Costa Rica ‘More Complete’ After Recovering 200 Artifacts From Venezuela

Costa Rica said it is "more complete" after recovering nearly 200 pre-Columbian artifacts from Venezuela, where they had...

The National Monument of Costa Rica

There is a pretty little park in Downtown San José that is called “National Park” (in Spanish, “Parque...

Short Video of San Jose in 1958

The clip is of Avenida Central, now the pedestrian boulevard, in 1958. Interesting note of the Imperial beer...

Costa Rica’s Military History Revived With 100 Years of Bellavista Barracks

By the end of the XIX century, San Jose expanded to the eastside. Constructions such as the Estación...

Mexican and Central American Independence: A Historic Backdrop for Present Challenges

On September 15th, five Central American nations — Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua — will...

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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Volcanologists Get Up Close To The Turrialba Volcano (Photos and Video)

Using a drone a group of volcanologists calling themselves Volcanes sin Fronteras (Volcanos Without Borders) were able to give us impressive photos and video...

First Outbreak of Bovine Rabies Of The Year

The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (Senasa) - National Animal Health Service - says it has detected the first bovine paralytic rabies outbreak of...

“Volá como el Presidente” (Travel Like The President)

President Luis Guillermo Solis came to power on May 8, 2014, and immediately got on an airplane. That made Solis harshly criticized by many...

3 Reasons Not to Live in Costa Rica (and 3 Reasons You Should Move There Now!)

It took a while for my husband and I to pluck up the courage to sell our house and most of our belongings then move...

Diet Coke gets a new look and new flavors

Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales. Coca-Cola Co. said last week that it's making its 12-ounce...

Everything Simple Made Difficult, The Costa Rican Way!

RICO's TICO BULL - Costa Rica's first same-sex marriage that was set for today, Saturday, following the Corte Interamerican de Derechos Humanos (Inter-American Court...

Costa Rica Notaries Cannot Marry Same-Sex Couples

Despite a resolution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees same-sex marriages in Costa Rica, the first gay couple to have tied...

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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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Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega Shows His Dark Side

TODAY NICARAGUA (La Prensa) The executive secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (Asociación Nicaragüense Pro Derechos Humanos - ANPDH). Alvaro Leiva, reaffirms...

Former Papal Envoy Indicted For Pedophilia By The Vatican Was Diplomat in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) High-ranking Vatican official, Jozef Wesolowski, accused of six counts of abuse against minors, set to stand trial in a Holy See court, walked...

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...

Katy Perry In Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA EXTRA - Katy Perry is in Costa Rica, arriving Friday afternoon from Panama at the Liberia airport. Perry, travelling under the name Katheryn Elizabeth...