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What are the Portuguese man o’ war found in the Caribbean and why are they dangerous?

At first glance, the Portuguese man o' war (fragatas portuguesas in Spanish) can be striking and even beautiful to observe, but it's best to keep a safe distance and never, ever, under any circumstances, touch any. Their appearance is deceptive. The Physalia physalis is a...

Pickup Collides With Bus on the Ruta 32, One Dead, 16 Injured

A collision between a bus and pickup on the Ruta 32, in the area of Carrandi, Matina, in the province of Limon on Wednesday left one dead and 16 others injured. The Cruz Roja (Red Cross) reported eight of the injured required a transfer to...

McDonald’s To Open First Restaurant In Limon

Arcos Dorados, that operates the McDonald's brand in Costa Rica will in 2019 open the doors of a restaurant in the province of Limón. With the Limon opening, in addition to a new store in Tres Rios and in the Oxigeno commerical center, there will...

A 72-year-old man in prison suspected of raping a 5-year-old girl

A 72-year-old man in Batán, Limon will be spending the next three months in jail, suspected of a raping a five-year-old girl. The Batán Prosecutor's Office confirmed the man, identified by his last names Solano Solano will be held in preventive detention (remand) while the...

Pococí Epicenter of Saturday Morning 5.0 Quake

A 5-degree earthquake shook several cantons of Costa Rica this Saturday morning, at 8:12 am, with its epicenter located 14.6 kilometers southwest of Guápiles, in Pococí de Limón, reported the Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica (Ovsicori) - Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of...

“If war is what you want, war you will get” Masked Men Threaten The President

Residents of Limon haven taken to social networks threaten the president, Carlos Alvarado and the Minister of Security Michael Soto, in response to the tear gas used by police against protesters blocking the Moin RECOPE plant. In the video posted on Facebook, two masked men...

Glass factory with 700 employees about to stop operations due to lack of gas

The glass factory Vidriera Centroamericana S.A. (Vicesa) activated its protocols to stop production this weekend, as it does not have enough gas for its operations. The situation is due to the strike affecting the dock of the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (Recope) - the Costa...

Demonstrators burn trailer at the Recope entrance in Moín, Limón

A group of unidentified people burned a trailer on Tuesday night that was parked at the entrance to the facilities of the Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo (RECOPE) - Costa Rican Oil Refinery - in Moin. Hours before about 30 people, at that same point, burned...

Neighbors Burn Down House of Suspect in Murder of 15-year-old

The house where a man, identified by his last name Carpio, suspect in the killing of 15-year-old Jesus Mora, lived was burned down by residents who didn't want him near them. Residents say the suspect lived in an abandoned house owned by a family...

Weather Conditions Keep Ruta 32 Closed, Could Re-Open This Friday Morning

If you are planning travel to or from San Jose and Limon this Friday (Aug. 3) take note that the re-opening of the Ruta 32 will be decided by officials of the MOPT at 6:00 am. On Thursday afternoon the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y...

Man Acquitted Of Murder In The Killing of His Best Friend

After a year and four months in preventive detention (remand), Caleb Villalobos Aguilar, 30, is a free man, acquitted by the Limon criminal court accused of killing his friend Roberto Menocal, who he shot in the middle of a struggle when he intervened to...

Ruta 32 Continues Closed

The Ruta 32, between San Jose and Guapiles, continues closed as work crews try to clear the debris on the road from the numerous landslides. The closure occurred on Friday when hundreds of vehicles and more than 500 people were trapped in between the landslides. The...

Trapped: ‘Spending The Night Sleeping Next To A mountain and With Unstoppable Rain”

Silvia Chaves-Herra, 38 years old and a journalist by profession, is one of dozens who were trapped on Friday between the multiple landslides that occurred on Ruta 32 due to heavy rains that affected much of the country over the weekend. She said: "spending...

The Heavy Rains Of Friday Night (Photos)

Images of the Friday, July 13, rains from various internet sources. See the Q reports: Driver Killed When Truck Hit By Landslide On The Ruta 32 Yellow Alert: Rains Generated By High Pressure System Hit Hard Limón and Turrialba

Yellow Alert: Rains Generated By High Pressure System Hit Hard Limón and Turrialba

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergencies Commission - declared a yellow alert in nine cantons of Costa Rica this Saturday morning, due to heavy rainfall generated by a high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean. In Limón, Siquirres, Matina and Talamanca are on...

Ruta 32 At The Zurqui Closed This Friday Morning Due To Landslide

If you are traveling to and from San Jose and Guapiles this Friday morning be aware of the closure of the Ruta 32 in the area of the Zurqui, due to a landslide Thursday night. MOPT authorities are expecting to clear the debris and re-open...

Gunmen Used AA AK-47 To Kill Three Motorcyclists in Siquirres

Three men traveling on two motorcycles down a gravel road were shot dead with an AK-47 assault rifle, this Sunday at dawn, near a banana plantation in San Carlos de Pacuarito de Siquirres, Limón. The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) said it was investigating it...

Cahuita: A Tale of Two Meccas

Cahuita might be described as a town blessed with two Meccas. It can be seen as a Mecca of Costa Rican wildlife with a hearty serving of fine dining; in addition, it can be considered a Mecca of superb cuisine with an ever-present sideshow...

Costa Rica Struggles To Adapt As Beach Retreats Inch By Inch

PLAYA COCLES, Costa Rica (Reuters) - A s towering waves smashed onto Costa Rica’s Cocles Beach, sucking away much of its sand, surf instructor Leo Downer was scared that the coastal road, along with his Toyota car, would be washed into the Caribbean by...

OIJ Investigating Mansion Built By Narco In Limon Without Permits

Photographs taken from a cell phone show the process of building a luxurious house facing the sea that is presumed to belong to a supposed narco in the Caribbean city of Limon. The building lacks municipal permits. According to the OIJ and the Fiscalia (Prosecutor's...

Costa Rica Readies To Attract More Cruises

Costa Rica set a goal of attracting more cruise ships to its ports, not only because of the number of passengers who invest their money in tours and the possibility of returning but also because of the opportunity for domestic producers and the generation...

Disney Cruise Ship Docked in Costa Rica After 7 Year Absence

The Disney Wonder docked in Costa Rica this April 15, at the Muelle de Cruceros (Cruiship pier) in Puntarenas, after a 7-year absence in the country. The ship reached the Tica Pacific coast at 7:00 a.m., arriving from Cartagena, Colombia with 2,003 passengers and left...

Proposed Development Would Turn Limon Into The Cancun of Costa Rica

An ambitious project of the Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Turismo de Limón (Limon Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism) aims to turn the province into a Costa Rican version of Cancun, through a major hotel development along the coast. La Zona Hotelera del Caribe...

Turtle Shuts Down Limon Airport

Just another day living beside nature on the Caribbean Coast when firefighters were called on Monday to relocate a 1.5 meter leatherback turtle who had decide to try to catch a flight to Tortuguero. All is back to normal now! Photos from https://www.facebook.com/PuertoViejo/

Ruta 32 Closed For 7 Hours Wednesday Morning

If traffic conditions aren't bad enough on the major routes of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), add a crash or as in the case this Wednesday morning, an overturned tractor trailer, and it can mean total collapse. Such was the case on the Ruta 32,...

More Cruise Ships Arriving in Costa Rica

During the 2016-2017 season, 250 cruise ships (cruceros in Spanish) arrived at the country's ports: Limon and Puntarenas, representing an increase of 34% over the previous season, and the number of tourists on board increased by 16%. According to official figures, between the seasons 2015-2016...

Police Capture and Release Crocodile in Matina, Limon (Photos)

, sFor peace of residents, police officers (#fuerzapublicaCR ) in Matina, Limón, took to the unusual task of capturing a crocodile. The reptile, more than 3 meters (10 feet long), was spotted near homes in the community of Cuatro Millas. The animal was released in the...

A Wet and Windy Dec. 31 Expected For The Northen Zone And Caribbean

A low-pressure system is dampening the year-end plans of many, with rain in areas of Northern Zone and the Caribbean, and intermittent drizzle in the Central Valley. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - national weather service - explains that it is part of the normality...

Costa Rica Cruise Season Expectations

  For the 2017-2018 cruise ship season, the Caribbean port town of Limon expects the arrival of 240,000 tourists aboard 115 cruise ships. December 30, 2017, will be the most visited day with 7,000 visitors, while January 14, 2018 could be the day with the most...

Costa Rica Looking To UAE Investments For The Logistics Sector

(Abu Dhabi) Costa Rica is aiming to become a major logistics hub in Central America and Caribbean region with a US$1 billion mega-port project. Jhon Fonseca, Costa Rica's deputy Foreign Trade minister, told Gulf News in an interview, that the Limon project, on the Atlantic...

Conavi Reports Progress in The Limon Road Project

The Consejo Nacional Vialidad (CONAVI)- National Road Council - in a statement said the final designs studies for the construction of 107 kilometers of the Ruta 32 (the San Jose - Limon) are supposed to be ready by the end of September. The Minister of...

Collapse Of Old Sixaola Railraod Bridg Temporarily Closed Passage Between Costa Rica And Panama

  The collapse of the old Sixaola (Limon) railroad bridge on Monday afternoon forced the closure of the modular bridge connecting Panama and Costa Rica, for several hours, confirmed the Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) - Ministry of Transport. Giselle Alfaro, MOPT deputy minister...

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