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Ministry of Environment Assures “The Discovery Project” Will Not affect Guanacaste’s Water

Ministry of Environment Assures “The Discovery Project” Will Not affect Guanacaste’s Water

Q COSTA RICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com – “This project does not put any community’s water at risk. It is supplied by wells that had already been drilled on the property, with the proper permits and the AyA and Senara’s consent, and without harming other sources for human consumption.” With these words Edgar Gutiérrez, […]

Marino Protti: “Nicoya is a worldwide tectonic attraction”

Marino Protti: “Nicoya is a worldwide tectonic attraction”

(Q COSTA RICA) by María Fernanda Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com – In April of 1997, the Nicoya Peninsula became one of the most important places in the world to study plate subduction. That year, the Costa Rican seismologist Marino Protti attended a forum in Hawaii where participants defined places around the world that showed the best characteristics. […]

Where, when and how to recycle in Guanacaste

Where, when and how to recycle in Guanacaste

Q COSTA RICA by Amanda Zúñiga, Vozdeguanacaste.com – Seven municipalities in Guanacaste offer recycling-collection services in some communities. The other four municipalities have recycling collection centers and some pickup campaigns. Carrillo, which doesn’t have a special recycling-collection service, has the largest collection center in Guanacaste, located in downtown Filadelfia. The center was donated by the […]

Nicoyan Farmers Harvest Rainwater to Survive the Summer

Nicoyan Farmers Harvest Rainwater to Survive the Summer

Q COSTA RICA, by David Bolaños, Vozdeguanacaste.com -El Jobo and Cerro Verde are two small villages boxed in by Nicoya’s mountains. In order to get there you have to travel over narrow dirt roads that rise and fall in the foothills. Once you arrive, quiet reigns while the inhabitants are out working in the fields. […]

Bike Lanes Begin to Gain Traction in Guanacaste

Bike Lanes Begin to Gain Traction in Guanacaste

Q COSTA RICA, by Wilberth Villalobos wilberth, vozdeguanacaste.com – Residents of Liberia, Nicoya, and Santa Cruz have already started pedaling in search of their own bike lanes on freeways and highways. These residents have presented projects asking each canton’s municipal councils to invest in these structures. This movement has been occurring throughout the country, with […]

Most Forest Fires Are in Guanacaste

Most Forest Fires Are in Guanacaste

Q COSTA RICA ( by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com) If you’ve seen a burning field or mountainside in the summertime, it’s not a coincidence. In fact, it’s an everyday occurrence in Guanacaste, the province with the most forest fires in the country. Of the 10 Costa Rican cantons with the most forest fires, six are […]

Bureaucracy is Killing the Gulf of Nicoya

Bureaucracy is Killing the Gulf of Nicoya

Q COSTA RICA (Vozdeguanacaste.com) President Luis Guillermo Solís inaugurated the Interinstitutional Surveillance Station in Puerto Níspero de Cañas on July 19, 2016. That’s where the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC), the coast guard and the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA) were supposed to work together, for the first time in the country. It was […]

Arsenic Levels in Bagaces Drinking Water Improving, But Still a Concern

Arsenic Levels in Bagaces Drinking Water Improving, But Still a Concern

Q COSTA RICA (by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, vozdeguancaste.com) There’s good news and bad news for central Bagaces residents regarding the arsenic levels in their drinking water. The good news is that thanks to processing plants that remove arsenic from potable water, average arsenic levels decreased from 13 micrograms per liter (ug/L) in 2014 to 9 […]

Bull Riding: A Tradition and a Vice

Bull Riding: A Tradition and a Vice

Q COSTA RICA (by David Bolaños, Vozdeguanacaste.com) Gambling your life on an angry half-ton bull requires practice. For Dylan Rodríguez, a member of the group Los Bajureños, that practice happens in his grandmother’s patio on a rusty barrel underneath a star fruit tree next to the latrine. Los Bajureños are a group of young people […]

Güicho Pizarro: The Last Liberian Oxherd

Güicho Pizarro: The Last Liberian Oxherd

Q COSTA RICA (By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com) José Luis Villareal Villareal, known as “Güicho Pizarro,” is a species in danger of extinction. Being a bullring groundskeeper and an oxherd – even in Guanacaste – isn’t common these days in the era of Uber and pickup trucks, but while Güicho’s oxcart doesn’t go over 10 […]

Massacre in Liberia!

Massacre in Liberia!

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – Without a motive or a suspect, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) is working on putting together the pieces of the puzzle of what could have led to the murder of five people and the serious injury of another in a house in Liberia, Guanacaste. The alert came at 6:30am […]

UNA Veterinarians Save Ocelot Struck By Vehicle in Tamarindo

UNA Veterinarians Save Ocelot Struck By Vehicle in Tamarindo

Q COSTA RICA, from Vozdeguanacaste.com – A group of veterinarians from the National University’s Smaller Species and Wildlife Hospital (HEMS-UNA) saved the life of an ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) that was struck by a vehicle in Tamarindo. The accident occurred on Jan. 12. Veterinarian Gilberth Cavallini provided emergency assistance to the ocelot at the scene of […]

Why Is Living in Guanacaste Good For Your Health?

Why Is Living in Guanacaste Good For Your Health?

Q COSTA RICA LIVING (by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo , Vozdeguanacaste) A healthy lifestyle in paradise: That’s what many Guanacaste visitors search for to relieve stress and recharge the batteries on unforgettable vacations. Some go a step further and decide to move to the province to enjoy its famous pura vida lifestyle. But why is life […]

Guanacaste Attracts More Commercial Construction Than Developed Beaches

Guanacaste Attracts More Commercial Construction Than Developed Beaches

Q COSTA RICA (by María Fernanda Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com) There’s no doubt that Guanacaste’s beaches are highly attractive for real estate developers. But the province’s urban centers, which have no beaches or mountains, also are starting to attract investors. If you’re looking for a place to invest, pay attention to this trend: The central districts of […]

Guanacaste Real Estate Market Finally Bouncing Back From 2008 Crisis

Guanacaste Real Estate Market Finally Bouncing Back From 2008 Crisis

Q COSTA RICA, by César Brenes Quirós, Vozdeguanacaste.com – In 2007, Guanacaste witnessed a boom in real estate and tourism, prompting Costa Rican developers DWL to invest in a mixed-use megaproject called Solarium. Located across from Daniel Oduber International Airport, the development was to include offices, warehouses, universities and other offerings. Just two years later, […]

Nicoyan Shopkeeper Cancels Black Friday Sales and Donates Clothing for Victims Of Hurricane Otto

Nicoyan Shopkeeper Cancels Black Friday Sales and Donates Clothing for Victims Of Hurricane Otto

Q COSTA RICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste – On Friday morning, Nov. 25, news stations broadcast live reports of the destruction left by Hurricane Otto, both in Guanacaste and across the country. After seeing the news, Karen Barrantes decided that her store, Cover 25, would not profit from Black Friday. For days, the men’s […]

Upala And Liberia Mayors Criticize Lack Of Support By CNE

Q COSTA RICA NEWS 8:55pm Thursday. Both the mayors of Upala and Liberia, in the northern zone and Guancaste respectively, have critized the National Emergency Commission (CNE) for focusing their work on the landfall areas and not the tail end of Hurricane Otto. Upala’s mayor, Juan Bosco, during a live national television broadcast had strong […]

Crocodile That Scared Tamarindo Tourists Moved to Nicoya Wildlife Area

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 in the area: It now lives in a wildlife area in the canton of Nicoya. On Oct. 16, rangers at Las Baulas National Marine Park along with scientists and volunteers captured […]

With Broomstick Unforgiving Waitress Fights Off Armed Robbers in Guanacaste

With Broomstick Unforgiving Waitress Fights Off Armed Robbers in Guanacaste

(QCOSTARICA) One man armed, the other with his face covered, entered the Pollolandia restaurant in Philadelphia, Carrillo, in Guanacaste after closing to rob the place. But they got a surprise, an unforgiving waitress attacks them with her broom she was using for clean up. In the video released by the OIJ, we see two men […]

Liberia (Guanacaste) Muni Spent Only 8% Of Airport Tax Received

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com – The municipality of Liberia has completed only two of 18 projects budgeted for the construction and development of tourism infrastructure in the canton, whose funds are generated by a tax on the use of Daniel Oduber International Airport. The municipality has spent only 8 percent of the total it […]

Life in the Prison of Gardens

Life in the Prison of Gardens

By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste – In the shade of a guava tree, inmate Rodrigo Jiménez sits on a plastic bucket and tells me how 30 years ago he decided to become a landscaper. It’s 9 a.m. on a Tuesday in August and we’re at Liberia’s Center for Institutional Attention (CAI), also known as the […]

Liberia Is 1st Guanacaste Canton to Declare Itself Free from Sex Discrimination

Liberia Is 1st Guanacaste Canton to Declare Itself Free from Sex Discrimination

(by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste) Discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity or disabilities no longer has a place in the canton of Liberia. On Aug. 24, municipal council members voted to declare the canton free from discrimination. The initiative was prompted by a visit to the council by members of the Guanacaste branch of […]

Proposed Legislation to Help Keep Swimmers Safe in Sámara and Nosara

(by Henry Morales, Vozdeguanacaste.com) Two new legislative proposals are contributing to efforts by the community of Nosara to prevent drowning at local beaches, as well as crocodile attacks and environmental damage caused by both outsiders and local residents. One of the proposals is a bill to create a National Lifeguard Corps, while the other is […]

Guanacaste’s Little Africa: A Life in Limbo

Guanacaste’s Little Africa: A Life in Limbo

(By María Fernanda Cruz y Ariana Crespo, Vozdeguanacaste.com)  Time creeps by slowly at the San Dimas shelter where hundreds of Haitians and Africans wait day after day for a miracle to open the closed border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, just 5 kilometers away. In a 500-square-meter common room mats compete for space with scattered […]

Proposed Legislation to Help Keep Swimmers Safe in Sámara and Nosara

Proposed Legislation to Help Keep Swimmers Safe in Sámara and Nosara

(by Henry Morales, Vozdeguanacaste.com) Two new legislative proposals are contributing to efforts by the community of Nosara to prevent drowning at local beaches, as well as crocodile attacks and environmental damage caused by both outsiders and local residents. One of the proposals is a bill to create a National Lifeguard Corps, while the other is […]

Mermaids of Guanacaste

Mermaids of Guanacaste

by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com – It is almost impossible to imagine a 25th of July without music. Every song you hear is a story of the province, a snapshot of its people and a piece of its heart. Karol Cabalceta, a researcher from Hojancha, sought out women in the area who have done just […]

In Guacanaste, The NEW Cañas-Liberia Road Floods With Heavy Rains

In Guacanaste, The NEW Cañas-Liberia Road Floods With Heavy Rains

by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com – Three months after the Cañas-Liberia highway began to be used, some sections are flooding due to clogging of drainage along the roadway. The situation affects Bagaces, Cañas and Liberia, whose mayors blame the National Highway Council (CONAVI- Consejo Nacional de Vialidad) for what they consider bad design of the […]

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