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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...

Sara Sampaio enjoys beach vacation in Costa Rica

Sara Sampaio, the 27-year-old  fashion model and Vogue cover girl likes, spends a lot of time in a bikini. As it turns out, she wears the exact same thing when she's working and when she's on vacation. This week, the Portuguese model shared photos on Instagram...

Residents of Santa Teresa Will Hold March For Killed Mexican Tourist

Neighbors of Santa Teresa (Puntarenas) will hold a march as a tribute to María Trinidad Mathus, the Mexican tourist killed over the weekend. Area residents are dismayed by what happened. The Ministerio de Seguridad Publica (MSP) said it plans to double vigilance in areas of...

Two tourists killed this weekend: in Tortuguero and Santa Teresa

Two tourists were killed this weekend on different beaches in Costa Rica: a Mexican woman in Santa Teresa, on the Pacific Coast and a Spanish woman in Tortuguero, on the Caribbean side. The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) said that Maria Trinidad Mathus, 25 years...

“Suicide Squad” Star Crazy With Beauty of Costa Rica

(CONFIDENTIAL) Margot Robbie, star of films like "Suicide Squad", "I, Tonya" and the "Wolf of Wall Street", posted on her Instagram account, followed by almost 15 million people, an image of her recent visit to Costa Rica with husband Tom Ackerley. 🇨🇷 pura vida 🇨🇷 A...

Gisele Looks Sensational In Skimpy Bikini In Costa Rica (Photos)

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady raised temperatures in Costa Rica this week as they packed on the PDA at the beach. The 37-year-old Brazilian supermodel flaunted her stunning figure as she cuddled up to her 40-year-old husband of nine years at a rocky seashore. The couple...

The Top Four Beaches in Costa Rica, According to Q!

There are few countries that “have it all” when it comes to vacations, but it could be said that Costa Rica falls into this category. Whether it is beaches, surfing, history, forests, volcanoes or anything else - this is a country which is well and...

Costa Rica Takes 4th Spot in Americans’ Home Buying Destinations Ranking

Based on our latest report, Costa Rica ranks 4th in the top 30 locations U.S. residents look up online when they think about buying a second home.   Costa Rica stands out as the 4th choice for American home buyers, falling 2 spots compared to 2015...

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica: The Next Tulum

(Nytimes.com) As Tulum has become overrun with Los Angelenos and New Yorkers trying to recreate the cultures of their own hometowns in a more idyllic setting, Santa Teresa, a string of beach-backed hamlets on the southern tip of Costa Rica’s westernmost peninsula, has an...

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...

Costa Rican Beaches To Ease Your Winter Blues

Q TRAVEL - The winter blues sets in shortly after the cheer of the holidays has passed. But you can beat those feelings of hatred for shoveling snow, icy windshields and slippery roads by escaping to the exotic beaches of Central America. These five Costa...

Buzzard Crashes Into Helicopter Nearly Causing Tragedy

QCOSTARICA - In an incredible accident, a buzzard (zopilote in Spanish) crashed into the front of helicopter in flight to Puntarenas for a medical transport, nearly causing a tragedy. The helicopter was en route to Santa Teresa de Cobano, in Puntarenas, to pick up a...

Paradise in Crisis: In Santa Teresa Tourists Sexually Assaulted At River Crossing

QCOSTARICA - A travel advisory post on TripAdvisor warns of not driving the coastal route between Santa Teresa and Coyote. On the this route drivers have to literally driving into the Rio Ario and Rio Bongo to make the crossing, where antisocials have been known...

Work On Paquera Road To Start Next Wednesday

(QCOSTARICA) Following days of violent protests that included a confrontation with police, road blocks and burning of tires, the Minister of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT), Carlos Segnini, on Friday said work on the 24 kilometre road between Paquera and Naranjo will start on...

Violent Protests in Paquera, Puntarenas

(QCOSTARICA) Burning tires, throwing bottles and placing tree trunks and debris to block the road, a group of hostile protestors confronted riot police on Wednesday in Paquera de Puntarenas. Some 300 people completely blocked passage in the area of the La Gallada bridge, impeding transit...

Santa Teresa Beach

Near the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, just north of the Cabo Blanco Natural Reserve, you'll find this beach, which epitomizes everything that makes Costa Rica's shores so great. Photo: Costa Rica Tourism Board

The Paqura – Playa Naranjo Road May Be Paved Next Year, Says MOPT

QCOSTARICA - After ten years of waiting, the road that connects Paquera to Naranjo, in the Nicoya Peninsula, may get paved next year. At least that is the expectation by the Ministry of transport and Public Works (MOPT). MOPT engineer, Carlos Villalta, explained the National...

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