Wednesday 12 May 2021
QCOSTARICA - The country registered a new record of covid-19 infections this Wednesday, reaching 3,173 confirmed cases in a period of 24 hours. The figure...

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San José is the queen province of street brawls

QCOSTARICA - Frequently the 911 emergency services receive calls reporting street brawls, "pleitos" in Spanish, and most are made from San José. And many...

Customs to hold electronic auctions to sell unclaimed products

QCOSTARICA - The National Customs Service (Aduanas) will carry out the first electronic auctions of unclaimed merchandise through the Sistema Integrado de Compras Públicas...

Chevrolet installs its first charger for electric cars at its headquarters in Ayarco

QCOSTARICA - With more than 1,600 electric cars of various brands circulating in the country and Chevrolet's new proposal for the second half of...

Airport Police apprehend American carrying crocodile head

QCOSTARICA - Authorities from the Air Surveillance Service (SVA) - airport police - apprehended an American named Dale, who was in possession of an...

FINCA PARAISO

The 20 best places to visit in Costa Rica

LONELY PLANET - Costa Rica is famous for its lush coasts, biodiverse jungles, stunning waterfalls, and dramatic volcanoes – not to mention a mix...

LIGHTER SIDE OF COSTA RICA

Costa Rica COVID-19 Statistics

276,887
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 12 May 2021 8:49 pm
3,482
Total deaths
Updated on 12 May 2021 8:49 pm
55,721
Total active cases
Updated on 12 May 2021 8:49 pm

Vaccination statistics

"YO YO" EXCHANGE

¢611.97 Buy

¢618.31 Sell

12 May 2021 - At The Banks - BCCR

BLOGS & OPINION

REPORTS

Covid vaccine passport, salvation or division?

EL UNIVERSAL Washington / Brussels - The desperation to reactivate economies, in the midst...

The digital currencies that matter

Q REPORTS (The Economist) Technological change is upending finance. Bitcoin has gone from being...

Nicaragua, the safest country to travel in the region despite Covid-19: Study

TODAY NICARAGUA – A study based on data from the WHO and the University...

LATIN AMERICA

The 20 best places to visit in Costa Rica

LONELY PLANET - Costa Rica is famous for its lush coasts, biodiverse jungles, stunning...

TRAVEL

What to know about “border runs” starting from today

RICO's TICO BULL - Today, Monday, April 5, Costa Rica opened its land borders...

EXPAT FOCUS

PHOTOS OF COSTA RICA

Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica

  Photo by digitaltravelcouple, "In Puerto Viejo we were located on the sunrise side of...

The Essence of Tilarán

Some landscapes seem too beautiful to be true ... But they are! The Arenal volcano...

Autopista General Cañas

The Autopista General Cañas is the Gran Area Metropolitana's (GAM) major route in and...

Sunrise at Lake Arenal

  Sunrise at Lago Arenal, La Fortuna by @Eckotraveler posted on Instagram, April 13, 2021.  

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Business & Econony

Treasury eliminates tax exemption for online purchases under US$500

QCOSTARICA - As of this week, tax exemptions on-line purchases of less than US$500 have been eliminated, except for goods without a commercial value...

Will the new wave of COVID-19 infection threaten Costa Rica tourist recovery?

QCOSTARICA - Will the current wave of covid-19 infections cost Costa Rica's recovery of its already battered tourism? Will the wave of infections and scarcity...

Boeing boosts production capacity in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The Cooperativa Autogestionaria de Servicios Aeroindustriales (COOPESA), the Costa Rican company that started as a manufacturer of bus bodies until 1993, and...

Bars and restaurants in San José will be closed next week

QCOSTARICA - Among the closures - lockdowns - starting Monday, May 3 and continuing to Sunday, May 9, in the Greater Metropolitan Area of...