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Saturday 24 June 2017

Totally Renovated Gran Hotel de Costa Rica To Reopen Before Christmas

It was March 1963 when visiting Costa Rica, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was a guest. Since then...

Aló…The History Of The Telephone In Costa Rica

If you have been in Costa Rica for more than a decade you will remember the "modern" (for...

April 11 Is Juan Santamaria Day, A National Holiday

QCOSTARICA by  Mitzi Stark - April 11 is Juan Santamaria Day, a national holiday celebrated in Alajuela with...

PHOTOS: Cinchona “Then” and “Now”

La Nacion has published a six photo essay of then and now of the 2009 Chinchona earthquake. The 2009...

An Historical Look Of Avenida Central (The Boulevard)

The building to the left was replaced with what is not the Plaza de la Cultura, the Pops...

1953 Poas Volcano Eruption Remembered

Friday marks the 60th anniversary of one of the major eruptions of the Volcán Poás. The day was May...

JFK Was The First U.S. President to Visit Costa Rica

John F. Kennedy (JFK) was one of the first U.S. Presidents to visit Costa Rica from March 18...

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

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