Bank Manager Turned Robber Gives Himself Up

The bank manager who made off with ¢378 million colones from the Banco Nacional...

54% Of Traffic Tickets Appealed

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

5.3 Quake Shook Central Valley

Costa Rica's Central Valley (San José and surrounding areas) shook early Thursday morning, when...

Bank Manager and ¢378 Million Colones Missing

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

New Political Party Emerges From The Crumbling PUSC

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

‘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...

Offenders To Pay Traffic Fines

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

No Concerts Past 8PM At National Stadium; Soccer Games OK

Rowdy and noisy sport activities are welcomed at the Estadio Nacional (national stadium) located...

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

The elimination of the boards of directors of independent institutions and the closure of...

“Costa Rica! We Have a Problem!”

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

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...

“Ticas” Struggle To Shed Their Male Name

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

Drunk Driver Kills 6 In Guanacaste

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

Protest “Mamatón” Today (Saturday)

In protest of the prohibition of breastfeeding in public areas by Lincoln Plaza, mothers...

Tax Plan B Just Sort Of Morphed Into Place

Given all of the hand wringing, woe is me and sorrowful words that an...

MOPT Testing Four Light Traffic Lights

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

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...

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...

Christmas Day in Costa Rica

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

Pay Aguinaldo On Alimony/Child Support Or Go To Jail

All employers know that December 20 is the last day to pay their employees...

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...

Success! I am now a legal Costa Rican resident!

By  Judith Lipton, M.D. and David Barash, Ph.D., Psychology Today/QCostarica Success! The witch is dead,...

Torres A La Tica!

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

Comptroller Files Corruption Charges

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

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....

Costa Rica’s Milk Market Is Brewing

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

Eighteen Documentaries Portray The Corners of The Central Market

San José's Central Market (Spanish: Mercado central) is the largest market of the city...

Figueres presents ‘Way Forward’ for Costa Rica

Via TicoTimes/QCostarica After making it clear a few weeks ago that he would not run...

Costa Rica almost feels like home … only hotter

By Elizabeth Yardley, phillyburbs.com| QCostarica For the month of November, we are spending our time...

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...

Starbucks’ new super-expensive coffee: Geisha variety that sells for $7-a-cup

The Costa Rican Fince Palmilera is the company's most expensive coffee It is only available...

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