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...

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...

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...

MOPT Testing Four Light Traffic Lights

In the not too distant future drivers at traffic lights in Costa Rica will more option to the...

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,...

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...

Costa Rican Women Burdened with Responsibilities

Costa Rican women not only devote to household chores more than double the time men do, but also...

Christmas Day in Costa Rica

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

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...

98% in Costa Rica Use A Cellular Phone, Study Reveals

Only 5% of adults living in Costa Rica do not currentty have a cellular phone. This according to...

Happy Day Instead of Happy Hour in Playa Samara

Forget Happy Hour... you can be happy any time of day at this beachfront hangout on Playa Samara...

Bank Manager and ¢378 Million Colones Missing

Juan Carlos Quesada is the prime suspect in the missing ¢378 million colones (US$750.000 dollars) missing from the...

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...

Speeding in Costa Rica Will Land You In Jail

Driving in excess of 150 km/h on Costa Rica's roads can land the driver up to three years...

“Notables” Propose Eliminating Autonomous Boards; Presidenta Promises Quick Action

The elimination of the boards of directors of independent institutions and the closure of Consejo Nacional de Vialidad...

Bank Manager Turned Robber Gives Himself Up

The bank manager who made off with ¢378 million colones from the Banco Nacional in Cóbano de Puntarenas,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lady Gaga Gets Costa Rican Fern Named After Her

Thursday, October 25, 2012 – QNews Costa Rica | Source: Latino Fox News   A newly identified Latin plant is...

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...

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...

Pay Aguinaldo On Alimony/Child Support Or Go To Jail

All employers know that December 20 is the last day to pay their employees the Aguinaldo. But, in...

World of new experiences in Costa Rica, Nicaragua

By Elizabeth Yardley, Phylliburbs/QCostarica Having been to Costa Rica so many times, I’ve grown used to the different culture,...

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...

Drunk Driver Kills 6 In Guanacaste

Six people were crushed under the weight of trailer loaded with stones in the late hours of Saturday...

“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...

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...

Karina Bolaños Former Deputy Minister of Culture and Youth (Video and Photos)

Costa Rica's Deputy minister of Culture and Youth Karina Bolaños has achieved international fame after learning that an...

Torres A La Tica!

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

Obama Visit in Costa Rica 2013

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

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Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

  Thanks to a recent law reform, residential rentals in colones cannot rise above the accumulated inflation of the past 12 months. In 2018, the legal...

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ruled against Uber with a verdict that affects 83,000 drivers affiliated to the technology platform. The decision follows a similar...

Over half a million Venezuelans fled to Colombia

More than half a million Venezuelans have taken refuge in Colombia to escape the crippling economic crisis in their country, Colombia Immigration (Migración Colombia)...

Foreigner Detained At Airport For Concealing Large Amount Of Cash

A woman of Cuban nationality was detained by the officials of the Policía de Control de Drogas (PCD) - Drug Control Police - at...

New ¢1,000 Not Fake: New Series Issued With Changes

The Banco Central (Central Bank) confirmed on Monday, January 22, that the new ¢1,000 banknote in circulation is not counterfeit, as it has been...

Canadian Wanted In Shooting Of Two Nicaraguans in Santa Teresa de Cobano

A fight outside a liquor store in Santa Terese de Cobano, in the Nicoya Peninsula, resulted in the death of one and serious injury...

Bomberos Attend Fires On Motorbikes

There was an emergency. There was despair. There was a house on fire. The owners called 9-1-1 for help. But instead of the sirens...

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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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[Video] Wendy Vanessa Interview In Alajuela Park

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New York Family of 5 Among 10 Americans Killed in Sunday’s Plane Crash in Guanacaste

A New York family of 5 are among the 10 Americans killed in Sunday's plane crash in Guanacaste. According to the New York Times, several...

Significant Earthquakes in Costa Rica Over the Last 100 Years

QCOSTARICA from Retireforlessincostarica.com - According to a CNN article today, “the death toll from Ecuador’s magnitude-7.8 earthquake climbed to 654 Saturday evening, according to...

QToons: Navas Shines in Spain!

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