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Thursday 20 July 2017

Bomberos Race Raises Funds For Homeless Family

Some three thousand people attended this Sunday to a colorful race organized by the Bomberos de Costa Rica,...

Kristina Hughes finds her niche in Tamarindo

TODAY COSTA RICA, Tamarindo - You will very rarely see the lovely Kristina Hughes without her little half...

After 50 Years, Church Gives Creator Of Zarcero Park Sculptures The Boot

  TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Zarcero is a small community perched on the edge of the Central Valley...

FIA 2017 Kicked Off With A Flying Circus, Music and The Tango

TODAY COSTA RICA - Thousands came out Thursday were dazzled by the open air music, aerial circus and...

Paseo Gastronomico La Luz, An Update on San José’s Exciting Restaurant Row

TODAY COSTA RICA - Over the past few years, the city of San José has created an exciting...

Villagers Of The Jícaro Valley (Guanacaste) Literally Wore Their Ancestors

TODAY COSTA RICA - Nowadays, people cling to objects that belonged to our ancestors as a way to...

Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography used to be a hobby limited to people with the deep pockets to afford the equipment—cameras,...

Who Where The Filibusteros (Those Yankee Invaders)?

Q COSTA RICA, by Mitzi Stark. Outside of Central America few people know about the invasion of William...

The Number Two Of Things In Costa Rica

Living or visiting Costa Rica as a foreigner means not having to deal with cold and snow, you...

Interesting and Curious Facts About Costa Rica and Costa Ricans (List)

Home Delivery Fast food restaurants such as McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell and many others have home delivery or...

The Week Has Three Paid Holidays

Q COSTA RICA - This Semana Santa is a week with three - count them, one, two, three...

Quema de Juda (Judas Night): Scandals and Scoundrels

Q COSTA RICA – Judas Night (Quema de Judas in Spanish) is the night before Easter. For some...

Full Moon Cabalgata

Q COSTA RICA by Jack Donnelly - Costa Rican love horses, even if they live in the midst...

Alcohol and Caffeine, Two Drugs that Have Shaped Human Civilization

(Q24N) No two drugs have defined human civilization the way alcohol and caffeine have. Nature created both to kill...

People In Search of Recreation In The GAM Are Condemned To Malls

Q COSTA RICA - Guillermo Carazo, president of the Cámara Costarricense de la Construcción (Costa Rican Chamber of...

San Jose Readying Its First Park of Dogs

Q COSTA RICA - Ramps, footbridges, labyrinths and areas for socialization and recreation are part of the plans...

Sudor and Sabor, The “Carnaval” Returned To San Jose

Q COSTA RICA - Sudor and Sabor ... After 11 years of absence the "carnaval" returned to San...

12 Reasons Why You Should Never Invite Costa Ricans To Your Home

Q COSTA RICA - The Matadornetwork.com, in their list of the "12 reasons why you should not invite...

The National Theater of Costa Rica, The Nation’s Cultural Treasure

Q COSTA RICA, by Michael Miller - If you ask the average Costa Rican, what feature of San...

How Many Languages does Costa Rica Speak?

Costa Rica's official and predominant language is Spanish*. The variety spoken is Costa Rican Spanish, is a form...

The Spirit of the Season in “Chepe”

Getting into the holiday spirit in "Chepe" (San Jose). This photo is going viral on the social media in...

Christmas In San Jose Starts Friday!

COSTA RICA EXTRA – The capital city will kick off the Christmas 2016 season on Friday, December 2...

A Real, Prickly Christmas Tree In Costa Rica Can Cost US$270 Or More

Q COSTA RICA - How much would you pay for a Christmas tree? Not one of those that...

Boo! Feliz Halloween

(QCOSTARICA) Although most of the parties around town were on Friday and Saturday, today, October 31 is Halloween...

Ivette Cepeda to Celebrate Cuba’s Cultural Week in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Cuban singer Ivette Cepeda will perform in San Jose and in Puntarenas as part of the celebrations...

Total Chaos But, Free and Happy. Take a walk in the park to learn more.

For those of who are still undecided about living in Costa Rica, the next time you're in San...

Oktober BeerFest in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA)  As craft beer tourism continues to grow as one of the most popular trends, Costa Rica has...

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Feed the Monkeys

Before moving to Costa Rica, I had no idea that feeding monkeys was harmful. Or that their main diet...

My Parents and I Don’t Speak The Same Language

"If you're going to speak in English, don't speak at all," my mother hissed at me before we...

The Cartago Express Brings Weary Pilgrims Back to San José

by Michael Miller - August 2 is the official day when faithful Catholics of Costa Rica (and nearby...

Things I’ve Learned As A Latina In The U.S.

(Matadornetwork) And so it begins… I’m a Latina. Four years ago I filled my bags with what I...

The “Gringoization” Of Costa Rica Spanish

QCOSTARICA - The "Spanish of Costa Rica" is the form of the Spanish language spoken in Costa Rica....

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Elena Correa Officially Crowned Miss Costa Rica 2017

"I am proud to be her boyfriend," were the words of businessman Carlos Rodriguez on Elena Correa who was officially crowned Miss Costa Rica...

Low Cost Carrriers (LCCs) Flying High in Central America

  Low cost carriers (LCCs) airlines are finally starting to penetrate the intra-Central America market, driven primarily by the launch of the region’s first local...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Up 21%

Between April 2016 and April 2017, the balance of credit card debt in Costa Rica grew by 21%, equivalent to 3.7% of GDP, says...

Courier Business Growing in Costa Rica

The parcel forwarding companies JetBox, Box Correos and Aeropost reported increases of between 12% and 35% in the number of packages shipped in the...

Big Game Today, Costa Rica Vs. Panama

CONCACAF Gold Cup action continues today, Wednesday, July 19,  as Costa Rica faces Panama in quarterfinal action. The game is being played at the  Lincoln...

EU Enhances Partnership With Costa Rica

Today, on the first-ever official visit of any European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development (ICD) to Costa Rica, the current Commissioner Neven Mimica...

Would impeaching Trump restore the rule of law? Lessons from Latin America

Some Americans and members of Congress have called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. What happens after a president is impeached? The vice president would...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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...

OIJ Arrest Suspect Who Made Threats Against Ariana Grande Concert In Costa Rica Tonight

A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday morning in Tibás, as a suspect in a "threat of attack" at the concert that Ariana Grande will...

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