Costa Rica Prepping for Legalized Marijuana in US

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

One Driver’s License For Central America?

Your Costa Rica drivers license could be used throughout Central America if transit authorities...

MOPT Testing Four Light Traffic Lights

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

Navigate The Streets of San José Like A Pro

The streets of San José, as in most towns in Costa Rica, each block...

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...

“Costa Rica! We Have a Problem!”

As might be expected the problem revolves around money and lack of planning. With...

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....

Water Rationing Of San José Confirmed

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

In La Cuesta de Enero The Compra y Venta Is The Saviour

The phrase La Cuesta de Enero is too well known in Costa Rica, for...

Parents Should Inspect Buses That Transport Their Children to School

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

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...

The Forgotten Sea Turtle Beaches in Costa Rica

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

“Ticas” Struggle To Shed Their Male Name

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

Dog Walker Takes Dogs For Walk!

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

300.000 In Costa Rica Live in “Informal Settlements”

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

54% Of Traffic Tickets Appealed

More than half of traffic tickets are appealed says the Consejo de Seguridad Vial...

Costa Rica’s Milk Market Is Brewing

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

Comptroller Files Corruption Charges

Via Fijatevos/QCostarica Thud! That's the sound of the other shoe dropping in the case of...

Costa Rica To Promote Use of Electric Taxis

Two hundred taxi drivers will be able to exchange their old taxis for new...

Offenders To Pay Traffic Fines

A ruling by the Sala Constitucional (Constitutional Court) says that the offender is the...

Happy Day Instead of Happy Hour in Playa Samara

Forget Happy Hour... you can be happy any time of day at this beachfront...

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...

New Political Party Emerges From The Crumbling PUSC

A new political party has emerged for the upcoming presidential elections in 2014, the...

Costa Rica ready for World Cup duties

FIFA.com/QCostarica The logo and mascot of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Costa Rica 2014...

Fuel Carriers Fear Shortage Due To Expired Permits

A gasoline shortage could be a reality in the coming days due 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...

Driver In Weekend Accident Killing 6 Faces More than 40 Years Prison

It was Saturday evening, around 11:30pm, when a group of three couples were coming...

Obama Visit in Costa Rica 2013

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

Johnny Araya Acclaimed As PLN Presidential Candidate

Almost four years ago Johnny Araya had to take a back seat to Laura...

A “Moving” Week, 15 Earthquakes Registered

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

Immigration Director To Be Back At Work Following Forced Vacation

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

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...

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Former Miss ‘Monoseada’ In Guatemala

Few men could resist the charms of the former Miss Karina Ramos, who visited Guatemala over the weekend and took the opportunity to play...

Talamanca Man Takes Pride And Cherishes The Coffin His Dear Friend Made For Him

This is the story of two friends looking out of each other. Don Adán López López, better known as Panchito, was sent home (medically...

Man Kills Own Brother Over Alleged Sexual Abuse Of His Woman

A man, 61 years of age, identified by authorities by his surname, Quirós López, was stabbed and killed by his own brother on Monday...

Tickets For May 8 ‘Transfer of Powers’ Now Available

The next government of Costa Rica will celebrate 200 years of our country as a free, sovereign and independent Republic. On May 8, the...

Costa Rica Has A New Map: Includes 36,000 km2 of Maritime Territory Won in Court Against Nicaragua

Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry presented, Monday afternoon, the new map of Costa Rica with the 36,210 square kilometers (km2) of maritime that the country...

Cop and Former Cops Faked Roadside Blocks To Murder Model, Her Boyfriend and Brother

An officer of the Fuerza Publica (national police) in Alajuela and two former policemen faked a roadside police stop to intercept three people who...

Nicaraguans Continues On Edge

Nicaraguans, as they enter the seventh day of protests that have touched every corner of the country, continue on edge. The worst part is...

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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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Germany’s Enviroment Minister Travels to Costa Rica For Talks on Environment

Q COSTA RICA - In an effort to achieve its goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and becoming climate neutral by 2021, Costa...

‘The First Thing She Asked Was If She Had Killed The Maes’

Jealousy and not liquor played a key role the shooting of two men by a 27-year-old woman in Perez Zeledon. "The first thing she asked...

Mamón Chino Fair This Weekend In Perez Zeledon

(QCOSTARICA) Two million kilos of "Mamón Chino" (Rambutan) are produced in the country every year. The colourful and interesting exotic fruit is perhaps one...

Semana Santa in Costa Rica 2015

QCOSTARICA - Semana Santa in Costa Rica is a time for family and religious celebrations, or vacation at the beach or mountains. For many Costa...

“Paradise Papers”: Is Costa Rica Involved?

The most recent leak made by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is the Paradise Papers. This brings to light millions of dollars...