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What are the Portuguese man o’ war found in the Caribbean and why are they dangerous?

At first glance, the Portuguese man o' war (fragatas portuguesas in Spanish) can be striking and even beautiful to observe, but it's best to keep a safe distance and never, ever, under any circumstances, touch any. Their appearance is deceptive. The Physalia physalis is a...

Cahuita: A Tale of Two Meccas

Cahuita might be described as a town blessed with two Meccas. It can be seen as a Mecca of Costa Rican wildlife with a hearty serving of fine dining; in addition, it can be considered a Mecca of superb cuisine with an ever-present sideshow...

Costa Rica and Nicaragua Back In Court Over Dispute Of Borders

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica and Nicaragua are back in court again in their ever continuing dispute over borders. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague ruled in 2015 over a dispute between the two countries regarding the small border territory known...

Cienaguita: A Town Fears That the Sea Will Steal Its Shiny New Face

Q - CIENEGUITA, Costa Rica (IPS) - Two years have gone by since the new government initiative which subsidises community works changed the face with which the coastal town of Cienaguita, on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, looks out to the sea. In place of a...

“This Is Not A Rainfall,” Warns Costa Rica President Solis

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - "This is not a rainfall," were the words of Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis this morning following hours of early morning meetings with a group of legislators and heads of various national relief and emergency support committees. The meeting...

Feeling The Cold?

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - The Tropical Storm, that turned to a Tropical Depression and later today to become a Hurricane that promises more rain in Costa Rica, brought a drop in temperatures, mainly in the lower parts of the Central Valley. The national weather...

All Roads To The Caribbean Coast CLOSED

UPDATED 9:53am (QCOSTARICA) -  ALL roads to the Caribbean coast are closed due to the heavy rains of the last few hours. According to the director of the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police), Mario Calderon, access is only by air due to the closure of the...

Ruta 32 Closed; Alternate Routes Also Affected

(QCOSTARICA) If your thinking of heading out to Limón from San Jose or vice versa, best to give it some serious thought, given that the Ruta 32 is closed in the area of Rio Blanco, at kilometre mark 58. The closure is expected to continue...

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