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Agreement to expand the Ruta 27 would be ready next year

2019 will be the year full of "road work" according to the Minister of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), Rodolfo Méndez, who on Wednesday confirmed the beginning of the negotiation process for the expansion of the autopista José María Castro Madriz, better known as...

Tourist Van Attacked During A Demonstration in Puntarenas (Photos & Video)

This video posted by Raul Gonzalez on Facebook is how a U.S. family visiting Costa Rica will remember their vacation in the land of "pura vida", my ass! In Puntarenas, in the area of Caldera, a minivan with a group of visitors, made up of...

Search Continues For Dad Swallowed By The Sea After Saving His Son From Drowned

The Cruz Roja (Red Cross) resumed this Monday morning the search for a man who went missing in the waters of playa Calder, Puntarenas. According to authorities, the man, whose identity was not made public, rescued his son who was drowning and then disappeared after...

More Cruise Ships Arriving in Costa Rica

During the 2016-2017 season, 250 cruise ships (cruceros in Spanish) arrived at the country's ports: Limon and Puntarenas, representing an increase of 34% over the previous season, and the number of tourists on board increased by 16%. According to official figures, between the seasons 2015-2016...

Costa Rica Cruise Season Expectations

  For the 2017-2018 cruise ship season, the Caribbean port town of Limon expects the arrival of 240,000 tourists aboard 115 cruise ships. December 30, 2017, will be the most visited day with 7,000 visitors, while January 14, 2018 could be the day with the most...

Speeding and Torrential Rains May Have Been Cause For Sunday’s Five Fatality Crash

A combinaton of speed and torrential rains may be the cause of the crash on Sunday, on the Ruta 27, that claimed the lives of five and sent four others to the hospital. The Policia de Transito and the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) -...

The Aftermath in Caldera

The aftermath of the tide flooding Caldera. Photo is of the section of the Pacific coastal road connecting the Interamericana norte to the Ruta 27 and prone to high tide and strong waves. See our report "High Tide Floods Caldera" here.

High Tide Floods Caldera

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - reported 27 families in Caldera were affected Monday by the high tide on Monday. The high tide began rising at 4:00 am Monday and within minutes had flooded the low lying area of the...

“High Volatility” Of Dollar Exchange Reason For Increase In Toll Charges On Ruta 27

  Q COSTA RICA - Using the reasoning of "high volatility" of the dollar exchange, Globalvia, the concessionaire of the Ruta 27, announced on Tuesday an increase in the tolls of ¢120 in total (one way) between Escazu and Caldera for light passenger vehicles. The new...

Ruta 27 To Be Expanded: Six Lanes From La Sabana To Cuiadad Colon and Four Lanes To Caldera

Q COSTA RICA NEWS / There was a time in the not so long distant past the new Ruta 27 between La Sabana (San Jose) and Caldera (Puntarenas) was a welcome relief for drivers. Today, circulating the Ruta 27 means an almost sure bet of...

[BLOG] THE CALDERA HIGHWAY – ROUTE #27- MANAGEMENT CUDOS AND CRITICISMS

QCOSTARICA - The Caldera Highway, as it is known to most of us living in Costa Rica, or Costa Rica Highway Route #27, as it is officially designated, has become one of the most important traffic links in the Country, connecting San Jose and...

Former President Oscar Arias Blasted Over Comments Of The Ruta 27

- A post on Facebook in which former President Oscar Arias said he was "happy" to have built the Ruta 27 between San José and Puntarenas, sparked controversy on the social networks this Sunday. "Yesterday after lunch in Turrucares with a group of ex-legislators, Suzanne...

Caldera Dock Finally Opens For Business

COSTA RICA NEWS - Ready, but unable to operate due to political red tape, the new dock at the Caldera port, in Puntarenas, was inaugurated Thursday, the first port in the country with the ability to handle Panamax ships. At a depth of 13 metres...

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