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Liberia airport store offer tourists the secrets of the Nicoya longevity

Tourists passing through the Daniel Oduber airport in Liberia, Costa Rica, will be able to take home a bit of the longevity of the Nicoyans. Tea and infusions, flour, pinolillo de maiz morado, café de ojoche, chileras, honey, chocolates, condiments criollos, cookies and carao, are...

Costa Rica tells us that there is something beyond money that is important

(HUFFPOST) Every Sunday, when his health allows, 100-year-old Francisco Gómez gets a ride from his daughter to the outskirts of town, where he spends the day at a community center dancing. Gómez, a farmer and rancher on Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula, grew up listening to...

“Suicide Squad” Star Crazy With Beauty of Costa Rica

(CONFIDENTIAL) Margot Robbie, star of films like "Suicide Squad", "I, Tonya" and the "Wolf of Wall Street", posted on her Instagram account, followed by almost 15 million people, an image of her recent visit to Costa Rica with husband Tom Ackerley. 🇨🇷 pura vida 🇨🇷 A...

The Top Four Beaches in Costa Rica, According to Q!

There are few countries that “have it all” when it comes to vacations, but it could be said that Costa Rica falls into this category. Whether it is beaches, surfing, history, forests, volcanoes or anything else - this is a country which is well and...

Canadian Wanted In Shooting Of Two Nicaraguans in Santa Teresa de Cobano

A fight outside a liquor store in Santa Terese de Cobano, in the Nicoya Peninsula, resulted in the death of one and serious injury of another, both Nicaraguans and a police search for a Canadian man wanted as the suspected shooter. According to the report...

The Dance Of The Little Mare

On December 12th of every year, a centuries-old folkloric celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe and la Yegüita (the Little Mare) takes place in Nicoya, Guanacaste. This festival marks the culmination of a long, complex, and highly structured community effort, supervised by a religious brotherhood,...

Family Time (with Multiple Families) in Costa Rica

Traveling thousands of miles from home, with young children, to remote beaches in a foreign country where they speak a different language can be intimidating. Making friends, meeting new people or just finding your way around can be a challenge. Which is why when Mauricio...

Costa Rica To Reveal Secrests of It’s “Blue Zone”

Costa Rica will reveal the secrets of living a long and healthy life at the World Meeting of Blue Zones, starting today, Nov. 16, and through Saturday, Nov. 18, in Nicoya. The secrets of longer living probably lie in the world's Blue Zones, characterized by...

Vehicle Runs Over Six Cyclists During Race in Guanacaste

It was the last stage of the CoopeGuanacaste Cemex bike race in Nicoya when a vehicle ran into six cyclists Sunday morning. The incident occurred on the road to Nicoya, before the La Amistad bridge, when a vehicle did not respect the traffic officials, reported...

Nicoya Peninsula Moves 11 Milimeters A Year

Q COSTA RICA - The Nicoya Peninsula moves 11 milimeters, the equivalent to more than one centimeter  (.43 inches), going northwest, according to a test made by the Universidad of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IPU), a public research university...

These Costa Rican dishes are delicious — and may help you live to 100

As part of their Eating to 100 series, TODAY.com explores recipes that promote longevity from the book The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People. In this installment, the US television program shows us recipes from Nicoya, Costa Rica, where about...

Two Guanacastecans will represent the province at triathlon World Championships in Hawaii and Holland

Q COSTA RICA, Roberto Acuña Ávalos, vozdeguanacaste.com -Jacqueline Mora and Luis Mora train in a swimming pool at a Nicoya sports complex from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The do it because of passion and, now, because they will represent Guanacaste in...

Nicoyan Farmers Harvest Rainwater to Survive the Summer

Q COSTA RICA, by David Bolaños, Vozdeguanacaste.com -El Jobo and Cerro Verde are two small villages boxed in by Nicoya’s mountains. In order to get there you have to travel over narrow dirt roads that rise and fall in the foothills. Once you arrive,...

Bike Lanes Begin to Gain Traction in Guanacaste

Q COSTA RICA, by Wilberth Villalobos wilberth, vozdeguanacaste.com - Residents of Liberia, Nicoya, and Santa Cruz have already started pedaling in search of their own bike lanes on freeways and highways. These residents have presented projects asking each canton’s municipal councils to invest in...

The King of Pastries

Q COSTA RICA (by Roberto Acuña Ávalos, Vozdeguanacaste.com) I opened the refrigerator door and there was absolutely nothing to eat for breakfast. Not in the mood to go to the supermarket, I immediately recalled that a work colleague had the number of a man...

Bureaucracy is Killing the Gulf of Nicoya

Q COSTA RICA (Vozdeguanacaste.com) President Luis Guillermo Solís inaugurated the Interinstitutional Surveillance Station in Puerto Níspero de Cañas on July 19, 2016. That’s where the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC), the coast guard and the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA) were supposed to...

Costa Rica Green Coffee Inspired Chanel’s Blue Serum

Q COSTA RICA - Inspired by the notion of longevity led Chanel's research and technology team to study the Blue Zones of the world, those with the largest population of centenarians in good health, regions where people live longer. Chanel's Blue Serum harnesses powerful active...

Guanacaste Attracts More Commercial Construction Than Developed Beaches

Q COSTA RICA (by María Fernanda Cruz, Vozdeguanacaste.com) There’s no doubt that Guanacaste’s beaches are highly attractive for real estate developers. But the province’s urban centers, which have no beaches or mountains, also are starting to attract investors. If you’re looking for a place to...

Costa Rican Possible Maceo Descendant Dies at 110

Q COSTA RICA - One of the oldest people in the world, Costa Rican Maria Francisca Isolina "Panchita" Castillo Carrillo, a possible descendant of the Cuban family Maceo, died at 110, on December 20, in her house in Nicoya, an area of Costa Rica...

Nicoya Peninsula Second In The World Among The Five Hotposts Of Health and Vitality

QTRAVEL (CNN) Going on vacation could help you uncover the secret to a long and healthy life -- if you pick the right destination. It's no secret that certain populations around the world live longer and produce a greater number of centenarians than others. More importantly,...

Mel Gibson In Row With Muni in Nicoya, Guanacaste

QCOSTARICA - The Municipality of Nicoya (Guanacaste) has a beef with film actor and producer Mel Gibson over his property. Nicoya mayor Marco Antonio Jiménez says the Gibson's property has invaded the maritime zone. Jiménez adds that Gibson closed off a public road, intending to sell...

Study Confirms That Nicoyans in Extreme Poverty Give Less Importance to Dengue

QCOSTARICA by Henry Morales, Vozdeguanacaste - There is not a neighborhood, business or news media that has not talked about the increase in dengue, zika and chikungunya in Nicoya. But do all Nicoyans really grasp the severity of the problem? In order to answer that...

Life on the Streets Of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA by Ariana Crespo (Vozdeguanacaste.com) Waking up in bed, showering, eating breakfast, going to work, having a hot meal for dinner, going to sleep and waking up again. This is a reality that we consider normal, but if you pay attention, in the streets...

Criminal Intent May Be Behind At Least Four Forest Fires in Guanacaste

QCOSTARICA - An out of control forest fire raging in the Parque Nacional Diriá (Diria National Forest) has devoured 1,500 hectares and has been raging for more than 15 days. The forest, of mixed dry tropical and rainforest, is located near Santa Cruz and Nicoya...

Josefinos Head To Nicoya For Driving Test

QCOSTARICA (By Henry Morales Navarro, Vozdeguanacaste) While time slots for taking driving tests in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM- Gran Area Metropolitana) fill up quickly, spaces in Nicoya are sufficient to meet local demand and even accommodate many city dwellers. At the Nicoya branch, 200...

Does “Pura Vida” Hold The Secret To Long Life?

(CNN) Jose Guevara lives with his family on a small farm. He has spent most of his life riding horses and working in the fields but today he gets around on the back of his grandson's four wheeler. He is 105 years old. "I wake...

Love That Breaks Social Rules

In modern society, millions of people spend their lives searching for their better half. At first glance, it seems that most follow a code of conduct in looking for a mate: physical appearance, age, sexual preference and social status. However, relationships are changing and...

Airport Neighborhood Residents Demand Road Improvements

QCOSTARICA (By Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo, Vozdeguanacaste.com) The poor state of the road leading to the Nicoya Airport Neighborhood motivated a group of residents to attend the ordinary session of the Nicoya Municipal Council on Monday, March 17. Marciano Martinez, president of the Airport Neighborhood Development...

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