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Residents of Puerto Viejo, Limon Held Beachside Memorial For Canadian Killed in Costa Rica

Residents of Puerto Viejo, Limon Held Beachside Memorial For Canadian Killed in Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA – Some 200 people got together to walk to Playa Cocles, in the Caribbean coastal area of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (Limon), following the route Bruce McCallum had walked less than a week before,  trying to snap shots of the sunrise when he was fatally stabbed to death. The 58 year-old high […]

Another Megaport For Limón

Another Megaport For Limón

Q COSTA RICA – A rumour that has been in the streets of port city of Limón for almost a decade is closer to becoming a reality. On February 3, the international consortium America’s Gateway Development Corporation (AMEGA) got the green light from the National Concessions Council (CNC) to begin technical studies and apply for […]

Environmental Study for Road to Limon Rejected

Environmental Study for Road to Limon Rejected

The Environmental Impact Study for the extension of Ruta 32 (San Jose – Limon), which will cost US$495 million, has shortcomings in form and substance, and does not include geotechnical or and social impact studies. A work which is urgently needed for the Costa Rican economy is still on hold. The Secretaría Técnica Nacional Ambiental […]

Costa Rica Issues “Green Alert” For Caribbean and South Pacific For Hurricane Matthew

Costa Rica Issues “Green Alert” For Caribbean and South Pacific For Hurricane Matthew

(QCOSTARICA) The National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias – CNE) issued a “green alert” for the province of Limon and the South Pacific for possible high waves and heavy rains, as a result of a indirect impact of Hurricane Matthew. According to a press released by the CNE, the alert is preventative. The University […]

Remembering The Limon Earthquake

Remembering The Limon Earthquake

Friday, April 22, 1991 was the 25th anniversary of the biggest recorded earthquake (temblor in Spanish) in the history of Costa Rica. The 1991 Costa Rica earthquake, known as the Limon earthquake, registered 7.8 on the Richter scale, th  in Pandora, Valle La Estrella, Limon, in Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. The earthquake was the strongest recorded […]

China Wants To Talk

China Wants To Talk

QCOSTARICA – Last week, Costa Rica’s State refinery, the Refinadora Costarricense de Petroleo (RECOPE) decidedt to abandon the US$1.5 billion dollar refinery project upgrade it was working with the China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC). Today (Monday) the Chinese have called for talks. In 2009, RECOPE and CNPC formed a company called SORESCO, to build a […]

Maximum Sentences For Four In Jairo Mora Murder

Maximum Sentences For Four In Jairo Mora Murder

QCOSTARICA – The maximum prison term was handed down to four individuals for the 2013 murder of an environmentalist Jairo Mora and the rape of four female volunteers who were with him. The decision by the Tribunal Penal de Limon (Limon Criminal Court) came after a nine-week retrial of seven men accused of murder,  illegal […]

The Weather Continues To Batter Limon

The Weather Continues To Batter Limon

(QCOSTARICA) Several communities in the province of Limon continue to be battered by heavy rains. In some places like Gali, Cuatro Millas and Manguita, the water is up to a metre high. In Matina and Estrada, the raging waters broke through the dykes, flooding at least four banana plantations, where workers had to be evacuated […]

Ruta 32 Once Again Closed Due To Heavy Rain

Ruta 32 Once Again Closed Due To Heavy Rain

(QCOSTARICA) The heavy rain has once again caused the closure of the Ruta 32, between San Jose and Guapiles, causing landslides between kilometres 24 and 41. This is the third complete closure in the last two weeks, the first occurring on June 20. The ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) confirmed the closure shortly […]

Director of CNE Dismissed In The Middle of Emergency Efforts In The Caribbean

Director of CNE Dismissed In The Middle of Emergency Efforts In The Caribbean

(QCOSTARICA) Few details were available when President Luis Guillermo Solis confirmed this morning the dismissal of the director of the National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Emergencias – CNE), Edgar Ruiz, knee-deep in the midst of the emergency caused by the heavy rains in the Caribbean. The CNE has been busy coordinating and involved in […]

Weatherman Confirms Presence of El Niño Affecting Costa Rica

Weatherman Confirms Presence of El Niño Affecting Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) — Costa Rica’s national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) confirmed today (Wednesday) that the country is under the influence of the El Niño. Werner Stolz, head of forecasts for the IMN, said the phenomenon has been an evolution that started last year and consolidated in the first months of this year. He […]

Heavy Weekend Rain Flooded 120 Homes In Caribbean

Heavy Weekend Rain Flooded 120 Homes In Caribbean

(QCOSTARICA) The downpoursbetween Saturday and Sunday in the Caribbean and northern area of the country caused the flooding of at least 120 homes in the province of Limon. According to the Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) – national emergency commission – they responded to 24 incidents: 13 in Pococi, two in Guacimo, two in Siquirres, […]

It’s Time Limón To Awaken!

It’s Time Limón To Awaken!

QCOSTARICA – A free zone (Zona Franca), two hotel developments and a condominium estimated at US$185 million and US$30 million are part of the works that private entrepreneurs have planned for the Atlantic province of Limón, Costa Rica. Moldy buildings are the memory of Limón’s last economic disappointment, at the hands of Limón businessman, Carlos […]

Nature Air Announces San Jose – Limon Daily Flights Starting Dec. 1

Nature Air Announces San Jose – Limon Daily Flights Starting Dec. 1

COSTA RICA TRAVEL NEWS — Nature Air announced the launch of a new direct flight from San José to Limón, starting December 1. The daily flight will leave the Juan Santamaría airport in San José at 5:50am and arrive in the Caribbean port city at 6:20am. According to the airline, fares start at US$48. In […]