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A very ingenious way to protest the potholes

A very ingenious way to protest the potholes

A very ingenious way to protest the potholes. From Pamela Vindas Cordero Facebook post. Costa Rica’s private transportation services AVANTI Costa Rica. Discreet and reliable service. If you enjoyed this, please SHARE IT so other readers can find it and enjoy it.What are your thoughts? Post your comments below or post to our official FACEBOOK […]

Only in Costa Rica: The Craziness of “Palmares”

Only in Costa Rica: The Craziness of “Palmares”

It’s that time of year again, the middle of January and the craziness of Palmares festival is upon us. San José is lame compared to Palmares, when many just let loose. It may be the guaro. It may be the heat. Or just that many are way from home and time to let loose. This […]

Railway Has The Right Of Way

Railway Has The Right Of Way

COSTA RICA NEWS — For the past 10 days the residents of San Joaquin de Heredia can not get their vehicles out of the driveway, due to the INCOFER (the state railway) starting construction of the rail line. Photo: Laura Brenes for TVExtra 42, via Facebook

What Traffic Light?

What Traffic Light?

ONLY IN THE COSTA RICA –In this could only happen in Costa Rica department, we share with this photo of the recenlty installed traffic light near the Ojo de Agua, in Belén. Look closely and you will notice that the traffic light is only for flow through of the main road, somehow engineers forgot the […]

Pair Try To Pass Off Photocopied Bills

Pair Try To Pass Off Photocopied Bills

Using a photocopier as a source of their new found wealth, two men decided to on a shopping spree thinking they could fool merchants with their phoney US$20 dollar bills and ¢10.000 colones notes. Police were alerted by a merchant in Guayabo de Bagaces, Guanacaste, Sunday morning when they tried to purchase a ¢1.000 colones […]

Electronic Offering

Electronic Offering

This photo passed on to us shows banks in Costa Rica getting innovative in raising revenue though the use of plastic. The snapshot was taking a religious centre (name withheld), where there is no need to carry cash, when visa or mastercard will do.

Only in Costa Rica: Doctor’s Appointment for 2022?

Only in Costa Rica: Doctor’s Appointment for 2022?

No, you didn’t read it wrong and there is no mistype, the attached receipt confirms that a Caja (state medical system) has a doctor’s appointment at 11am on April 12, 2022. The attachment was posted on Facebook yesterday. The appointment is at the Tony Facio Hospital. As Pilar Cisneros writes on her Facebook page, “Lack […]

No Left Turn From Sabana Sur

No Left Turn From Sabana Sur

Starting Wednesday eastbound traffic along the Sabana Sur, the road parallel to the Ruta 27, will no longer be able to turn left onto Avenida 10 and Paseo Colon. The change in signalization will begin on Wednesday by the Ingeniería de Tránsito. The change was needed as many drivers would literally stop on the train […]

Costa Rican Papaya Will Be At Agitrade 2013

Costa Rican Papaya Will Be At Agitrade 2013

The papaya GoldenPerfecta® is exclusively produced in Costa Rica and belongs to the Pococi hybrid variety, whose seed is protected and regulated by the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG) – ministry of Agriculture. It is characterised by an intense inner red colour, its flavour and aroma, with a high Brix level, of up to […]

Paving My Street A “La Tica” (Photos)

Paving My Street A “La Tica” (Photos)

The street in front of the offices of the Q was recently repaved, this after years of complaints and growing potholes. The Q camera was out to take in the ‘extraordinary” event. It took to crews, on two shifts, for the job: the first truck dumped just enough asphalt to cover the work crew’s schedule […]

Transalation “A La Tica”

Transalation “A La Tica”

This photo was posted on Facebook, showing the transalation in Tico style of what appears to be a national park that is visited by “English” speaking tourists. Quick, get out the translator app on your phone, what is a “Baranda”? Just in case your were wondering: English Translation of BARANDA: rail, railing

ICE Continues To Block Cell Phone Number Portability

ICE Continues To Block Cell Phone Number Portability

While Costa Ricans and private carriers look forward to cellular phone number portability – the ability to change operator and keep the same number – the state carriers, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), continues to block the idea. Cell Number Portability Around The Corner Since the arrival of private operators Claro and Movistar in […]

Legislators Start House Cleaning

Legislators Start House Cleaning

Costa Rica Has Some 18.000 Laws On The Books Costa Rica’s lawmakers are looking to eliminate 196 laws deemed “obsolete”, but nonetheless are still on the books. A law adopted in 1865 giving the mother of Juan Santamaría a pension, or the law to declare war on Germany, as part of the 196 obsolete laws […]

Zoo Pries Into Crocodile Sex!

Zoo Pries Into Crocodile Sex!

Oh those curious scientists! It isn’t enough that the Bolivar Park Zoo (in San José) visitrs are alway watching the crocodiles, but this week the zoo’s veteranarian Randal Arguedas and four zookeepers did a survey to determine their sexes. One might think this distinction was of interest only to the crocodiles themselves — but determining […]

What? ICE Selling Movistar Cell Phones?

What? ICE Selling Movistar Cell Phones?

The state telecom, instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), purchased is selling to its customers cellular telephones with the “Movistar” logo. Apparently, the mistake is not an isolated one to the an ICE store located in the Zona Sur (Souther Zone), that was surprised to find that the recent Huawei U8186-7 models had the logo of […]

Gay Activist Challenges Parties

Gay Activist Challenges Parties

Lawyer and gay activist Marco Castillo has put his foot in the bee´s nest. This week he filed a writ challenging the Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE), demanding that the two political parties most opposing the gay marriage bill be ruled invalid under the constitution. He bases his complaint on the little-used constitutional article 28, which […]

What’s In A Letter? MINAET Changes Back To MINAE That Will Soon Be The MINAEM

What’s In A Letter? MINAET Changes Back To MINAE That Will Soon Be The MINAEM

The Environment ministry has dropped the “telecommunications” from its portfolio and goes back simple to Environment & Energy, the Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía (MINAE). Several years back with the coming changes in telecommunications, mainly the opening of the cellular telephone market and entering of competing operators in addition to the state, ICE, telecom became […]

Imported ‘Junkers’ Will Not Pass Riteve Inspection, Says Conavi

Imported ‘Junkers’ Will Not Pass Riteve Inspection, Says Conavi

Vehicles declared “totaled” or junked in other countries and entering Costa Rica (although prohibited by the Ley de Tránsito – traffic law) will not be allowed to pass the vehicular technical review (Riteve), says the director of the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (CONAVI) – Road Safety Council, Silvia Bolaño. However, Fernando Mayorga, head of the […]