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Health Officials Looking For Passengers On Monday’s Air France Flight

Specialists of Costa Rica's Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) are looking for passengers of the Air France flight AF 430 arriving at the Juan Santamaria (San Jose) airport on Monday, February 18, 2019, after a couple and their child on the flight has...

Driver of Vehicle That Slammed Into Ambulance Did Not Have A License

The driver of the vehicle that slammed into an ambulance Wednesday morning, in which two people died, in Caldera, Puntarenas did not have a driver's license. The Consejo de Seguridad Vial (Cosevi) confirmed they have no record of the driver. The lack of a license...

Health Rules Out Hepatitis A Outbreak in Puntarenas

A possible outbreak of hepatitis A, in at least 28 cases in Puntarenas, was ruled out after a field study conducted jointly by the Ministry of Health, the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) and the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA). Health and...

4 Costa Rica Beaches In To 50 Beaches In Central America and Caribbean

Often touted as the Mecca of lust-worthy beaches, Central America and the Caribbean beaches provide ample reasons to pack your bagas and book a flight. To ensure your vacation doesn’t disappoint, Flight Network has developed one of the most extensive lists of Central American and...

Puntarenas Ferry to Paquera will be suspended starting Friday

Ferry service to Paquera - on the Nicoya Peninsula - will be suspended for 10 days starting Friday (November 23), for maintenance work to replace the ramp at the Paquera dock. The ferry service will resume on Monday, December 3. For those needing to get to...

Yellow Alert For South Pacific; Intense Rains Expected

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - national emergency comission -  raised the from green to yellow the alert status in the Central Pacific and South Pacific because there are about 130 reports of flooding. To a lesser extent, the warning includes th Central Pacific...

512 People Still In Shelters; More Heavy Rain Starting This Afternoon

A total of 512 people are still in shelters following the flooding and damage caused by the tropical storm that hit area of the Pacific coast in Guanacaste and Puntarenas. While residents of those areas, in particular, Jicaral and Paquera, the hardest hit, work to...

Puntarenas Ferry Services Resumed

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) announced Monday, October 8, 2018, the resumption of ferry service between Puntarenas and Playa Naranjo (and back) will be normalize starting Tuesday, with the first sail at 6:30 am, as usual. On Saturday, ferry service to Paquera...

Paquera and Playa Naranjo ferry service suspended due to weather conditions

The Paquera and Playa Naranjo ferry services between Puntarenas and the Nicoya Peninsula has been temporarily suspended due to inclement weather and flooding in the Peninsula due to the heavy rains in the last 24 hours The Maritime Division of the Ministerio de Obras Públicas...

Tourist Van Attacked During A Demonstration in Puntarenas (Photos & Video)

This video posted by Raul Gonzalez on Facebook is how a U.S. family visiting Costa Rica will remember their vacation in the land of "pura vida", my ass! In Puntarenas, in the area of Caldera, a minivan with a group of visitors, made up of...

Police locate ultralight hidden in Osa farm

The Fuerza Public (National Police) found an ultralight type aircraft hidden in a farm in the sector of Playa Carate in the Osa Peninsula, Puntarenas. The officers spotted the ultralight while patrolling the area. The airplane was camouflaged in black sarán (plastic), the type used...

Cruiseliner with 3,500 tourists cancels stop in Puntarenas due to the strike

Celebrity Cruises announced the cancelation of the stop in Costa Rica of its Infinity liner with 3,500 passengers on board, that was due to dock in Puntarenas this morning (Monday) at 6 am. The cruise line said it decided to bypass the stop in Costa...

The Largest Floating Library will Dock at Costa Rica in October

It’s not every day that a floating library docks at your harbor opening the doors to knowledge, culture and a world of Christian literature. Logos Hope operated by OM Ships International (OMSI) is the largest floating library that floats from port to port giving...

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...

5.3 Earthquake Shakes Osa Peninsula

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake was recorded this Sunday, close to 10 p.m., in the Osa Peninsula, in Puntarenas, as reported by the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (Ovsicori). The epicenter was located 46 kilometers west of the community of San Pedrillo and had...

Search Continues For Dad Swallowed By The Sea After Saving His Son From Drowned

The Cruz Roja (Red Cross) resumed this Monday morning the search for a man who went missing in the waters of playa Calder, Puntarenas. According to authorities, the man, whose identity was not made public, rescued his son who was drowning and then disappeared after...

5.0 Quake Shakes Costa Rica Monday Afternoon

A 5.0 magnitude earthquake shook a great part of Costa Rican territory at 3:42 pm this Monday afternoon. The Red Sismológica Nacional (RSN) - National Seismological Network - said the epicenter of was 18 kilometers east of Jacó, in Garabito de Puntarenas, at a depth...

Man Dies During the Envision 2018 Festival In Uvita

A 32-year-old man identified as Wesner Chavarría Camareno, died on Sunday at Playa Uvita, Puntarenas, believed to be participating in the renowned Envision 2018 festival. The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) relying on witness accounts said that after 7 am on Sunday, Chavarria was on...

The Puntarenas Cow Stare Down!

During my current visit to the Nicoya Peninsula, this cow in Playa Tambor was very vigilant of my presence. She followed my every move, got the stare down, as I snapped the photos. Later in the morning, got a visit to...

The Game of the Little Devils

The Brunka are an indigenous people living in the Province of Puntarenas in the south-pacific zone of Costa Rica. Most of the tribe live in the indigenous reserves of Boruca, Térraba, and Curré Rey. The Brunka are a Talamancan tribe whose ancestors ruled most of...

Second Plane Down In Ten Days In Costa Rica

  A small plane left the runway and crashed on Wednesday morning at Punta Banco beach, in Pavón de Golfito, Puntarenas, in the southern zone. The crash occurred at 10:24 am. The four passengers and pilot of the small plane were shaken up, but are in...

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...

Cleaning and Embellishing Puntarenas

Officers of Fuerza Publica (National Police) work cleaning and embellishing the beaches and public spaces of Puntarenas. Photos were posted by the Ministro de Seguridad Publica, Gustavo Mata, on Twitter.

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...

OIJ Presumes Body Found In River Is Brother of Murdered Model

The body of a young male found this Sunday in Esparza is believed to be related to the murder of model Isamar Villata, 24 and her boyfriend, Andrez Perez, 35, found last week. The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed the body, in a state...

Model and Boyfriend Found Shot Dead In Esparza, Puntarenas

The alert went out on Friday, 26-year-old model, Isamara Alejandra Villalta Solano and her 17-year-old brother, Kendall Gonzalez, had gone missing. Posts and reposts on the social media called for help in locating the two. But that all came to a tragic end for the model,...

High Tide Floods Caldera

The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) - National Emergency Commission - reported 27 families in Caldera were affected Monday by the high tide on Monday. The high tide began rising at 4:00 am Monday and within minutes had flooded the low lying area of the...

“High Volatility” Of Dollar Exchange Reason For Increase In Toll Charges On Ruta 27

  Q COSTA RICA - Using the reasoning of "high volatility" of the dollar exchange, Globalvia, the concessionaire of the Ruta 27, announced on Tuesday an increase in the tolls of ¢120 in total (one way) between Escazu and Caldera for light passenger vehicles. The new...

Costa Rica Sunset

Photo by Jepan70 on Flickr, taken on November 20, 2,2013 in Mal Pais, Puntarenas.

Poas Volcano Eruption

Q PHOTOS - Awesome photos of the Poas Volcano eruption sent to the Q by Ken Beedle, taken from his home in Playa Blanca, Puntarenas, on the Nicoya Peninsula on Monday morning (May 22). "Needles to say, I was startled by what I saw and...

Lucky To Be Alive After Tourist Boat Capsized Off San Lucas Island

Q COSTA RICA - The strong winds this weekend that affected most of the country is being blamed for the Saturday shipwreck of a boat with ten passengers near San Lucas Island, off the coast of Puntarenas. The captain of the boat, 19 year-old Isaac...

For The Second Year No Carnaval In Puntarenas

Q COSTA RICA - For the second year in a row, Puntarenas will not have its "Carnaval" (festival). Danilo Chavarria, president of the Puntarenas city municipal council confirmed the news on Tuesday. For years, on the heels of the two biggies, Zapote (San Jose) in...

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