NEWS (6:23AM) - After more than a week of little external activity, the Turrialba volcano resumed its...

National Emergency Commission Activates Contingency Plan In Event Of Turrialba Volcano Eruption

QCOSTARICA - The National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) has activated a contingency plan in...

Team Of Experts Documented Activity From The Mouth of the Crater Of The Turrialba Volcano

QCOSTARICA - A team from the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de...

Falling Ash? Costa Rica Has Lived Through It Before: The 1963-65 Eruption of Irazú Volcano

QCOSTARICA - On March 13, 1963, the Irazú volcano gave Costa Ricans a big surprise. The ash fall...

Seismological Network Predicts A Magma Eruption of Low Magnitude But Of Great Economic Impact

QCOSTARICA - The behavior of the Turrialba volcano this past week is the trigger of a magmatic eruption...

First Flight Out of San José Friday Kicks Up Dust!

QCOSTARICA - The first airplane to leave the San José airport, the Iberia flight 6314 headed for Madrid,...

San José Airport Back To “Normal Operations”

QCOSTARICA - 3:23 pm - It was at 2:30pm Friday when officials at the Juan Santamaría international airport...

San José Airport “Temporarily” Open

QCOSTARICA - 12:37 pm -  The San Jose airport manager Aeris, announced minutes before noon the "temporary" reopening...

San José Airport CONTINUES CLOSED

QCOSTARICA - 8:23am - The Juan Santamaria (SJO) airport continues closed this morning, the airport manager, Aeris, saying...

Ash From Turrialba Volcano Reached Orotina

QCOSTARICA - The ash from the Turrialba volcano following a series of eruptions on Thursday reached as far...

San José Airport Closure Extended to 8:00am Friday

QCOSTARICA - 9:34 pm -The closure of the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) will continue until 8:00 am...

Ash Forces Total Closure of San Jose Airports

QCOSTARICA - 5:23 pm - Air Surveillance (Vigilancia Aérea) reports a number of flights cancelled or delayed due...

Turrialba Registers Third Eruption Today!

UPDATE: 4:11 PM - The Turrialba continues its activity, with a four eruption, the largest since 1996, at...

The Most Miserable Countries In The World. Where Does Costa Rica Stand?

QCCOSTARICA - A report by the Cato Institute reveals that Honduras and Costa Rica are the countries with...

13 Year Old Divides Her Time Between Being A Full Time Student And Mother

QCOSTARICA - At 13 years of age, María Fernanda divides her time between being a full time student...

Sex Tourism In Costa Rica Attracts More and More Younger Men

COSTA RICA JOURNAL (By Tim Rogers)  - Costa Rica’s sex tourism industry used to be the exclusive province...

La Carpio May Be Costa Rica’s Worst Ghetto

COSTA RICA JOURNAL - Very few expats living in Costa Rica have ever heard of La Carpio.  Even...

Costa Rica’s Quakers dodged US draft, now face perils of changing world

QCOSTARICA JOURNAL - MONTEVERDE, Costa Rica — Marvin Rockwell is a man full of stories. Originally from Fairhope,...

Drought Forces Costa Rica Households To Incur Extra Expenses

QCOSTARICA - The driest months of the year forces many families in Costa Rica to incur additional expenses,...

The Legend of Malacrianza: Costa Rica’s Badass, Killer Toro

COSTA RICA JOURNAL  (SBNation) Last year,  SBNation did a story on Costa Rica's most celebrated and revered badass...

LATEST

Ziad Akl To Remain In Immigration Custody Pending Deportation

Ziad Akl, brother of Elias Akl, the Canadian-Lebanese national murdered last May 15, in front of a school in Escazú, remains in the custody...

ICE Prepared For Electric Vehicles

In front of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) main building in La Sabana. Read more on electric vehicles in Costa Rica

Chinese Railroad in Panama?

A rail line connecting Panama City and David is the first of several joint infrastructure projects to be studied, as part of a cooperation...

Slim’s Flagship Telecom Shudders Into Biggest Loss In 16 Years

Mexico's America Movil, the crown jewel of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s empire, better known as "Claro", with extensive operations in Costa Rican and Central...

Presidential Candidates “Light” On Economic Plans

With only weeks to go for the second round of Costa Rica's presidential election on April 1, little has emerged on the economic plans...

A Week In Paradise: Women Escape The Cold With A Fitness-focused Trip to Costa Rica

(Dl-oline.com) Pura Vida: a Spanish expression meaning "pure life" that can be used as a greeting, farewell, or way to say "thank you;" a...

Nicaragua Shelves Canal, Promises Port

Of late there has been little or nothing about the Interoceanic Canada project or Grand Canal in Nicaragua, as the Ministry of Transportation and...

TRENDING / POPULAR

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...

RANDOM

How the language you speak changes your view of the world

COSTA RICA EXTRA - Been putting off learning Spanish (or any other language)? Here's an incentive to start today. According to an article written...

Costa Rica To Open Temporary Border Post in La Tablillas

COSTA RICA NEWS - Costa Rica says it will open a "temporary" immigration post in the area where Nicaragua built a bridge over the...

Why Costa Rica Has High Gasoline Prices

QCOSTARICA - With world crude oil prices at the lowest in decades, why are Costa Rica´s prices at the pump so high? In the...

Nicaragua State Bank Will Be Of Mixed Capital

TODAY NICARAGUA - The government of Nicaragua has authorized the issuance of shares of the Banco de Fomento a la Producción to incorporate private...