RECOPE Sells Diesel Fuel That Is Less Polluting But Harmful To Some Engines

Though less polluting, the state refinery Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) admitted that the diesel it distributes since...

Canadian Man Critically Injured Stuck in Costa Rica Because Ontario Has No Hospital Bed For Him

A Canadian man seriously injured in the Costa Rican jungle just wants to go home. But he can't,...

Panama Company Pleads Guilty In U.S. To Bribing Costa Rican Soccer Official

The Panama-based company, Mimo International Imports and Exports, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the former president of the...

Mapping Costa Rica’s Aquifers

Through an alliance with the US Geological Survey, the government of Costa Rica will be carrying out an...

Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose...

OIJ Raids Cosevi Central Offices

The Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) - road safety council - offices in La Uruca was raided this...

Tigo To Invest US$30 Million This Year

Tigo (Millicom) is set to invest US$30 million in Costa Rica this year to substantially expand coverage, double...

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...

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...

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...

Tourism Generated US$228 Billion In The Last Decade

Tourism has become the great machine for obtaining dollars for the Costa Rican economy, and the data supports...

Central Bank To Replace SINPE With IBAN For Interbank Transfers

The Central Bank announced it will end the SINPE (Sistema Nacional de Pagos Electrónicos) transfers format by the...

Costa Rica Economic Activity Up 3.5%

The performance of the construction sector at the end of the year explained the acceleration registered in the...

Work Begins To Speed Up Traffic At The Juan Santamaría Airport Crossing

On Monday, the first works began for a series of road changes in the area of the Juan...

A New Airport in the Northern Zone

A contract has been awarded to a French-Spanish consortium to carry out the location study and master plan...

Costa Rica Raises New Flag On Old U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Boats

The Costa Rican flag rose Tuesday in Baltimore on a refurbished former U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat, one...

Which Nationalities Work The Longest Hours? Costa Rica Is Second.

Though Costa Rican workers are often branded "lazy", they are in fact in second place for the most...

Liberty Latin America to Acquire Controlling Interest in Cabletica

Liberty Latin America, the newly split-off unit of Liberty Global focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, has...

Acoustic imaging reveals hidden features of megathrust fault off Costa Rica

Geophysicists have obtained detailed three-dimensional images of a dangerous megathrust fault west of Costa Rica where two plates...

Costa Rica ‘Best Country’ In The Region

With high scores on travel and doing business, Costa Rica is the best country in Central America, according...

Twenty Schools Padlocked By Parents In Protest Against Sex Education

Parents padlocked the gates of 20 schools in Costa Rica on Thursday to protest sex education classes for...

Costa Rica To Lift 30-year Ban On Robusta Coffee

(Reuters) - Costa Rica will join other coffee-producing nations in the region and start planting robusta, lifting a...

Turriabla Blew It Stack on Tuesday

The volcano that keeps on giving, the Turrialba, registered on Tuesday morning an eruption blowing steam and gas...

Alvarado vs Alvarado On April 1!

Costa Rica’s presidential election will be decided in a runoff on the first Sunday in April after no...

International Court Draws New Borders For Costa Rica And Nicaragua

The Hague - Costa Rica claimed victory over Nicaragua on Friday after the International Court of Justice in...

A Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Shakes up Costa Rica’s Election

The Economist - A “SLICE of Iowa misplaced on the Central American isthmus”, is how an American political...

ICJ: Nicaragua Must Pay Costa Rica For Isla Calero Environmental Damage

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Nicaragua to compensate Costa Rica for...

Vuelta A Costa Rica Riders Caught Doping

Twelve cyclists, including the race winner, tested positive for the banned blood booster EPO during last month's Vuelta...

Miami Police Officer Charged With Costa Rica “Ponzi” Scheme

Offering “low-risk” investments in his company, which he claimed was giving high-interest loans to property owners in Costa...

Sentenced To 216 Years in Prison For The Massacre In Liberia

Bricklayer Gerardo Alonso Ríos Mairena was sentenced on Tuesday morning to 216 years in prison, responsible for the...

Nicaragua Dismisses Ambassador To Costa Rica

The government of Daniel Ortega has dismissed Harold Rivas Reyes from his position as Nicaragua's Ambassador to Costa...

Watch Keeps Costa Rica Schoolkids Safe And In Touch With Their Parents

With the start of the new school year next week, many parents are concerned about their child's security. Although...

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App Makes Downtown San Jose Parking A Snap

Parking in downtown San Jose is a challenge. Right? An app(lication) now makes life easier in the capital city, eliminating the time to looking...

RECOPE Sells Diesel Fuel That Is Less Polluting But Harmful To Some Engines

Though less polluting, the state refinery Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) admitted that the diesel it distributes since November to gasoline stations across the...

Guatemala to Claim US$122 Million From Odebrecht

Following the Brazilian construction company's abandonment of the road work contract that had been awarded, the government intends to make a claim on the...

Canadian Man Critically Injured Stuck in Costa Rica Because Ontario Has No Hospital Bed For Him

A Canadian man seriously injured in the Costa Rican jungle just wants to go home. But he can't, because no hospital in his native...

Panama Company Pleads Guilty In U.S. To Bribing Costa Rican Soccer Official

The Panama-based company, Mimo International Imports and Exports, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation (Fedefútbol), Eduardo...

Mapping Costa Rica’s Aquifers

Through an alliance with the US Geological Survey, the government of Costa Rica will be carrying out an assessment of aquifers nationwide. The aim of...

Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

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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...

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Gasoline Stations Found Shortchanging Customers

Filling up at the wrong gasoline station could leave you shortchanged on the amount of fuel you are actually paying for and/or the quality. According...

Buyer Beware of Pricing Differences!

If you take for granted that competition will ensure you the best price for your purchase, you might be in for a shock, as...

Former Attorney General Fakes Carrying Dynamite in Luggage

An apparent prank cost Costa Rica's former Attorney General, Francisco Dall'Anese, to miss his flight to El Salvador and forced to buy another ticket,...

San José – San Ramón Road Will Cost Commuters ¢80.000 Monthly

The announcement Monday of the approval for the concessioning of the Ruta 1 - the Interamericana Norte -  has residents west of the airport...

Crocodile That Scared Tamarindo Tourists Moved to Nicoya Wildlife Area

(QCOSTARICA, by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com) A crocodile that attacked a tourist last July in Tamarindo and caused consternation among beachgoers is no longer...