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Nude Hotels & Beaches in Costa Rica

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

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...

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...

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,...

Paseo Gastronomico La Luz, An Update on San José’s Exciting Restaurant Row

TODAY COSTA RICA - Over the past few years, the city of San José has created an exciting...

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...

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...

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...

Why Do You Keep Refrigerating Your Eggs?

QCOSTARICA EXTRA - If you’re from Canada or the United States living in Costa Rica, you probably store...

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...

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...

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...

Foods North Americans Miss While Living In Costa Rica

Living in Costa Rica can be a daily challenge, especially when it comes to food. We all have...

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...

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Feed the Monkeys

Before moving to Costa Rica, I had no idea that feeding monkeys was harmful. Or that their main diet...

Yes, There are Chinese in China Town

QCOSTARICA by Michael Miller - If you have any Costa Rican friends who live in San José, and...

Human Negligence Cause Of Crocodile Attacks in Costa Rica?

COSTA RICA NEWS  - The unexpected invasion of their habitat is the reason for the attacks by crocodiles...

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...

San José Street Officialy “Given” to Arts and Crafts Market

COSTA RICA NEWS - President Luis Guillermo Solís on Thursday guaranteed the continuance of the arts and crafts...

Baldí Arrives At Courthouse In Ferrari, Defending Himself Against A Defamantion Suit Brought By Former President Chinchilla

He doesn't arrive on foot, nor bus or taxi, but in a Ferrari sports car. And a yellow...

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...

Get A Driver’s License in Costa Rica Can Cost over ¢100.000 Colones

COSTA RICA LIFE - Educación Vial (Driver Education) calculates the cost of obtaining a drivers license at ¢55.985...
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...

Costa Rica’s Aging Population Multiplies Number of Seniors Driving

In Costa Rica, there are 185.231 people over the age of 65 with a active driver's licenses, according...

Tamales, A Christmas Tradition in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA EXTRA - For almost all Costa Rican families a Christmas season without tamales is just not...

Dias de Los Diablitos (Days of the Little Devils)

QCOSTARICA - If you have spent any time in Costa Rica, you have probably seen the brightly-painted balsa...

“Paradise Tattoo Convention 2016” Until Tomorrow

QCOSTARICA - If you are into tattoos you can't miss the “Paradise Tattoo Convention 2016” ongoing at the...

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....

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Staying Single Was A Good Business For Children of Government Pensioners

Q COSTA RICA - Staying single (not legally married) was a good business for dozens of children of government employee pensioners. Their 'single' status...

Clashes Between Uber and Taxis Continue, The Latest At The San Jose Airport

Q COSTA RICA - The clashes between formal taxi and Uber drivers continues in Costa Rica, with the latest on Tuesday night, this time...

FIA Preparations Worsen Downtown San Jose Traffic Congestion

Q COSTA RICA - If you are thinking of heading into downtown San Jose today, or for the rest of the week for that...

Belen Residents Complain Of Bad Odors Of Collapsed Landfill On San Jose Side Of The Virilla River

Q COSTA RICA - Environment and Health (Ambiente y Salud) authorities are investigating a "very serious problem" occurring over the weekend in a slope...

Colombian guerrillas disarm, starting their risky return to civilian life

This article, originally published on April 5 2017 with the headline “For Colombian rebels, a risky shift from armed revolt to party politics”, has...

Exiled Daughter of Slain Honduran Activist Exposes Coup Legacy

(Q24N) By the time she saw her mother lying dead on the ground, Margarita Montserrat Salinas Murillo knew she had to take action. She was...

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TODAY VENEZUELA – A helicopter from the Venezuela’s Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations agency was stolen Tuesday evening, circled around the Supreme Court building,...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

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

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

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Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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