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Atypical Day In San Jose: No Traffic Congestion (Photos)

The coincidence Christmas Ever on a Monday resulted into an atypical day for the greater metropolitan area of San Jose traffic: aside from a few hotspots here and there, there was no traffic congestion this Monday. In recon of some of the roads such as...

[PHOTOS] Spectacular Rollover Sunday Morning Resulted Only In Injuries

  For reasons unknown, a vehicle overturned on Sunday morning on the Ruta 27 in the area of Multiplaza Escazu, leaving two people seriously injured. From the photos, it could have been much worse. According to the Red Cross, the accident occurred minutes before 6:00 a.m. and...

The psychology of Christmas shopping

Many people see marketing as a form of manipulation, particularly around Christmas and the other retail bonanzas: Easter, Valentine’s Day, Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day. But rather than simply trying to trick people, the masters of marketing know it’s much easier to understand and...

Canadian Christmas Trees In Costa Rica

Christmas or 'cypress' trees are part of the Costa Rica Christmas. And this year, you can decorate your home (or office) with a natural Arbol de Navidad from Canada. The trees are available in Multiplaza Escazu and Multiplaza Curridabat for about ¢25,000 colones, depending on...

Five Of The Halloween Robberies Have Been Identified As Mexicans

Five of the nine men who assaulted the Eurochronos in Multiplaza and Global Time jewellery stores, both in Escazu, are of Mexican origin, confirmed on Thursday the Judicial Police. The group, of assailants entered Costa Rica days before the robberies on October 31, staying in...

Shopping Malls Vs. Shopping Online In Costa Rica

A growing trend in online shopping is forcing mall operators in Costa Rica to rethink their business models and renew their strategies for attracting customers. While Internet shopping trends in Costa Rica and Central American countries are still a long way behind more developed markets...

Here’s What Could Happen to Costa Rica’s Malls

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Today is Saturday and good chance you'll end up at the local mall. Multiplaza, City Mall, Lincoln Plaza, Paseo de las Flores, Terra Mall, Mall San Pedro, Plaza Cariari, take your pick. These are just a few of the...

Justin Bieber Prankster Causes Madness In Multiplaza Escazu

Q COSTA RICA - Multiplaza Escazu became a madhouse Sunday night when mall shoppers noticed that "Justin Bieber" was among them. A young woman in sweater, hat and sunglasses accompanied by two burly bodyguards ignited the madness. However, what seemed like a dream fulfilled for many...

People In Search of Recreation In The GAM Are Condemned To Malls

Q COSTA RICA - Guillermo Carazo, president of the Cámara Costarricense de la Construcción (Costa Rican Chamber of Construction), says when planning cities, a vital theme is to leave space for green areas and parks where people can enjoy and share. But, that has...

Shopping Centre Developers Turning Their Backs On San Jose

QCOSTARICA - Finding a shopping mall and entertainment centre outside the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) can be difficult for those living in rural and coastal areas. With the exception of a few small commercial centres, like in Liberia, Grecia or San Ramon, the major malls...

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...

Mall San Pedro To Be Renewed

QCOSTARICA - It was 21 years ago when Mall San Pedro opened its doors, the first large shopping centre in the country, creating memories for many Costa Ricans and foreigners alike. Since then, fierce competition and lack of renovation turned Mall San Pedro into a...

Antique Cars and Debi Nova in Escazu Today

(QCOSTARICA) looking for something to do in San Jose today, then check out these two great events in Escazu. And best they are free. At Avenida Escazu they have over 120 antique cars on display, on this third and last day. The plaza is located...

San Andreas Review: Not Even The Rock Can Against An Earthquake

(COSTA RICA EXTRA Via NYTimes.com) The big earthquake in “San Andreas” — excuse me, the “seismic swarm event” — has its pros and cons. On one hand, it tears the state of California asunder. On the other, it brings a family together. As is the...

BioLand Opens First High-End Cosmetics Retail Store

(QCOSTARICA BUSINESS) The Costa Rican company BioLand inaugurated its first high-end cosmetics store, located in Multiplaza Escazu and with sights on expansion abroad through franchising. The brand enters the retail market with more than 200 beauty and personal care products, composed mainly of natural and...

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