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Thursday 25 May 2017

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...

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...

Nude Hotels & Beaches in Costa Rica

Doing what we all think about – going nude in a public, is not so easy in a...

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...

Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

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

Pets Welcome Here: Pet Friendly Restuarants in San Jose

(QCOSTARICA) - What's better than taking your four-legged family member to a restaurant with you and enjoying a...

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...

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...

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...

A Platano is Not a Banana. So Make Patacones.

QLIFE - A platano (plantain) is not a banana. Tough it may look like a banana, feel like...

Costa Rica Celebrates El Día de los Inocentes Today

QCOSTARICA - If someone plays a joke on you today, don't be surprised, for today is El Día...

Closings in Barrio Amon and Barrio Otoya (San Jose)

(QCOSTARICA) By Michael Miller - In the past few months, a surprising number of establishments in San José's...

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...

Two Women Get in Street Brawl Over Cell Phone

COSTA RICA CONFIDENTIAL - Two women got into a street brawl over a cell phone, one of them...

Family Sues Hotels and Restaurants Over “Chifrijo”

COSTA RICA NEWS -- Chifrijo is a Costa Rica contemporary dish from 1990's with its origin from the...

Happy Mother’s Day Costa Rica! (Feliz Dia De Las Madres)

QCOSTARICA -  August 15 is a very special day in Costa Rica, a day celebrating a time-honored tradition...

The Art of Costa Rica: Beauty and Wildlife

COSTA RICA EXTRA -- Since he was a young boy, Nathan Miller, says he was drawn to nature....

Shucking Cacao in Mastatal, Costa Rica

Shucking roasted cacao beans in Mastatal, Puriscal, part of the process of chocolate making in Costa Rica. The...

Have a Beer While Driving in Costa Rica!

Driving overseas can be confusing enough without dealing with strange laws, like if converting the speed limit from...

The Importance of Having a Satisfying Job

By: Mary Serphos, Voz de Guanacaste - Given the steep rise in the cost of living in Costa...

When you marry or live with a Costa Rican, you basically commit polygamy

By Christopher Howard, Live in Costa Rica blog - I was married to a wonderful Costa Rican woman...

In Costa Rica, “MAC” Means Art

QCOSTA RICA - It is surprising how many expats don't realize that Costa Rica has an art museum....
These shelves exhibit traditional women's pottery from the Lenca tribe from Honduras. The paintings on the wall are folk art from the campesinas (the farming women) from the Arenal Volcano region, in Costa Rica.

Galería Namu, One of the Great Treasures of Downtown San José

QCOSTARICA by Michael Miller - “I opened this gallery in 1998 because I loved folk art.” said Aisling...

La Casona de Laly in Escazu Closed!

(qCOSTARICA) The famous restaurant La Casona de Laly in downtown Escazu has been shut down by health officials. The...

Learn a language, change yourself and others

COSTA RICA JOURNAL -- Learning English is now so common in Costa Rica that most language centers become...

Easter in Costa Rica Not Easter Without a Charlton Heston Epic on TV

QCOSTARICA - While many of the Devout trek to Cartago on foot, others spend their Easter Week vegging...

The Story of San José’s Famous Plaza de la Cultura for Retirees and Other Expats

COSTA RICA LIVING - It is impossible to miss La Plaza de la Cultura if you’re walking along...

¡Qué Rico Una Fresa! Indulge In The National Strawberry Fair

QCOSTARICA - With whipped cream, in a cake or with nothing, strawberries as simply delicious. And what is...

Woman Paid ¢ 75 million For Witchcraft Services

COSTA RICA NEWS - How much would you pay to have your personal and family problems resolved through...

Health Officials Keep A Close Eye On Zapote Chinamos

Arroz cantonés, yuca and repollo  (cantonese rice, cassava and cabbage) are staples at the Zapote fair, as are...

Two Weeks of Zapote Leaves 600 Injured on Average

QCOSTARICA - Starting at noon today, Christmas Day, and for the next two weeks thousands of people head...

Spy Toys Seduce Ticos

QCOSTARICA - A wife suspects her husband is cheating. In the GPS tracking device she recently gave him...