Home Tags Heredia

Tag: heredia

Impressive photo of the lightning strike on the San Rafael de Heredia church

Circulating in social networks is this photo of the lightning strike that fell on the San Rafael de Heredia chuch Wednesday affternoon. The electric discharge struck the temple, that has lightning rods. According to a person who witnessed and confirmed the event, the lightning "even blew...

Real Estate Investments: Where are the Most Profitable?

In Costa Rica, it is estimated that rental housing with the best rates of return can be found in Escazú, Santa Ana, Sabana, Rohrmoser and the North of Heredia. Estimates from Colliers International Costa Rica detail that in the case of commercial warehouses, the areas...

Suprise Downpour Tuesday Afternoon (Photos & Video)

There is still some weeks to go before the rainy season, yet a freak storm Tuesday morning, with heavy rains and strong winds, caused damage in several areas of the greater metropolitan area of San Jose, causing more than usual afternoon traffic chaos. One of...

Police chief: Driver who ran over motorcyclist reacted ‘as if he had run over a plastic bag”

In his 25 years as a police officer, the police chief of Santa Bárbara de Heredia, Douglas Sandí, told La Nacion in an interview he had never noticed a person so calm after being arresting something so serious. "I have had to arrest countless people...

Road Rage In Heredia: Driver Rams and Kills Motorcyclist

It was late Monday afternoon, in the area of San Pedro de Santa Barbara de Heredia, in front of the old hardware store, when a driver ran into a motorcyclist following an argument on wheels. According to witnesses, the motorcyclist had verbally abused the driver...

Man Decides To Manually Operate The Train Level Crossing in Heredia Center (Video)

From the corner of ONLY IN COSTA RICA, Accidendes de Costa Rica posted on their Facebook page his video that, according to version they received, a driver gets off the car and operated manually... without anyone's authorization, the train level crossing at the intersection...

The Incofer Will Not Increase Rates Until It Improves Train Service

With good sense, the Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles (Incofer) Costa Rican Railway - admitted it will not request a fare increase in train services until it improves quality for the benefit of users. The first step planned by the railway is the contracting of an...

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 -...

TRENDING - 10 MOST POPULAR

LATEST