April 11 Is Juan Santamaria Day, A National Holiday

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

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...

The National Monument of Costa Rica

There is a pretty little park in Downtown San José that is called “National...

Short Video of San Jose in 1958

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

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...

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...

Aló…The History Of The Telephone In Costa Rica

If you have been in Costa Rica for more than a decade you will...

An Historical Look Of Avenida Central (The Boulevard)

The building to the left was replaced with what is not the Plaza de...

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

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

PHOTOS: Cinchona “Then” and “Now”

La Nacion has published a six photo essay of then and now of the...

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...

1953 Poas Volcano Eruption Remembered

Friday marks the 60th anniversary of one of the major eruptions of the Volcán...

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