This Is the World’s Biggest Restaurant Chain (Psst: It’s not McDonald’s!)

In 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca borrowed $1,000 from Peter Buck to form Pete's Super...

Costa Rica’s ‘Water Positive Beer’ Is Now on Tap in the U.S.

Making beer takes a lot of water. Though numbers vary based on a lot...

Caldosa, A New Homegrown Costa Rican Dish

Q MAGAZINE - It’s not often we get to witness the birth of a...

Here’s What Breakfast Looks Like Around Latin America

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

That ‘Red Liquid’ In Your Meat Isn’t What You Think It Is

When purchasing red meat, including steaks, many grocery shoppers often find red liquid in...

What Are Some of Nicaragua’s Popular Food?

TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua is an interesting place, with a tumultuous history and a...

Turning Cheese Into Profit in Costa Rica

(Q24N)  Misty, dream-like cloud forests…Olympian mountaintops with fertile river valleys…miles of pristine, empty beaches…...

Why the mountains of Costa Rica produce some of the world’s finest coffees

Q COSTA RICA  - Zona de Los Santos, Costa Rica (EFE via COMTEX) --...

Move Over Pops, There’s Competition

Q COSTA RICA - For, well the longest time ever, almost five decades, Pops...

Cuba’s Flying Pizza

RICO’S JOURNAL – Watching this video brought back memories of my recent trip to...

Living Healthier in Costa Rica

Q LIVING - One comment that I often receive from those who visit Costa...

Cafeteria Served Up By Local Models

(CONFIDENTIAL) Marcela Negrini and Diana Ibarra, two local models, have joined forces to open...

How Long Will Caffeine Buzz Last? Genes May Tell

Nothing beats a great cup of Costa Rican coffee to get your day started....

How to host an Argentinean asado

(QLIVING) It's the weekend. Skip the boring burger and hot dogs or a trip...

Colonel’s Nephew Reveals KFC Secret Recipe

KFC is without question the first choice in fried chicken in Costa Rica. And...

Healthy is the New Sexy with Costa Rica’s Gallo Pinto

(PRNewswire) Adding a sexy, healthy spin to our familiar breakfast menu of pancakes, eggs...

San Jose’s Street Food

(QCOSTARICA) Though San Jose may not be on the CNN list of the "World's...

Enjoying Downtown San Jose’s International Restaurants

by Michael Miller (QCostarica) - We are often asked why we enjoy living in...

French Bakery in Rohrmoser Innovates With Airtight Tubes To Keep Bread Fresh

How many times has this happened to you? You are tempted by that great...

Ice Cream So Close You Can Taste It

From TICO BULL - Uber customers can have an ice cream delivered to them...

Make The Best Homemade Tortillas Costa Rica Style (For Free!)

QCOSTARICA from Detailedorientedtraveler.com - One of my favorite things we did when we were...

What to Eat in Costa Rica: Eight Dishes You Shouldn’t Miss

QTRAVEL via Travel & Leisure - Costa Rica is well known for its lush...

The US diet is harmful to your health — but not how you think

(Q24N) In recent years, we’ve all been told that to eat healthfully, we have...

A Platano is Not a Banana. So Make Patacones.

QLIFE - A platano (plantain) is not a banana. Tough it may look like...

Maggi Wants You To Cook With Less Oil

QCOSTARICA - The Maggi brand launched a new product for those who want to...

FAKE Olive Oil is Literally Everywhere! How To Know Whether It Is Fake Or Original?

Q24N - Olive oil is a part of the Mediterranean diet, and it has...

Finding a Good Cup of Coffee in Downtown San José

QCOSTARICA by Michael Miller -Costa Rica is known for producing some of the world's...

Crown Royal Best Whisky In The World Only Second in Canada

Not found in Costa Rica, Lot No. 40, was named Canadian Whisky of the...

Costa Rica’s Culinary Recipe Books Made Available Online

QCOSTARICA - The kitchens of families in communities across the country, would be nothing...

Turn Plantains Into Patacones

QTRAVEL by David Latt (Zester Daily) I was intimidated by plantains. Having eaten them...

COSTA RICA EXTRA - A BIG PART of breaking out of your routine and...

Pussy Energy Drink Makes Its Way To Costa Rica Stores

There is a new energy drink causing a buzz in at least one supermarket...

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446 Direct Flights Connect Juan Santamaria (SJO) With Europe and The Americas

With the start of the flight from Frankfurt, Germany by Lufthansa, Costa Rica now has a record 446 direct flights a week between San...

Catholic Church Agrees to Mediate following Violent Protests in Nicaragua

The Episcopal Conference of Nicaragua (ECN) agreed on Tuesday to be the mediator and witness of a dialogue proposed by the Daniel Ortega administration...

Government Decrees Regulation For Breastfeeding Rooms In The Workplace

The Executive Branch of the government has signed a decree requiring companies, both public and private, employing more than 30 women, to have to...

Virilla Bridge Between Lindora and Belen Closed Nightly

Take note, the Virilla bridge connecting Lindora (Santa Ana) and Belen will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night starting today,...

Argentina’s abortion legalization debate ignites soul searching on women’s rights

As an Argentinean scholar of gender in politics, I’m normally called to provide commentary on some fairly depressing statistics. For example, there are just two...

Dictatorship the underlying problem in Nicaragua riots, priest says

As violent clashes continue between security forces and anti-government protestors in Nicaragua, an eye witness has said the country’s underlying problem is the president’s...

Rioters Uproot Ortega’s ‘Trees of Life’

Nicaraguan protesters demanding President Daniel Ortega’s resignation have been taking their anger out on a pet project of his wife — giant steel sculptures...

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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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Funniest, Weirdest and Naughtiest Airport Codes Include Costa Rica’s NOB

Q TRAVEL - The funniest, weirdest and naughtiest airport codes in the world include Costa Rica's Nosara airport, the NOB; a BUM, Butler airport...

[BLOG] The New License Plate As Easy as 1, 2, 3

The mandatory license plate switch over is already in its third of 10 cycles lasting three months each. Under the program every vehicle has...

Lady Gaga Costa Rica Concert WILL Have The “Monster Pit”

On November 3 Costa Ricans will take part in the Lady Gaga "The Born This Way Ball" concert tour being held at the Estadio...

Thank God, Or The Bottle Of Scotch For Small Favours

Just when I am ready to cut my wrists with the sadness that prevails in Costa Rica, along comes something like “The Little Train...

Last-Minute Doubts Before Travel? Let Me Help.

In Cali, Colombia I wrote this as I sat at the San Jose airport on my recent flight Colombia. I almost didn’t get on the...