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Poas Eruptions Triggered GAM Air Pollution

Poas Eruptions Triggered GAM Air Pollution

Q COSTA RICA -The Poas volcano eruptions are triggering air pollution in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) of San Jose at levels that exceed the maximum values ​​allowed by the World Health Organization (WHO). This means that the residents of GAM that includes the capital city (San Jose) and the cities of Alajuela, Cartago and […]

KLM Making Its Way Back To Costa Rica

KLM Making Its Way Back To Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL – KLM is coming back to Costa Rica. On Monday, the Dutch flag carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced that, starting October 31, 2017 a planned twice weekly Amsterdam – San Jose flight. The airline previously served San Jose until March 1998. The airline has opened reservations for flights flown on […]

San Jose With No Vehicular Restrictions For Semana Santa

San Jose With No Vehicular Restrictions For Semana Santa

Q COSTA RICA – The vehicular restrictions of San Jose will be suspended for Semana Santa (Easter Week). The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) will not be monitoring license plate restrictions from Monday, April 10 to Friday, April 14 says the director of the police body. Mario Calderón said the priority will be to assign […]

Integration and Mesoamerica Project Strengthened in Costa Rica Summit

Integration and Mesoamerica Project Strengthened in Costa Rica Summit

The Presidents of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, Costa Rica’s, Luis Guillermo Solís, Guatemala’s, Jimmy Morales and Panama’s, Juan Carlos Varela, united in San José, for the XVI Cumbre de Tuxtla. Q COSTA RICA –  The commitment to integration and the Mesoamerica Project were strengthened by the 16th Summit of Heads of […]

US Migration Policies To Dominate Mexico-Central America Summit To Be Held in San Jose

US Migration Policies To Dominate Mexico-Central America Summit To Be Held in San Jose

San José (AFP) – US President Donald Trump’s hardline anti-immigrant policies are likely to dominate a summit of leaders of Mexico, Central America and Colombia this week meant to focus on regional infrastructure, analysts said. The gathering, officially the 16th Tuxtla Summit, named after the Mexican city where the first took place in 1991, will […]

Traffic Police Gets Tough On Illegally Parked Vehicles in Downtown San Jose

Traffic Police Gets Tough On Illegally Parked Vehicles in Downtown San Jose

Q COSTA RICA – Drivers insist on parking in areas such as boulevards and any space to squeeze into rather than pay for space in a lot. The illegally parked vehicles no doubt add to San Jose’s inner-city traffic congestion. The Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) with its limited resources of manpower, has done what […]

Air France Annouces Increase In Weekly Frequency of Direct Flights to Costa Rica

Air France Annouces Increase In Weekly Frequency of Direct Flights to Costa Rica

Q TRAVEL – Air France on Wednesday announced it will increase the number of direct flights to Costa Rica from two to three weekly for the 2017-2108 season. The airline says it will offer direct flights between the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris (CDG) and the Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose (SJO) on […]

5 Day Trips for Anyone Visiting Costa Rica

5 Day Trips for Anyone Visiting Costa Rica

1. Arenal Volcano Tours Spend the day hiking through lush rainforest, soaking in geothermal hot springs and cooling off under a beautiful waterfall. There are many options to choose from depending on your personal preferences. The Arenal area offers adventures to suit different skill levels as well as different interests. There are caves to be […]

Public Transit Appears To Be The Solution To The Congestion Caused By The ‘Platina’

Public Transit Appears To Be The Solution To The Congestion Caused By The ‘Platina’

Q COSTA RICA – Although it can take two times or more that it took a few weeks ago, travelling by bus to and from Alajuela and San Jose is still faster than by car. This according to transport authorities. This because public transit – buses, taxis and ‘tourism vehicles’ are given priority travel on […]

Ruta 27 To Be Expanded: Six Lanes From La Sabana To Cuiadad Colon and Four Lanes To Caldera

Ruta 27 To Be Expanded: Six Lanes From La Sabana To Cuiadad Colon and Four Lanes To Caldera

Q COSTA RICA NEWS / There was a time in the not so long distant past the new Ruta 27 between La Sabana (San Jose) and Caldera (Puntarenas) was a welcome relief for drivers. Today, circulating the Ruta 27 means an almost sure bet of congestion at any time of the day. A trip that […]

The Closure Of The ‘Platina’ Commences Today

The Closure Of The ‘Platina’ Commences Today

Q COSTA RICA NEWS / Today is Saturday. The Saturday that the “platina” bridge mostly shuts down until the first week in March, giving crews the space and freedom to complete the ‘construction of the new six lane bridge’ over the Virilla river on the autopista General Cañas. What does this mean to you and […]

Is The Low-Cost Airline Model Crashing in Costa Rica?

Is The Low-Cost Airline Model Crashing in Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA / A few months back the lines for seats on low-cost airlines with their offers of cheap flights within Central America were long. Volaris, Veca and Wingo took to the skies with no-frills and cheap fares. The big names, Avianca and Copa followed. But is it all crashing down? On Tuesday Veca […]

CorporateStays.com Launches Its First Signature Collection in Costa Rica

CorporateStays.com Launches Its First Signature Collection in Costa Rica

Q24N /PRNewswire –  CorporateStays.com, leader in corporate and furnished apartments, is expanding its popular Signature Collection to Costa Rica and becomes the first and only corporate accommodations available in the country. The company built the entire building from the ground up with the needs of their corporate and vacationing guests in mind. Following the Signature […]

Shake Up In Low-Cost Airlines In Costa Rica?

Shake Up In Low-Cost Airlines In Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA – The low-cost airline Wingo that began operations in Costa Rica last month announced the cancellation of its San José – Guatemala, reports La Nación. According to Wingo, its low-cost flights to that destination do not have enough market to maintain operations. “We take this opportunity to inform that from January 10, […]

“Platina” With Closures On Thursday And Friday

“Platina” With Closures On Thursday And Friday

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – Despite the comments made by the Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (CONAVI) only a couple of days ago, that the Platina bridge – the bridge over the Virilla river on the autopista General Cañas – closures would only be on weekends, brace yourself for some heavy duty traffic headaches this Thursday […]

15 Passengers Unhurt in Santa Ana Bus Fire

15 Passengers Unhurt in Santa Ana Bus Fire

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – The 15 passengers and driver aboard a bus that for yet to be determined reasons caught fire and burned. The incident occurred Saturday night, in Pozos de Santa Ana, in the area of El Alto de las Palomas, around 7:30pm. The Cuerpo de Bomberos (Fire Department) is investigating. Witnesses say […]

Bullfighting Nun In San Jose

Bullfighting Nun In San Jose

Q COSTA RICA – Sister Aracelly Salazar took to bull ring in Zapote to show off her talent for bullfighting, taking the Toros Teletica challenge and well, with the faith of God, came out of the ring in one piece. Sister Aracelly Salazar, doing pastoral and religious education work at the Oblate Sisters of Providence, […]

Turriabla Once Again Plays Havoc With Costa Rica Travel

Turriabla Once Again Plays Havoc With Costa Rica Travel

Q COSTA RICA NEWS – The Turrialba volcano is once again playing havoc with travel to and from Costa Rica, a number of airlines cancelling flights and from the Juan Santamaria international airport in San Jose (SJO), due to high levels of ashfall. After several weeks of low activity, the  Turrialba on Tuesday began its […]

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