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In Jacó You Can Get A Burger For US$499

It is common to see hamburger commercials at prices to get you in the door, but what about a special burger for US$499? Well, at Ridiculous Burgers, in Jaco center (in front of the Red Cross) that's the price for one of their special burgers....

3.9 Quake Hits Jaco

A 3.9 magnitude earthquake shook the area of Jaco at 9:47 pm Thursday. According to the Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) the quake's epicenter was 45 kilometers south of Jaco, Garabito (9.211 & -84.715), at a depth of 18 km.   Meanwhile, the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de...

Missing American Found Lifeless In Shallow Grave, Hands and Feet Tied

Thomas Jeffrey Cook, 62, reported missing since August 23, in Jaco, was on Tuesday found dead, in a 1.5 meter (5 foot) deep grave in the Palmiras de Siquirres, Limon. The American was wrapped in a blanket, wearing shorts and a shirt. The man was...

8 Arrested In Jaco Supermarket Shooting

Police in Playa Jaco arrested 8 people suspected in the shooting in front of the "Uno Mas Uno" supermarket in the early hours of Sunday morning. According to the press office of the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP), the incident occurred at 2:54 a.m. On-site...

Campaign Seeks To Reactivate Tourism and Economy of Playa Jacó

The growing lack of opportunities in the area of Jacó in Puntarenas led area businesses to seek a solution to return the town as it was before. According to the Jaco area businesses, for some time now, the community has seen a reduction in tourists,...

5.0 Quake Shakes Costa Rica Monday Afternoon

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook a great part of Costa Rican territory at 3:42 pm this Monday afternoon. The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological Network - said the epicenter of was 18 kilometers east of Jacó, in Garabito de Puntarenas, at a depth...

Costa Rica Takes 4th Spot in Americans’ Home Buying Destinations Ranking

Based on our latest report, Costa Rica ranks 4th in the top 30 locations U.S. residents look up online when they think about buying a second home.   Costa Rica stands out as the 4th choice for American home buyers, falling 2 spots compared to 2015...

Two Morning Quakes Shake Costa Rica’s Central And North Pacific Coast

Two tremors of moderate magnitude were felt on Tuesday morning in the Central Pacific and North Pacific of Costa Rica The most recent occurred at 9:03 am in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, and felt strongly in many areas of Guanacaste, the most intensely 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...

Seamounts Explain Sunday Night’s Strong Earthquake in Jacó

The 6.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Costa Rica Sunday night is due to the friction exerted by the seamounts of the Coco plate when it submerges under the Caribbean plate, on which Costa Rica is located. When sufficient energy is accumulated by the thrust of...

Sunday Night’s Earthquake Shakes and Rattles Jaco Supermarket

Photos shared on the social networks of a supermarket in Jaco (appears to be a Pali) following Sunday night's earthquake.that claimed three lives, two in Jaco and one in Coronado (San Jose).

Three Dead From Sunday Night’s Earthquake

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake shook Costa Rica Sunday night, leaving three people dead. As confirmed by the Fuerza Public (National Police), two of the victims were reported in Jaco, the area closest to the epicenter of the main tremor and six replicas. The quakes were...

Tropical Storm Nate Hits Costa Rica Hard: Seven Dead, Thousands In Shelters

Tropical Storm Nate has hit Costa Rica hard, especially in areas of Guanacaste were major roads have become raving rivers and hundreds of homes are under water. The government decreed a state of emergency to facilitate the channeling of resources to address the damages caused...

Are Tourists In Costa Rica Getting Screwed Over? You Decide!

Costa Rica, characterized as a jewel for tourism, last year alone visited by more than 2 million tourists, half of which were Americans, can you imagine the bitter experience by some paying more than US$120 (¢70,000 colones) for a bottle of Cacique? Or Agua...

Canadian Drowns in Playa Hermosa

Q COSTA RICA - Canadian Peter Scouras died tragically in a tragic drowning accident in Costa Rica over the weekend. Scouras, 33, was the co-owner of the iconic Red Top Drive Inn Restaurant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. "He was my best friend," Scouras' brother Demitris told...

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...

Crack Down On Prostitution In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA / Many living and visiting Costa Rica's capital city know about San Jose's other side, the side where in bars, massage parlors and night clubs women (and men) offer sexual services for payment. A recent report by Crhoy.com says that 800 people...

Zika Outbreak Worsens In Jacó

QCOSTARICA - The outbreak of the Zika virus in the Central Pacific town of Jaco has worsened, health officials reporting 10 new cases last week. According to the Ministry of Health, in just seven days, the number of cases went from 67 to 77...

The Scientific Reason You Should Take a Beach Vacation

QTRAVEL - You really don't need a scientific study to tell you a beach vacation is relaxing, but just in case you do, a new study by Michigan State University revealed that living in a location where you have the chance to see a...

Ministry of Health Continues To Find Zika Mosquito Breeding Sites

QCOSTARICA - It started in Guanacaste, but the Zika virus is now also present in Alajuelita (San Jose) and Jacó. The Health Ministry Vector Control Program coordinator, Dr.Rodrigo Marin, asserted Monday that they had been working hard for a week and a half to control...

Zika Virus Outbreak in Jaco: 19 Cases So Far

QCOSTARICA - The number of patients with the Zika virus has reached 19 in the Pacific coastal community of Jaco, Puntarenas. Health Minister Fernando Llorca said the increase in the number of cases in the area is no surprise, given the large "mobile" population in...

Copacabana Hotel Jacó Announces Oceanfront Jacuzzi Suite

(QCOSTARICA TRAVEL) Press Release - The Copacabana Desire hotel in Playa Jaco announced the addition of the Oceanfront Jacuzzi Suite, a one bedroom ocean front suite with a Jacuzzi on the balcony with a king bed. In addition to the Copacabana Desire hotel’s all-inclusive program...

Waves “Like Never Before Seen” in Playa Jaco

QCOSTARICA - Strong waves sweeping the Pacific coast have created a scenario rarely seen in Playa Jaco (Beach), surprising locals and tourists alike, lasting for hours on Monday. "It's shocking what is happening, never seen before", Marvin Perez, Municipality of Garabito road official, told Telenoticias. Perez...

New Traffic Sign To Alert Animal Crossings

QCOSTARICA - Animals trying to cross the road in search of food, for reproductive needs or simply because they do not realize the danger they are exposed to, and struck by vehicles is a common occurrence throughout the country. According to research conducted by Adrian...

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