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Small Plane Falls On Residential Street After Takeoff From Pavas Airport

A single-engine plane was fell shortly after takeoff from the Tobías Bolaños airport in Pavas this Friday morning. The pilot and his companion managed to leave by their own means after the plane fell in a residential area in Rohrmoser.   The occupants were identified as...

Police Declare War On Chepe’s Narcos

Don't be surprised or scared if one of these days, on your way home, to work, shopping, etc. you run into an 'army' of police, given that since yesterday (Wednesday) and for an indefinite time that will be a reality in San Jose, also...

Residents of Pavas & Rohrmoser Without Lights For Hours

Q COSTA RICA -  A heavy truck that took out five, count them five, light posts in Pavas, across from the U.S. Embassy, left thousands of residents of Pavas and Rohrmoser without electrical power for hours. The incident occurred around 7:00 pm Tuesday night, at...

The Bodies Keep Piling Up

Q COSTA RICA - Four men were killed on Thursday in a four-hour period in Pavas, Paso Ancho and Tibas, in what authorities believe is pay-back, acts of revenge, linked to organized crime and the illegal drug trade. In Paso Ancho, the bodies were 150...

San Jose Readying Its First Park of Dogs

Q COSTA RICA - Ramps, footbridges, labyrinths and areas for socialization and recreation are part of the plans for the very first two dog parks in the capital city of San Jose. The parks, Bella Vista in Pavas and Nacionalidad Costarricense in Sabana Sur, are...

Bus and Train In Early Monday Morning Crash in Pavas

QCOSTARICA - It's been days since we've had a collision with the commuter train, the streak ending this Monday morning, in Pavas, San Jose. The crash left two people injured, according to authorities. The injured were a passenger and the driver of the bus, both...

Costa Rica In Country Flights For Only ¢2.500 (plus taxes) One Way

QCOSTARICA - There is no better time to fly around the country than now. Considered the "low season", the national airline, Nature Air, will take you to anyone of it's 15 destinations across the country for as low ¢2.500 colones (US$5) plus taxes, for...

Are Fast Food Restaurants Being Targeted By Robbers?

QCOSTARICA - Fast food restaurants are being targeted by robbers, the proof of this is the number of robberies of fast food restaurants in the past five weeks: three. The most recent was on Sunday when two men hit at gunpoint the Papa John's in...

A Bloody Weekend: Four Dead and Four Wounded

QCOSTARICA - The second Sunday of the year left four dead and four wounded in separate incidents, in Goicoechea, San Rafael de Heredia, San José and Guácimo. The most bloody was in Ipis de Goicoechea (a highly conflictive area on the east side of San...

Young Couple Arrested For Death Of Their Two Month Old Baby

QCOSTARICA - A 19 year old and her 17 year old partner, were arrested Friday by OIJ agents, as suspects in the death of their two month old baby. The arrest of the couple occurred at 1:00pm FridaY, at the Children's Hospital (Hospital Nacional de...

Elderly Couple Surprised With New Fruit Stand Thanks To Corporate Generosity

QCOSTARICA - After 36 years of selling fruits from the same location in a "carretillo" in Pavas, across from the Sylvania plant, Bolívar García and Vicky Bermudez got a real fruit stand. The couple from Alajuelita, now in their 56th year of marriage, got a...

Police Fear “Picones” (Street Racers)

QCOSTARICA - "I'll explain something ...  those people (referring to the street racers) carry drugs; they are armed," Rafael Delgado, a traffic official (tránsito) in San José, replied to La Nacion when questioned why the traffic police (Policia de Tránsito) does not approach the...

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...

MOPT Re-Opens Circunvalalción Only For Today

To alleviate the tremendous traffic congestion caused by today's protests, the Ministerio de Obras Publicas y Transportes (MOPT) to decided to open two of the four Bailey bridges on the Circunvalalción, to vehicular traffic. The opening was temporary and a last minute decision. Starting at 7:30am...

Traffic Congestion Began An Hour Earlier Today!

Today,  some 55.000 public sector employees started their day with their new hours, showing up at work at 7am instead of 8am.  Local television news Telenoticias gave us this morning a sneak preview of what will be for sometime, rather than diminishing, traffic congestion...

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