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Despite warning of crocodiles, bathers dive in!

What's wrong with this picture? The sign says it clearly: "Crocodiles. No swimming. No feeding". However, some vacationers ignore the warning. Either they do not read, can not read. they do not understand ... of just plain ..." The photo was taken this past Friday...

Vacation Traffic Collapses Major Routes

Headed for the beach this long weekend? Better arm yourself with patience for the ride to and then the ride back. Globalvia has been cautioning drivers for the last couple of days on Twitter and their website of the tremendous congestion on the Ruta 27...

Sun, Sand and Sea: Uber At The Beach

Uber Costa Rica this week announced it now offers services now in the Pacific coastal areas of Liberia, Nicoya, Manuel Antonio, and Jaco. Users can now get an Uber outside the Central Valley, where ride app has more than 25,000 drivers serving over 700,000 users. In...

CABUYA: A laid-back Pacific beach town and a curious island of the dead

Cabuya is a small town (and an island — Isla Cabuya) on the beach just a few miles south of Playa Montezuma on the lower tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in the Province of Puntarenas. Most tourists pass through Cabuya only because it is located...

Legislator: “Quepos Airport Is A Time Bomb”

Legislator Melvin Núñez, of the Partido Restauración Nacional (PRN), denounced on Saturday (April 6), that the La Managua Airport airport in Quepos, Puntarenas "is a time bomb" due to the bad condition of the airstrip. The legislator from Puntarenas shared a video he recorded at...

The family of four who work, travel and live out of backpacks visit Costa Rica

Quepos, Costa Rica (CNN) — For Astrid Vinje and Clint Bush, a vacation to Costa Rica was as much a chance for redemption as it was a family getaway. The couple, who wed in 2009, spent their honeymoon in the Pacific beachside town of Quepos. On...

Couple Carrying More Than US$43,000 In Cash Arrest, Money Confiscated

The Policía de Fronteras (Border Police) arrested a couple on Thursday, during a road spot check in Osa de Puntarenas, for carrying more than US$43,000 in cash, according to the Press Department of the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (Ministry of Public Security). Police say they...

American family with four children suspected of having measles

The office of the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) - Costa Rica's child welfare service - in Cóbano, Puntarenas, says it will intervene in the case of the American couple with four children suspected of having measles - sarampión in Spanish. The parents of...

Sunsets in Costa Rica are unforgettable no matter where you go (Photos)

When you're visiting Costa Rica, you should take advantage of one of the most magnificent times to head outdoors when the sun is about to set, turning the sky beautiful hues of orange, red and yellow. There are a few spots around Costa Rica that...

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.

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