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...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is...

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...

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged...

Crack Down On Prostitution In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / Many living and visiting Costa Rica's capital city know about San Jose's other side,...

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,...

Totally Unacceptable. Man Shot Over Stale Bread in Pococi

It was in La Rita, Pococi, in the province of Limon, that a woman complained to the local...

MOPT: ‘Damage from Nate On Roads Is of Titanic Proportions’

  "The magnitude of the damage caused by Tropical Storm Nate in the entire road infrastructure of the country...

Tropical Storm Nate Hits Costa Rica Hard: Seven Dead, Thousands In Shelters

Tropical Storm Nate has hit Costa Rica hard, especially in areas of Guanacaste were major roads have become...

Suspect In Shooting Of Baker’s Son Was On The OIJ “10 Most Wanted” In 2015

The man suspected of shooting at a baker with a shotgun in Pococí was among the "10 most...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at...

Collapse Of Old Sixaola Railraod Bridg Temporarily Closed Passage Between Costa Rica And Panama

  The collapse of the old Sixaola (Limon) railroad bridge on Monday afternoon forced the closure of the modular...

Cody Dial Killed By Tree in Costa Rica, Says Father

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The remains of Cody Roman Dial, an Alaska adventurer who went missing in...

Minimum Wage Across Latin America. Where Is Earned The Most? The Least?

QCOSTARICA - A minimum wage comparison across Latin America by Mexico's Financialred.com.mx  provides an insight of what is...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa...

U.S. Army Veteran Charged With Defrauding VA To Pay For Sports Bar in Costa Rica

The owner of a sports bar in Costa Rica has been charged with defrauding the U.S. Department of...

New Tropical Wave Could Affect The Country This Coming Weekend

The month of October is the worst of the rainy season. Typical forecasts are rain, rain, and more...

Shotgun Used To Kill Five in La Cruz Guanacaste

The Fuerza Publica (National Police) reported on Friday night the finding of the bodies of five people in...

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...

203 People Disappeared Without A Trace In Costa Rica In 2015

QCOSTARICA - American Brian Hogue is one of 203 people who went missing in Costa Rica last year...

Nicaragua’s Inexplicable Obstacle to Tourism

Q COSTA RICA - Nicaraguan immigration authorities have introduced a new and inexplicable measure that requires foreigners who...

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...

Hydrogen Powered Bus Started Operating in Liberia

The first hydrogen fuel cell electric bus in Central America went into operation on Monday, November 27, on...

No Residency Required To Open Bank Account At The BCR

QCOSTARICA - One of the problems of many foreigners non-residents in Costa Rica is opening a bank account....

Cold Front Leaves Theee Dead, 35 Houses Roofless, Thousands Without Electricity

A cold front that has gripped the entire country since Saturday has caused three death, the closure of...

“El Gringo” Among The 11 Assassinated This Weekend

  The most wanted in Costa Rica, 28-year-old Erwin Guido Toruño, known as "El Gringo" was among the 11...

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...

25 Year Prison Sentence For Killing American Pensioner Made Her Laugh

Q COSTA RICA - Sisters Ruth and Dayana Gaytán Ramírez, 23 and 21, were sentenced Monday afternoon to...

“I ate it. I ate the wasp.” Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis

Q COSTA RICA -  President Luis Guillermo Solis Rivera ate a wasp while giving an interview on his...

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...

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Volcanologists Get Up Close To The Turrialba Volcano (Photos and Video)

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The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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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...

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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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Man Detained 3 Hours At San Jose Airport For Contents of Carry-On

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By: Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste -  The Technical Road Management Unit (UTGV -UnidadTécnica de Gestión Vial) of Nicoya’s municipality invested 24% of their 2013...

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Tribunal Absolves Presienta On Private Jet Trip To Peru

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