Canadian Wanted In Shooting Of Two Nicaraguans in Santa Teresa de Cobano

A fight outside a liquor store in Santa Terese de Cobano, in the Nicoya Peninsula, resulted in the...

A Moving Monday Morning: Two Quakes Shake The Pacific Coast

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake shook up the Central Pacific early this Monday morning, at 7.49 am, at 23.7...

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...

Model and Boyfriend Found Shot Dead In Esparza, Puntarenas

The alert went out on Friday, 26-year-old model, Isamara Alejandra Villalta Solano and her 17-year-old brother, Kendall Gonzalez,...

High Tide Floods Caldera

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - reported 27 families in Caldera were affected...

Road To Monteverde To Get Asphalted After A Decade Of Waiting

Q COSTA RICA - It's been more than a decade of waiting. Meanwhile, visitors to Monteverde continue to...

For The Second Year No Carnaval In Puntarenas

Q COSTA RICA - For the second year in a row, Puntarenas will not have its "Carnaval" (festival)....

Costa Rica Moratorium on Exploitation of Basin

(QCOSTARICA) A bill proposes banning for 25 years the development of hydroelectric projects and concessions for extraction of...

Puntarenas Inaugurates Amphitheatre

QCOSTARICA - With the voice of Alondra Gutierrez, accompanied by the Banda de Conciertos de Puntarenas and the...

Work On Paquera Road To Start Next Wednesday

(QCOSTARICA) Following days of violent protests that included a confrontation with police, road blocks and burning of tires,...

310 Homes Flooded in Puntarenas

COSTA RICA NEWS -- The heavy rains of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning  affected a number of areas...

Puntarenas Looking Towards A Mega-port and International Airport

By Henry Morales, VozdeGuanacaste - The new Urban Littoral Zone Law is stirring up the aspirations of people...

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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...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

Shrimp Conflict Between Mexico and Honduras Continues

It has been four months since Mexican authorities blocked shrimp imports from Honduras, with no solution in sight in the short term. Alleging the presence...

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: The Next Tulum

(Nytimes.com) As Tulum has become overrun with Los Angelenos and New Yorkers trying to recreate the cultures of their own hometowns in a more...

Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on...

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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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Deduction of Expenses in “Tax Havens”

QCOSTARICA - In Costa Rica a bill intends to discourage the use of "tax havens", controlling the legitimacy of the costs incurred in those...

The Open Pit and the Great Green Macaw in Costa Rica

Reading about the struggle to regulate the mining industry in Latin America can be downright discouraging. The practice of open pit mining in particular...

QTips For Preventing Dengue

Recognizing the Mosquito Aedes Aegypti can be recognized by its distinctive striped markings, located on the legs.  Also, the mosquito raises its back two legs...

The ‘Platina’ In The Final Stretch

Q COSTA RICA - The headache called "la platina" that began in April 2009 and turned to a complete nightmare a few months ago,...

Chinchilla: “I Didn’t Come To Give Opinion On Who Will Replace Chavez”

Presidenta Laura Chinchilla, with Sebastian Pinera (Chile), Raul Castro (Cuba), Evo Morales (Bolivia), Daniel Ortega (Nicaragua), and Rafael Correa (Ecuador), in a honour guard next...