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Cold and strong winds caused damage, blamed for the death of young tourist in Varablanca

A high-pressure system is responsible for the cold and strong winds in most of Costa Rica since the beginning of the new year. The phenomenon caused winds that reach up to 90 kilometers per hour in Guanacaste and gusts of up to 70 kilometers in...

Oxígeno postpones its opening to the end of November

Cuestamoras had planned to open the doors of its mega project Oxígeno, in Heredia, on November 12. However, the company postponed the opening to the end of the month. The company assured EF that the works are 98% complete, but did not disclose the reasons...

Baby 5 Million Born in Heredia!

Costa Rica reached baby 5 million this Saturday, September 1st, as president by the Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas y Censos (INEC). Eithan Jesus was one three babies born between 9:20 pm and 9:30 pm in the maternities of the San Carlos hospital, in Alajuela, in...

Immerse yourself in the experience of a flight with the Space Drone Simulator SDS-1 at the Paseo de las Flores

For the first time in Costa Rica, the Space Drone Simulator SDS-1, arriving from Europe, is on display in the Paseo de las Flores mall in Heredia. This simulator is used for gamers or to train professional or military pilots. It has a P3D program...

OIJ looking for two missing teens in Heredia

The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) - Judicial Police - is asking for help to find two quinceañeras (15-year-olds) reported missing in Heredia. One of the girls is called Yuris Anielka Rojas Marchena, who has been missing since July 28. The other is Karla Patricia...

Businesses And Residents Of The Poas Volcano Desperate To Have Park Reopened

Some 410,000 people visited the Poas Volcano, the closest to the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM). An eruption in April 2017 closed the park to visitors. One year later, the Poas volcano park is still closed, despite the relative calm of the Colossus. In the year...

Drivers In Heredia Stuck In Traffic Threatened by Supposed Do-Gooders

In Heredia, several people have taken to directing traffic due to daily massive congestion. And help themselves out in the process, threatening drivers to give them money. Local police have identified them from the cameras in the vicinity of the Paseo de la Flores mall,...

OIJ raids 40 houses to dsimantle drug distribution network in Heredia (Photos)

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) raided a total of 40 homes in the province of Heredia in an attempt to dismantle a gang dedicated to the distribution of illegal drugs. In total 5 groups were targeted...

Car Loses Control, Slams Into House, Driver and Passenger Get Into Scuffle, Shots Fired (Video)

Just like the movies, a crash, fight, and gunfire. But this was not on a film set, rather in the streets of Santo Domingo de Heredia early Sunday morning, in the area of the Masxmenos supermarket. From the video from a street cam shows us...

Changes In The Airport Intersection Will Reduce Travel Time By Up To 30 Minutes, Says The MOPT

The changes to the intersection east of the San Jose international airport were completed on Friday, reducing congestion in the area and travel times up to 30 minutes, according to the  outgoing Minister of Transport, German Valverde. The completion of the work that began in...

Heredia Police Take Cue From Resident To Help Feed Stray Dogs

Ever thought of helping out street dogs? Taking a cue from a Heredia resident, the San Pablo de Heredia the municipal are taking action to feed the street dogs of their community. Using PVC piping, the officials of this Heredia community are creating refillable feeders. "These...

Firefighters Prevent Barrio From Burning To Ashes

A fire that broke out in the center of the barrio in Villa Paola de San Francisco de Heredia, had firefighters (bomberos) scrambling to prevent the flames from burning the entire low-income neighborhood to ashes. The bomberos combatted the fire from all sides using two...

Real Estate Developers Aim To Dodge San Jose Traffic Nightmare

Real-estate developers in Costa Rica are adjusting their offers in response to the growing traffic problems in the greater metropolitan area of San Jose (GAM), where commuters in the face hours each morning and afternoon moving to and from work. The aim to is cut...

OIJ Working Around The Clock To Solve Murder of Prosecutor

A 'very large' team of investigators and prosecutors are working around the clock to solve the murder of Heredia prosecutor, Hans De la O Solís, gunned down in front of his home in the early hours of Thursday. Mauricio Boraschi, deputy prosecutor of Territorial Prosecutors,...

Costa Rica’s First International Ice Hockey Tournament Has Canadian PM Excited

It's no Stanely Cup playoffs, but on November 18 & 19, Costa Rica's first ever international ice hockey tournament will take place in the hills of Heredia, where it is much cooler than in the Central Valley, at the Castillo Country Club, home of...

Two Trains With 400 People Collide Head-On in Heredia

Two seriously injured and more than 100 with cuts and bruises among other injuries is the preliminary count of the frontal collision between two commuter trains with 400 people, on Monday afternoon, in Santa Rosa de Santo Domingo, Heredia. The crash occurred minutes before 6:00...

Britt To Invest US$4M in New Building For Its Morpho Travel Retail

Grupo Britt has announced it will invest US$4 million dollars for the construction of an office building for one of its new companies Morpho Travel Retail. The new building will be in Mercedes Norte de Heredia, where the company currently headquarters the Café & Chocolates...

Eight Out Of Ten Assaults On Buses Occur At Night

Taking a bus in Costa Rica, for some, can be a scary experience. Drivers making change or sorting an counting money while negotiating traffic. Some even believe they are behind the wheel of race and on the Indy track.But at night the situation changes,...

Suspect In Brutal Attack During Confrontation Of Rival Soccer Fans Surrenders

We all watched in shock Monday morning, as rival soccer fans - hooligans - faced each other outside the Cartago stadium. In one impacting scene, a young man raises a rock over his head and slams into another young man, now laying on the...

Train of Idiots!

What has become almost a daily occurrence, a collision with the commuter train caused tremendous congestion this Thursday morning in San Franciso (downtown) Heredia. The collision also delayed the Alajuela - Heredia train service. In this incident, the collision involved two taxis, a bus, and the...

Three Private Costa Rica Hospitals Making Investments To Infrastructure and Services

Q COSTA RICA - Three private hospitals operating on Costa Rican are in the midst of carrying out investment plans in the amount of US$55 million over five years (from 2016 to 2020). The Clinica Biblica, Hospital Metropolitano and La Católica Hospital are seeking to...

TGI Friday’s Relaunches in Costa Rica With New Owners and Expansion Plans

Q BUSINESS - In a transaction whose amount was not disclosed, Costa Rica Grupo Inmobiliaria Genesis sold its international franchise for the restaurant chain TGI Friday's. The company that owns the franchise now is La 305 S.A., which has already started a process of remodeling...

Ruta 32 (San Jose – Limon) Closed Thursday and Friday Morning

The Ruta 32 (San Jose - Limon) will be closed between 10am and 2pm today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday), between San Isidro de Heredia and Rio Frio de Sarapiqui. The Conavi says it needs a complete closure to make improvements to the road, in particular...

Hospira Move To Costa Rica Confirmed

Q COSTA RICA - Hospira,  the larqest producer of generic injectable pharmaceuticals in the world, confirmed that it will gradually close its manufacturing plant in the Dominican Republic and that it will move most of these operations to its plant in Costa Rica, located...

Public Transit Appears To Be The Solution To The Congestion Caused By The ‘Platina’

Q COSTA RICA - Although it can take two times or more that it took a few weeks ago, travelling by bus to and from Alajuela and San Jose is still faster than by car. This according to transport authorities. This because public transit -...

The Goverment Puts On A Big Show, But Train To Alajuela Won’t Be Running Anytime Soon

QCOSTARICA - Despite the "big show" on Monday by President Luis Guillermo Solis, members of his cabinet, legislators of the different parties and the mayor of Alajuela, Roberto Thompson, train service to Alajuela is not going to happen as was planned for in the...

Shopping Centres Become Less Attractive For Eating And Shopping

QCOSTARICA- "Ferias" or sidewalk sales, although not new, but highly effective, is a strategy malls in Costa Rica are using to attract more visitors, in times when Costa Ricans are becoming less loyal to one single shopping centre. According to the latest Consumer Profile (Perfil...

Minors Conspires With Other Youths To Fake Her Own Kidnapping

QCOSTARICA - Asking mom for money took a different twist this past week, when a 15 year-old decided, with two other youths, to fake her kidnapping to extort ¢2.5 million colones (US$4.700 dollars) from her mother. On suspicion of extortion, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial...

More Security at New Mega Bus Terminal

QCOSTARICA  by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com - Including tourists, workers and Costa Ricans who journey to Guanacaste and other destinations, more than 10,000 people cross paths daily at the new 7-10 mega bus terminal located on the north side of downtown San Jose. The central station began operating on August 3rd and is now where the Alfaro bus company, which makes trips from Guanacaste to San Jose, makes its...

No Changes Foreseen to Costa Rica’s “Zona Francas”

(qCOSTARICA) Once again the Presidency (Casa Presidencial) has spoken out to calm investors denying the insinuations of a Deputy Minister related to opening up the discussion on "zona franacas" - free trade zone regime. According to an article in Crhoy.com, the Deputy Minister of...

The Commuter Train Surprises Alajuelenses

(QCOSTARICA) On Wednesday many Alajuelenses (residents of Alajuela) were surprised to hear the blowing whistle of the commuter train that will soon be part of their daily lives. The railway  - Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) - yesterday conducted a test from downtown Heredia to...

Canada’s Hangar Expands Its Facilities In Costa RIca And Hire 130

(QCOSTARICA) Working from Costa Rica for clients in Calgary, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Nashville, New York and London, Hangar, the Canadian digital firm specializing the production of digital services, announced an expansion of its facilities located in the Zona Franca Metropolitana,...

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