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Monday 22 May 2017

“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...

Water Rationing Of San José Confirmed

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

In Pictures: Sex in Nature

Did you know that Phasmids (stick insects) in Florida remain attached for five months after copulation and sex...

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...

Costa Rica’s Peaceful tradition extends to the protection of its animals with a hunting ban

Thursday 01 November 2012 | QLife | Source: Live in Costa Rica Blog On December 1, 1948, President José...

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...

I am not really a Costa Rican!!!

By Christopher Howard, Live in Costa Rica Blog Actually I have been a naturalized Costa Rican citizen for over...

The PayPhone In Costa Rica Going The Way Of The Dinosaur

Losses force ICE to do away with the payphones Who, if having a cell phone handy, would look for...

Offenders To Pay Traffic Fines

A ruling by the Sala Constitucional (Constitutional Court) says that the offender is the one responsible to pay...

Must Have A Lover

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

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...

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...

KFC Costa Rica wins Yum! Brands’ regional competition

A 5-person team representing KFC Costa Rica won Yum! Brands' annual competition in Latin America and the Caribbean...

In Costa Rica “Completed” and “Finished” Means Two Very Different Things

  In Costa Rica when we say complete it should not be confused with finished. A case in point...

Parakeets in Costa Rica Mimic Each Other to Start ‘Discussions’

Researchers studied parakeets that live in constantly changing flocks in Costa Rican forests The birds use mimicry to initiate...

‘Wild West’ of Medicine: Costa Rica has only 52 plastic surgeons duly recognized

The Asociación Costarricense de Cirujanos Plásticos (Costa Rican Association of Plastic Surgeons) confirms there are only 52 plastic...

New Political Party Emerges From The Crumbling PUSC

A new political party has emerged for the upcoming presidential elections in 2014, the Centro Democrático y Social...

Costa Rica’s Milk Market Is Brewing

Florida Bebidas, owners of the country's brewery, adds competition to Costa Rica's milk market (QExclusive) Dos Pinos, once the...

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...

Christmas Day in Costa Rica

At noon today (Christmas Day) kicks off the Zapote Fair - the first of a series of annual...

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...

Doctors Recommend Flu Vaccination

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

Torres A La Tica!

Quick, what is the tallest building in Costa Rica? If you answered the Banco Nacional you were close. At...

“Ticas” Struggle To Shed Their Male Name

Seven Costa Rican transgenders want to erase all of their identity as a male. They feel as being...

Figueres presents ‘Way Forward’ for Costa Rica

Via TicoTimes/QCostarica After making it clear a few weeks ago that he would not run for president in 2014,...

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...

Glass Hopper: The Astonishing Transparent Frogs of Costa Rica’s Cloud Forest

QCostarica - They are a breathtaking insight into the complexity of the animal world. The aptly-named glass frog...

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...

Obama Visit in Costa Rica 2013

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

Another “Happiest Country” Survey; Costa Rica Doesn’t Make the Cut

Norway tops the list of happiest countries in the world What does happiness mean to you? At its core...

54% Of Traffic Tickets Appealed

More than half of traffic tickets are appealed says the Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi), confirming that it...

Navigate The Streets of San José Like A Pro

The streets of San José, as in most towns in Costa Rica, each block is assumed to be...