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Ministry of Environment Assures “The Discovery Project” Will Not affect Guanacaste’s Water

Ministry of Environment Assures “The Discovery Project” Will Not affect Guanacaste’s Water

Q COSTA RICA by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com – “This project does not put any community’s water at risk. It is supplied by wells that had already been drilled on the property, with the proper permits and the AyA and Senara’s consent, and without harming other sources for human consumption.” With these words Edgar Gutiérrez, […]

Passion in Paradise! Heidi Klum On Romantic Vacation in Costa Rica

Passion in Paradise! Heidi Klum On Romantic Vacation in Costa Rica

Q EXTRA – Despite their 13 year age difference, Heidi Klum and Vito Schabel have sizzling chemistry. The 43-year-old model could barely keep her hands off her boyfriend, 30, Monday during their romantic Costa Rican getaway. The couple arrived at the Liberia airport on April 9 and left on the 15th. Heidi looked amazing, showing […]

Discovering Playa Naranjo, One of the Last Deserted Beaches in Guanacaste

Discovering Playa Naranjo, One of the Last Deserted Beaches in Guanacaste

Q TRAVEL by María Fernanda Cruz,Vozdeguanacaste.com – The tropical dry forest in Santa Rosa National Park has a stone-covered road that leads to Playa Naranjo, one of the last beaches in the province where you can spin around 360 degrees without finding a trace of buildings or construction projects. At the path’s entrance, a wooden […]

Where, when and how to recycle in Guanacaste

Where, when and how to recycle in Guanacaste

Q COSTA RICA by Amanda Zúñiga, Vozdeguanacaste.com – Seven municipalities in Guanacaste offer recycling-collection services in some communities. The other four municipalities have recycling collection centers and some pickup campaigns. Carrillo, which doesn’t have a special recycling-collection service, has the largest collection center in Guanacaste, located in downtown Filadelfia. The center was donated by the […]

Bike Lanes Begin to Gain Traction in Guanacaste

Bike Lanes Begin to Gain Traction in Guanacaste

Q COSTA RICA, by Wilberth Villalobos wilberth, vozdeguanacaste.com – Residents of Liberia, Nicoya, and Santa Cruz have already started pedaling in search of their own bike lanes on freeways and highways. These residents have presented projects asking each canton’s municipal councils to invest in these structures. This movement has been occurring throughout the country, with […]

Guanacaste Becomes A Magnet For Supermarkets in Costa Rica

Guanacaste Becomes A Magnet For Supermarkets in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA  – The arrival of large numbers of tourists in Guanacaste is one of the factors supermarket chains have been increasing their presence in the province. It was not long ago that supermarkets like Automercado, Supercrompro and Megasuper were not found in Guanacaste. However, the constant flow of tourists to the Pacific north […]

Costa Rica Living In… The World’s Most Welcoming Countries

Costa Rica Living In… The World’s Most Welcoming Countries

Q TRAVEL (By Lindsey Galloway, BBC.com) Costa Rica is among five spots, according to BBC.com, expats will likely be greeted with a warm welcome, a helping hand and a friendly smile. The BBC.com reports says that for many expats, finding new friends can ease the often overwhelming task of adjusting to a new life abroad. […]

Bureaucracy is Killing the Gulf of Nicoya

Bureaucracy is Killing the Gulf of Nicoya

Q COSTA RICA (Vozdeguanacaste.com) President Luis Guillermo Solís inaugurated the Interinstitutional Surveillance Station in Puerto Níspero de Cañas on July 19, 2016. That’s where the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC), the coast guard and the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA) were supposed to work together, for the first time in the country. It was […]

Bikini-Clad Hilary Duff in Costa Rica Tropical Getaway (Photos)

Bikini-Clad Hilary Duff in Costa Rica Tropical Getaway (Photos)

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Hilary Duff, 29,  in a s tunning in white bikini bottoms and a matching tank top tied up tight to show off her rock-hard abs, spent a sunny Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica with new beau Matthew Koma and didn’t give a sh*t about being photographed, “canoodling” as one gossip rag put […]

Bull Riding: A Tradition and a Vice

Bull Riding: A Tradition and a Vice

Q COSTA RICA (by David Bolaños, Vozdeguanacaste.com) Gambling your life on an angry half-ton bull requires practice. For Dylan Rodríguez, a member of the group Los Bajureños, that practice happens in his grandmother’s patio on a rusty barrel underneath a star fruit tree next to the latrine. Los Bajureños are a group of young people […]

A Peek Inside the Kardashians US$16,500 A Night Costa Rica Holiday Villa

A Peek Inside the Kardashians US$16,500 A Night Costa Rica Holiday Villa

EXTRA – The entire world knows that the Kardashian clan recently spent a few days in Costa Rica, vacationing in the country’s Papagayo Peninsula, in Guanacaste. We all saw the photos of the Kardashian girls and Kylie Genner in swimsuits. The Kardashians are famous for living in style…and their Costa Rica holiday was no exception, […]

Health Officials to Investigate Pungent Wastewater at Samara, Guanacaste

Health Officials to Investigate Pungent Wastewater at Samara, Guanacaste

Q COSTA RICA (by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com) The Health Ministry launched an investigation this week into the source of a foul-smelling and dirty liquid draining onto Sárama’s beach, less than eight meters from the ocean. Zinnia Cordero, director of the Nicoya Regional Health Department, confirmed the investigation and said her office would send inspectors […]

Güicho Pizarro: The Last Liberian Oxherd

Güicho Pizarro: The Last Liberian Oxherd

Q COSTA RICA (By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com) José Luis Villareal Villareal, known as “Güicho Pizarro,” is a species in danger of extinction. Being a bullring groundskeeper and an oxherd – even in Guanacaste – isn’t common these days in the era of Uber and pickup trucks, but while Güicho’s oxcart doesn’t go over 10 […]

Newest Hard Rock Hotel Heads To Costa Rica

Newest Hard Rock Hotel Heads To Costa Rica

UPDATE: Jan 26, 2017:  The Hard Rock Hotels informed us that opening date has changed from 2019 to early 2018. Q TRAVEL / Hard Rock International makes waves today, announcing plans for Hard Rock Hotels experience in Costa Rica. The location for the all-inclusive hotel is Papagayo, Guanacaste. Hard Rock, in collaboration with Sunwing Travel Group, […]

Massacre in Liberia!

Massacre in Liberia!

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – Without a motive or a suspect, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) is working on putting together the pieces of the puzzle of what could have led to the murder of five people and the serious injury of another in a house in Liberia, Guanacaste. The alert came at 6:30am […]

UNA Veterinarians Save Ocelot Struck By Vehicle in Tamarindo

UNA Veterinarians Save Ocelot Struck By Vehicle in Tamarindo

Q COSTA RICA, from Vozdeguanacaste.com – A group of veterinarians from the National University’s Smaller Species and Wildlife Hospital (HEMS-UNA) saved the life of an ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) that was struck by a vehicle in Tamarindo. The accident occurred on Jan. 12. Veterinarian Gilberth Cavallini provided emergency assistance to the ocelot at the scene of […]

Guanacaste Real Estate Market Finally Bouncing Back From 2008 Crisis

Guanacaste Real Estate Market Finally Bouncing Back From 2008 Crisis

Q COSTA RICA, by César Brenes Quirós, Vozdeguanacaste.com – In 2007, Guanacaste witnessed a boom in real estate and tourism, prompting Costa Rican developers DWL to invest in a mixed-use megaproject called Solarium. Located across from Daniel Oduber International Airport, the development was to include offices, warehouses, universities and other offerings. Just two years later, […]

Upala And Liberia Mayors Criticize Lack Of Support By CNE

Q COSTA RICA NEWS 8:55pm Thursday. Both the mayors of Upala and Liberia, in the northern zone and Guancaste respectively, have critized the National Emergency Commission (CNE) for focusing their work on the landfall areas and not the tail end of Hurricane Otto. Upala’s mayor, Juan Bosco, during a live national television broadcast had strong […]

With Broomstick Unforgiving Waitress Fights Off Armed Robbers in Guanacaste

With Broomstick Unforgiving Waitress Fights Off Armed Robbers in Guanacaste

(QCOSTARICA) One man armed, the other with his face covered, entered the Pollolandia restaurant in Philadelphia, Carrillo, in Guanacaste after closing to rob the place. But they got a surprise, an unforgiving waitress attacks them with her broom she was using for clean up. In the video released by the OIJ, we see two men […]

Historical Sites You Must Visit In Guanacaste

Historical Sites You Must Visit In Guanacaste

(QTRAVEL) by Ariana Crespo, Vozdeguanacaste.com – The province of Guanacaste has scores of archeological, pre-Columbian and folkloric cities that are admired throughout the country. Visiting them gives you a strong sense of pre-Columbian culture, and the architectural structures take you back in time. The Voice of Guanacaste set out to feature five of these historical […]

Purchase Of Costa Rica’s Famed Peninsula Papagayo, Including Four Seasons

Purchase Of Costa Rica’s Famed Peninsula Papagayo, Including Four Seasons

(QBUSINESS) In a transaction whose amount was not disclosed, Gencom, a leading U.S.-based international luxury hospitality and residential real estate investment and development firm, acquired the majority of the share capital of the hotel complex Peninsula Papagayo Resort in Guanacaste.Gencom, According to a statement released by BusinessWire, the acquisition includes the Four Seasons Papagayo, an […]

Surfer Suffers Brutal Attack By Crocodile in Tamarindo

Surfer Suffers Brutal Attack By Crocodile in Tamarindo

An american surfer had to have his leg amputated after being attacked by a crocodile in Tamarindo beach, Guanacaste on Friday. The first news came in a 7:00am, that of Arthur Jonathan Cker (according to La Nacion report), 59 years of age, while surfing was dragged by wave into the estuary, where he was attacked […]

Mermaids of Guanacaste

Mermaids of Guanacaste

by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com – It is almost impossible to imagine a 25th of July without music. Every song you hear is a story of the province, a snapshot of its people and a piece of its heart. Karol Cabalceta, a researcher from Hojancha, sought out women in the area who have done just […]

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