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Increase In Passenger Arrivals Saturates San Jose Airport

The hundreds of tourists arriving at Costa Rica's main international airport, the Juan Santamaria (SJO), in San Jose eager to discover the beauties of...

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,...

Meet the Dark Side of Brazil’s Legendary Rio Carnival

Brazil’s female samba dancers the spill the beans on the darker side of working at the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival. Viviane Morais Ferreira Guimarães,...

Shrimp Conflict Between Mexico and Honduras Continues

It has been four months since Mexican authorities blocked shrimp imports from Honduras, with no solution in sight in the short term. Alleging the presence...

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...

Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is...

Canada To Open Free Trade Talks With Mercosur Group Of South American Countries

(Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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[BLOG] NEVER A DEVELOPED NATION

The more I read and see, it is impossible for Costa Rica to join the developed nation world as so much desired by Laura...

Paso Rotonda Underpass Design Started

One of the remaining "rotondas", Paso Ancho, commonly known as La Guacamaya, will be getting an upgrade says the  ministro de Obras Públicas y...

[Video] San José Sidewalks Painted Red To Point Out Challenges Faced By The Handicapped

Painting the sidewalks red to show the aggression faced by the handicapped to get around San José, is the idea of  artist Maria Alicia...

Beaches of Costa Rica: Esterillos

Although located halfway between Jacó and Manuel Antonio — two of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica — Playa Esterillos is a big,...

UPDATED: Farm Labourer Sentenced to 120 Years Prison For Raping His 9 Year Old Daughter And Making Her His Life Partner

UPDATED: 12:35PM The Tribunal Penal de Pococí judges, Erick Barrios Sancho, Alejandro Vargas Chavarría and María de la Cruz Sanders Sánchez, sentenced Diaz to a...