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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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Medical Tourism Booms in Costa Rica

(Reuters) - When Canadian house cleaner Marlene Trithardt needed a tooth replaced, she drove past her local dentist's office in Alberta and flew to...

DHL’s B767-300 Landing At San Jose Aiport

After long time we managed to get a shot of this B767-300er on its hybrid paint (ABX-DHL), not precisely the conditions we would have...

Another Sextuplet Dies; 3 Surviving Continue To Struggle

(QCOSTARICA) -- The Hospital Mexico on Monday reported the death of the third of sextuplets born last week. Andrés, the fifth born, died Monday...

Legislators Approve Bill To Discourage “Speculative Capital” To The Country

Costa Rica's legislators approved Monday a bill that discourages the entry of speculative capital or "golondrina" (in Spanish) to the country. The bill received in...

“Made It To Jurassic Park”, Victoria’s Secret Models Visit Costa Rica

CORRECTION: Although Michael Crichton set his story in Costa Rica, but the country was never used as a filming location. COSTA RICA EXTRA - Behati...