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Costa Rica is “officially amazing” thanks to its Guinness World Records™

Costa Rica is "officially amazing" according to Guinness World Records™. And Inés Sánchez de Revuelta tops with two: that of the longest educational program in history (worldwide) and that of the host of the longest running TV educational show TeleClub (Costa Rica) first broadcast...

Costa Rica New Car Sales Slow Down

During the first half of this year, some new car dealers claim to have had increases in sales compared to the same period in 2016. However, their results did not prevent an industry slowing down. According to the General Directorate of Finance (Dirección General de...

The Vintage FJ Cruiser Frame-Off Restoration Process

TODAY COSTA RICA - Being the owner of a vintage Landcruiser what the people at the Vintage Cruiser Co. do is awesome, taking an old Landcruiser FJ and bringing it back to life as it were made today. On their website, they state it clear,...

Age of the Vehicle Fleet in Central America

Q24N - Contrary to the perception that, in general, only old card circulate in Central Ameriac, in December 2015, 22% of the vehicles circulating in the countries of the region were between 1 and 5 years old, and 19% were between 6 and 10...

Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser: A Car You Should Drive Before You Die

Ready to go anwyhere, rain or shine, My FJ40 Landcruiser, 1975 RICO’s JOURNAL – The original Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser, predecessor to the FJ Cruiser or the Land Cruiser Prado, common on the roads of Costa Rica, is listed by Carophile.com is of the best utility...

President of Purdy Motor Opposes Exoneration For Electric Cars

(QCOSTARICA) The president of Purdy Motor, Javier Quiros, said he opposes a proposed tax exemption on electric cars in the country and that it will not encourage people to buy them. Quiros' company is the exclusive Toyota dealer in the country. The businessman said that the...

Three Out Of Five Vehicle Imports Are New

  (qCOSTARICA) An interactive special by La Nacion provides an insight into the new and used car imports to Costa Rica between 2008 and 2014. During the seven-year period, a total of 324.878 vehicles were imported into the country, of which 51% (164.409) were new and...

Protecting The Children First (Photos)

Pave The Road, is an organization of concerned parents and community members that have worked for three years to build partnerships with government officials, private companies and foundations to create eco-friendly road solutions. See our report here. ...

Protesting Against Unpaved Roads in Southern Nicoya Peninsula

(QCOSTARICA) Thousands of locals and expats are protesting against the unpaved roads in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Their children are being diagnosed with chronic lung infections, skin infections, eye infections, some will go blind as they become adults, and others will...

Costa Rica Car Dealer Buys U.S. Dealership

QCOSTARICA - Purdy Motors, the Costa Rican Automotive company, has acquired a car dealership in Dallas, bringing the number of subsidiaries of the company operating out of Costa Rica to four: two in Mexico (Saltillo and Cuautitlán Izcalli), Bryan College Station and Madisonville, in...

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