Poutine and Montreal Smoked Meat To Celebrate Canada Day in Costa Rica!

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - There was Poutine, Montreal smoked meat, Canadians, and Costa Ricans, but not a...

The Forgotten Sea Turtle Beaches in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA article by Shannon Farley  - Local eco-community Portasol Living is coordinating donations and volunteers for the unfunded...

Rare Albino Blue Marlin Captured On Film Off Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast

Few are the fishermen that can consider themselves lucky to tangle with a blue marlin, extraordinary is the...

Dog Walker Takes Dogs For Walk!

Dog Walker, is the first company in Costa Rica dedicated to business of taking dogs for a walk,...

“Once in a Blue Moon”: 5 Amazing Facts

  Here are 5 amazing facts about Tuesday night's full moon, that will technically be a Blue Moon, but...

Feliz Dia a Todas Las Mamá de Costa Rica!

Dia de la Madre or Mother's day in Costa Rica is the holiday of all holidays, a major...

Must Have A Lover

Many have a lover and others would like to have one. And then there are those that do...

Obama Visit in Costa Rica 2013

Get all the Q reports on U.S. President Barack Obama's 22 hour visit to Costa Rica.

Plan Ahead: Two Closures in Costa Rica This Week

If you are coming to Costa Rica this week, keep in mind two major closures. Wednesday, May 1, is...

Get Ready! TACA Travel Deal – TONIGHT ONLY

Starting at 6pm tonight, TACA says it will have "unbeatable" fare to fly from San José, Costa Rica...

Fer-de-Lance (Terciopelo) in Costa Rica

The Fer-de-Lance (Terciopelo) in Costa Rica: Habitat Widely adapted and common, the terciopelo is no stranger to lowland moist and...

Traffic Cameras To Start Rolling April 15

Although later than expected, the traffic surveillance cameras will start fining speeding drivers next month, according to the...

Do pets really look like their owners?

I think there’s hardly anyone among our readers, who doesn’t like animals, it just clicks with our human...

Latin Men Allow Their Wives To Work For Need Of Money, But Fear They Will Be “stolen”

Latin men fear that the woman leaving the home to work will meet another man, says study. Sexual harassment...

NEW – DISCUSSION AND COMMENTS ADDED TO ARTICLES

We've added a new feature on the Q, the DISQUS comments and discussion section. Disqus is a global comment...

On World Cancer Day, A Chance To Accelerate Efforts Toward A Cure

More than 700 people in Costa Rica are currently waiting for an appointment with an oncologist, as increasingly...

Parents Should Inspect Buses That Transport Their Children to School

In a couple of days the 2013 school year starts in Costa Rica* and as a precaution parents...

Foreign Capital Coming Too Fast to Costa Rica, VP Says

Foreign capital inflows have rushed into Costa Rica too quickly, sparking the government’s efforts to weaken Latin America’s...

The incidence of skin cancer is on the rise

So, you think you’re beating the sun, eh?  Well, the facts prove you wrong. Incidences of skin tumors...

Banco Central Imposes A Ceiling On Credit Growth

The Banco Central (Central Bank) imposed a ceiling of 12.2% on the growth of credit for this year...

Johnny Araya Acclaimed As PLN Presidential Candidate

Almost four years ago Johnny Araya had to take a back seat to Laura Chinchilla for the leadership...

Fuel Carriers Fear Shortage Due To Expired Permits

A gasoline shortage could be a reality in the coming days due to the number of trucks -...

Water Rationing Of San José Confirmed

The Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - water and sewer utility - expects more than 325.000 to be affected...

Immigration Director To Be Back At Work Following Forced Vacation

The director of Migración y Extranjería (immigration service), Katia Rodríguez, will be back on the job on Friday...

Costa Rica To Promote Use of Electric Taxis

Two hundred taxi drivers will be able to exchange their old taxis for new electric vehicles under a...

More than Six Years Later Escazú Gas Station Fire Goes To Trial

It's been more than six years since the entire country looked on in horror as a gasoline station...

Doctors Recommend Flu Vaccination

The start of the school year is around the corner and Costa Rica's Health professionals advise parents to...

300.000 In Costa Rica Live in “Informal Settlements”

Almost 300.000 people in 417 "informal settlements" (precarios in Spanish) live in poor conditions according to the study...

Laura Chinchilla and Raul Castro Held Historic Meeting While in Chile

For the first time since 1959, the leaders of Costa Rica and Cuba held an official meeting, when...

One Driver’s License For Central America?

Your Costa Rica drivers license could be used throughout Central America if transit authorities and road safter councils...

Costa Rica Prepping for Legalized Marijuana in US

Costa Rica, Mexico and Colombia have opened talks with U.S. officials to prepare for the legalization of marijuana...

A “Moving” Week, 15 Earthquakes Registered

It was 12:40am Friday another earthquake shook Costa Rica. This time the quake registered 3.5 on the Richter...

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Ziad Akl To Remain In Immigration Custody Pending Deportation

Ziad Akl, brother of Elias Akl, the Canadian-Lebanese national murdered last May 15, in front of a school in Escazú, remains in the custody...

ICE Prepared For Electric Vehicles

In front of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) main building in La Sabana. Read more on electric vehicles in Costa Rica

Chinese Railroad in Panama?

A rail line connecting Panama City and David is the first of several joint infrastructure projects to be studied, as part of a cooperation...

Slim’s Flagship Telecom Shudders Into Biggest Loss In 16 Years

Mexico's America Movil, the crown jewel of Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim’s empire, better known as "Claro", with extensive operations in Costa Rican and Central...

Presidential Candidates “Light” On Economic Plans

With only weeks to go for the second round of Costa Rica's presidential election on April 1, little has emerged on the economic plans...

A Week In Paradise: Women Escape The Cold With A Fitness-focused Trip to Costa Rica

(Dl-oline.com) Pura Vida: a Spanish expression meaning "pure life" that can be used as a greeting, farewell, or way to say "thank you;" a...

Nicaragua Shelves Canal, Promises Port

Of late there has been little or nothing about the Interoceanic Canada project or Grand Canal in Nicaragua, as the Ministry of Transportation and...

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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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U.S. at a Crossroad as It Confronts Turmoil in Honduras

Protests snaking through city streets, nighttime curfews, a raucous political battle over a president’s re-election: Honduras has been seized by a crisis since a...

EDITORIAL: If The Law Creating the Corporations Tax Is Unconstitutional, Why Do I Have To Pay?

If you own a corporation in Costa Rica - an S.A. (Sociedad Anomina) - you know well that there is a corporations tax payable...

Chinchilla: No Reason Credit Constraints Should Hurt Families

Costa Rica's presidenta Laura Chinchilla said on Thursday that there is no reason why the credit restrictions measures adopted by her government would hurt...

Costa Rican Restaurant Chain Seeking To Conquer Panama

QCOSTARICA - The Costa Rica chain of Italian restaurants La Fabbrica will this year be opening its first location abroad, in Panama City. The chain,...