55% Fail Driving Exam

Every month some 10.000 people begin the process of obtaining their drivers license, which includes a written exam...

Expomovil 2017 Opened Thursday

Q COSTA RICA - Expomovil 2017, the annual new car sales under one roof event, kicked off Thursday...

Buying a Used Car in Costa Rica

Buying a used car in Costa Rica is not different than buying a used car anywhere else, an...

Cost Of 2014 Marchamo 20% Higher Over Last

The cost of the 2014 Marchamo for passenger vehicles will cost an additional ¢3.500 colones this year, the...

Folding ‘Swiss Army Knife’ Electric Bike

The bike is powered by a 250 W electric motor with an integrated torque sensor that provides motor...

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PAVE – Acquisition Program of Efficient Vehicle Called A Success

QCOSTARICA - A total of 47 people had traded in their old car for an environmental friendlier one...

Mercedes-Benz Wants You To Enjoy And Share Your New Vehicle

Why buy a Mercedes when you can share one? A pilot program in Munich, Germany, Croove, the new...

Costa Rican Students Create Device To Prevent Drunk Driving

Four students of the  Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica (TEC) created a device that once installed in the...

Youth Group Promotes Costa Rica Taxis To Go Green

Electric taxis could soon be a reality in Costa Rica thanks to the global initiative by Global Shapers,...

25 Vehicles Owners Changed Old Car For New, Eco Friendly In First Week of PAVE

QCOSTARICA - In the first week fo the Programa de Adquisición de Vehículos Eficientes (PAVE) -  Acquisition Program...

A Look at President Putin’s New Wheels

President Vladimir Putin has familiarized himself with the Russian-made limousine, part of the 'Cortege' project, Minister of Industry...

Expomovil 2016 Car Show Kicked Off Thursday

QCOSTARICA - The annual car show, Expomovil, kicked off Thursday at the Centro de Eventos Pedregal, in Belen...

License Plate Changeover By Mid Year

The Dirección de Servicios del Registro Nacional announced that the planned license plate changeover will start by the...

Mandatory Plate Change Over of “1” Ends in A Week

Vehicle owners with license plates ending in "1" have to the end of the month (October 31) to...

President of Purdy Motor Opposes Exoneration For Electric Cars

(QCOSTARICA) The president of Purdy Motor, Javier Quiros, said he opposes a proposed tax exemption on electric cars...

Damaged Toll Booth Continues To Cause Backlog on General Cañas

Traffic through the toll station on the autopista General Cañas, east of the airport, is now worse than...

Alajuelita Gas Station Shut Down For Selling Gasoline With High Octane

The Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep) has shut down an Alajuelita gas station after discovering it sold...

Who Sold The Most Plug-In Electric Cars In 2015? (It’s Not Tesla)

Q24N - Five years after the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt first went on sale, plug-in vehicles represent...

One Third Have Yet To Pay 2014 Marchamo

Today is the last day to pay the 2014 Marchamo without incurring late payment fees and interest starting...

Costa Rica slashes tax rate on hybrid vehicles

Presidenta Laura Chinchilla signed a bill on Monday to slash taxes on hybrid cars by 20 percentage points,...

Leaving It To The Last Minute, Long Lines For Plates Changeover

In typical Costa Rican fashion, owners of vehicles with license plates ending in "1" left it to the...

The Costa Rican “Beast”

QCOSTARICA - When we hear the term "The Beast" we instinctively think of President Barack Obama's "Cadillac One",...

Importers To Be Fined For Importing”Total Loss” Vehicles

Importers who bring in cars in a state of "total loss" will be liable to a fine of...

INS Auctioning Off Used “Good” Vehicles

If you are planning to a buy a used car, take note that the Instituto Nacional de Seguros...

Antique Cars and Debi Nova in Escazu Today

(QCOSTARICA) looking for something to do in San Jose today, then check out these two great events in...

54% Of Traffic Tickets Appealed

More than half of traffic tickets are appealed says the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi), confirming that it...

80% Of Truck Trailers On Costa Rica Roads Have Mechanical Problems

Eight out of every 10 trailers operating on Costa Rica's roads have mechanical problems, the Policia de Tránsito...

Used Car Imports Down 40% This Year

A cause and effect of the decrease of used car imports in Costa Rica, threatens businesses and will...

Outwitting Riteve Can Be Costly In The Long Run

The ingenuity of some to trying to circumvent the law, in this case, the vehicular inspection goes beyond...

Electric Cars Are Coming To Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA  (by Mitzi Stark ) Watch out for electric cars. Although there are less than 100...

The Vintage FJ Cruiser Frame-Off Restoration Process

TODAY COSTA RICA - Being the owner of a vintage Landcruiser what the people at the Vintage Cruiser...

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Latin American history suggests Zimbabwe’s military coup will turn violent

On Nov. 14, a group of soldiers from the Zimbabwe Defense Forces arrested and detained Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. The move came just days...

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“President Donald Trump reportedly dined on shark fin soup during a meal in Vietnam. The dish, which is considered an expensive delicacy in some countries, has prompted a widespread...

How Colombia, Once Consumed by Violence, Became Your Next Destination

TODAY COLOMBIA (Cntraveler) – In 2008, Colombia’s tourism board launched a series of commercials touting the country’s natural and cultural wonders. In them, visitors...

Free Wi-Fi Access In Public Spaces Project Details Revealed

Costa Rica’s telecommunications regulator, the  Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) has announced the details of the national broadband network with free access to the Internet...

Crackle Coming To Cabletica

Sony Pictures Television Networks announced it has reached an agreement with Costa Rica's Cabletica to launch its Crackle subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service throughout the...

Canadians Invited To Soirée at Bar la Perla in Flamingo-Potrero

If you are a Canadian in Costa Rica and have questions about Consular Services or just want to meet other Canadians and the Ambassador...

Work On The Circunvalacion Cause of The Horrifying Traffic Congestion In San Jose

After more than a week of horrifying traffic congestion in the area of La Uruca due to the repaving of the #Circunvalación (Ruta 39)...

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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...

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

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The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

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