An Historical Look Of Avenida Central (The Boulevard)

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

Costa Rica May Soon Have A New Holiday: Abolition of the Army Day!

Days before Costa Rica celebrates the 70th anniversary of the abolition of its army,...

The desk of “Don Pepe” declared a patrimony and is now officially owned by the José Figueres Ferrer

Ownership of the desk of "Don Pepe" (Jose Maria Figueres Ferrer) was officially transferred...

Short Video of San Jose in 1958

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

April 11 Is Juan Santamaria Day, A National Holiday

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

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...

The National Monument of Costa Rica

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

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...

1953 Poas Volcano Eruption Remembered

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

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...

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...

Aló…The History Of The Telephone In Costa Rica

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

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