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Another Senseless Tragedy: Mother And Son Die in Crash

In yet another tragedy a 28-year-old woman and her 7-year-old son died senselessly in a crash to avoid a traffic police checkpoint, on Saturday night in Golfito, in the southern zone. Four others were injured in the head-on crash. One of theme, a 13-year-old boy...

Thursday Rains Cause Floods In Quepos, Golfito, Osa and Perez

While in the Central Valley, for the most part, there was sun and clear skies, it was different in communities such as Pérez Zeledón, Quepos, Golfito and the Osa Peninsula, Thursday afternoon reporting heavy rains and flooding. Photos from the Comision Nacional...

6.1 Quake Shakes Costa Rica

A 6.2 earthquake shook Costa Rica on Friday afternoon at 5:22 pm, in the southern zone. The quake was felt throughout most of the country. According to the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori), the epicenter was located some 5 kilometers southeast of...

Q&A with Larry Crowder: Costa Rican Initiative Refocuses On Marine Issues

Costa Rica’s Osa and Golfito region, isolated on a peninsula in the country’s southwest corner, is home to colorful wildlife such as jaguars and toucans and to equally vibrant human communities with unique traditional customs. Like many biodiverse areas of the world, it faces...

Second Plane Down In Ten Days In Costa Rica

  A small plane left the runway and crashed on Wednesday morning at Punta Banco beach, in Pavón de Golfito, Puntarenas, in the southern zone. The crash occurred at 10:24 am. The four passengers and pilot of the small plane were shaken up, but are in...

A Moving Monday Morning: Two Quakes Shake The Pacific Coast

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake shook up the Central Pacific early this Monday morning, at 7.49 am, at 23.7 kilometers southwest of the beach town of Jaco, at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori) The National Seismological Network...

Landslide Causes Problems On The Ruta 2, Inter American Highway South

The Interamerican Sur (Ruta 2) - Inter American highway south - between Palmar and Rio Claro is down to only one lane, at kilometer 32, after a landslide on Sunday took out a good part of the road. On Sunday, all traffic was closed. But...

Black Friday Postponed in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Due to the severe climate affecting the country, a number of local businesses announced that they will suspend the Black Friday promotions. Large retailers like Walmart, La Curacao and Gollo announced they are reprogramming their Black Friday to Friday December...

Possible Imminent Closure of Golfito Duty Free Will End The Savings

QCOSTARICA - Those heading south to Golfito for the savings may be surprised to find the Depósito Libre Comercial de Golfito (Golfito Commercial Duty Free Zone) closed starting October 1. Carlos Murillo, executive director of the Regional Development Board of the Southern Zone (JUDESUR), administrator...

Four Drown In Sunday’s Shipwreck in Golfito

QCOSTARICA  - Four of the nine people, including three children, belonging to the same family died when their small boat shipwrecked in Golfito, in the southern zone,  Sunday afternoon. According to Martina Arias, director of the Coast Guard, the body of the fourth victim, five...

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