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Costa Rica’s New Model in Housing

Horizontal development will mark the residential trend this year in Alajuela and Cartago, while Heredia and San José will maintain a combinan of horizontal and vertical living, according to Colliers International. At least five projects will begin construction in Alajuela and Cartago, where most of...

“My” Full Lunar Eclipse Last Night (Photos)

With clear skies over most of Costa Rica, the total eclipse of the moon Sunday night was something that couldn't be missed. It couldn't have been a more perfect night. From my front yard (and back) in Santa Ana I had the perfect seat from my...

Santa Ana Country Club readying to open in March and revive the “private club” market

The Santa Ana Country Club (SACC) is getting ready to open its doors to the public in March 2019, boosting the supply of private clubs in the country. The private club segment had 40 years of stability in Costa Rica, which created the stage for...

Careful! Strong winds will be with us all week

The presence of high-pressure systems in the Caribbean that maintain masses of cold air near the country will cause strong winds and lower temperatures throughout the week. Daniel Poleo, of the national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), reported that maximum gusts of between...

Agreement to expand the Ruta 27 would be ready next year

2019 will be the year full of "road work" according to the Minister of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), Rodolfo Méndez, who on Wednesday confirmed the beginning of the negotiation process for the expansion of the autopista José María Castro Madriz, better known as...

“It was premeditated” OIJ Director On Suspects Attempt To Kidnap Boy In Santa Ana

A suitcase with food for children confirms the intention of the couple to kidnap the two-year-old boy last Thursday, in Santa Ana. Friday afternoon, Wálter Espinoza Espinoza, director of the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed the intent of the couple was to kidnap the...

Father Frustrates Kidnapping Attempt of his 2-year-old in Santa Ana

It didn't go very well for a young couple, he, a French national and she, a Nicaraguan, who on Thursday morning tried to kidnap a child in a Santa Ana. It was Thursday morning. A couple leaves their home with their two children, one 2...

UFOs Have A Kind of Route Through The Mountainous Areas of Costa Rica (photos and Videos)

This is no joke. Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) - objetos voladores no identificados (ovnis) in Spanish - apparently have a flight route established in Costa Rica and use it often, this according to Alejandro Sáenz, an amateur ufologist who has often seen objects in...

PCD Breaks Up Narco Group Operating in Santa Ana

Four people were arrested as suspects of forming a gang dedicated to drug trafficking in Santa Ana, reported the Policía de Control de Drogas (PCD) - Drug Control Police. These groups had, presumably, the control of territories such as Río Oro, Piedades and Santa Ana...

MOPT Inaugurated Lindora Bridge

Following four years of waiting, including 14 months of construction, on Friday the Lindora bridge was inaugurated. This is a parallel bridge to the existing over the Virilla river, that connects Lindora de Santa Ana with Belen, Heredia. However, the completion of the project that...

Surprise “Operativo” on 120 Barbershops In San Jose Uncovers Drugs and More

A surprise police action "operativo" in San Jose barbershops this Sunday morning resulted in the seizure of drugs and an investigation into 204 people, one of which was arrested for irregular migratory status, five for drug sales, theft and attempted homicide. The drugs found on...

“Puente Virilla” In Lindora With Night Closures Starting June 27

The 'puente virilla' that connects Lindora de Santa Ana with Belen will again be closed nightly between June 27 and 30. The total closure of the bridge is between 10 pm and 5 am. Once complete, the bridge will be four lanes - two in...

Nightly Closings Of Virilla Bridge In Santa Ana Will Contine To May 10

The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) extended one more week the night closures on the bridge over the Virilla river, in Lindora, Santa Ana, due to the expansion works carried out in the structure. The closings were to have ended today, May 3....

Virilla Bridge Between Lindora and Belen Closed Nightly

Take note, the Virilla bridge connecting Lindora (Santa Ana) and Belen will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every night starting today, April 25 to May 3. The Consejo Nacional de Vialidad (Conavi) informs the closure is required to mobilize heavy cranes on...

A Boa In Your Attic. Say What?

"How do I get a boa out of my attic?," was the question over the last few days I repeated to friends, acquaintances and anyone who I thought could give me a solution. But, alas no. My boa problem started on Thursday last. I wasn't...

Costa Rica Say No More Projects with UNOPS

The controversy generated by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) decision to prevent access to files on the road works for which it is responsible has led the government of Costa Rica to refrain from granting new projects in the future. Possibly as...

“Aterdecer” In Pozos de Santa Ana

These photos of Pozos de Santa Ana were posted on Instagram by former Costa Rica president Laura Chinchilla. "La luna nueva se insinúa sobre un bello atardecer." La luna nueva se insinúa sobre un bello atardecer. #luna #atardecer A post shared by Laura Chinchilla (@laura_ch_m) on...

Clogged Storm Sewers Caused Floods In Different Communities of Santa Ana

Many of the flooding problems during the rainy reason is due to clogged storm sewers. Litter accumulating in the storm sewers and drains and the inability - in some cases to even bother - by the municipality to keep them clean can quickly become an...

Outraged, Man Slams Backhoe Into Building Owing Debt

Outraged a man decided to take out his frustrations by plowing a backhoe into the front door of a building and then rolling a small truck when men on behalf of Maquinaria y Tractores Limitada (Matra) - the CAT dealer in Costa Rica - came...

Three Private Costa Rica Hospitals Making Investments To Infrastructure and Services

Q COSTA RICA - Three private hospitals operating on Costa Rican are in the midst of carrying out investment plans in the amount of US$55 million over five years (from 2016 to 2020). The Clinica Biblica, Hospital Metropolitano and La Católica Hospital are seeking to...

Santa Ana, Costa Rica Home Featured In HGTV’s “Ultimate House Hunt 2017”

TODAY IN COSTA RICA - Tour amazing homes, vote for your faves and and enter for your chance to win US$10,000 is the pitch for you to join HGTV's ultimate house hunt, that features homes in various categories: Outdoor Retreats, Curb Appeal, Living Large...

Construction Of Santa Ana and Belen Bridge Has Begun

The expansion of the bridge over the Virilla river that connects Lindora de Santa Ana and Belen, Heredia has begun, according to the government website, Gobierno.cr. The work, that should be ready in 13 months, involves the construction of two new lanes next to the...

Radial de Lindora Road Expansion Gets Green Light

Q COSTA RICA - The Radial de Lindora (ruta 147), the road between the Ruta 27 and the Virilla river, by far one of the worst in terms of traffic congestion may soon pass from a two lane road to five. The two lane road...

PriceSmart Santa Ana To Open in Late 2017

Q BUSINESS - PriceSmart, the largest operator of membership warehouse clubs in Central America and the Caribbean, says it will invest more than US$12 million dollars in its new point of sale to be located in Santa Ana. The new store, the 7th in Costa...

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...

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...

Why Can’t The Traffic Police Stop The Nightly Street Racing?

During the emergency, Monday night around 11:00pm, on the ruta 27, in Rio Oro de Santa AnaTICO BULL by Rico – Am I missing something here? Most of us who live in Santa Ana know well what goes on most nights on the stretch...

Tragedy In Santa Ana: 3 Dead In Construction Accident

QCOSTARICA - A work accident left three dead at a Santa Ana construction site Tuesday when a crane lifting a concrete slab to be placed on beams, gave way. The accident occurred around 11:00am in the construction of the new Automercado 100 metres from the...

145,000 Thousand Without Water Today (Friday)

QCOSTARICA - If you live in Santa Ana, Escazú, Alajuelita or Desamparados and there is not water coming out of your faucet, The Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) - the water and sewer utility - is carrying out its annual maintenance work at the Puente...

U.S. Man Shot In Santa Ana In Carjacking

(QCOSTARICA) Motivated to steal the vehicle, assailants shot a U.S. man outside his home in Pozos de Santa Ana, in an apparent carjacking (bajonazo in Spanish). The American, identified by his last name Morehead, was arriving at his home on Thursday night, around 10:00pm, when...

In Escazu Is Where The Largest Homes Are Built

(QCOSTARICA) - Escazú is the canton where the largest houses in Costa Rica are built. During the last decate, 75% of the houses built in Escazú are over 150 square metres (1,600 square feet), according to data from the construction statistics of the National Institute...

Creeks Turn Into Open Sewers (Photos)

TICO BULL - As many of you know I recently moved to Piedades de Santa Ana, west of San José. This Tuesday afternoon, April 28, I experienced my first rain storm of the season that is around the corner. Alongside my property are two creeks, that...

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