Costa Rica seeks to prevent fraud in tourist services

Costa Rica joined this Friday an international campaign on social networks called "Responsabilízate" (Be Responsible), to prevent fraud in tourist services. The initiative is a...

In the La Modelo prison “there is a fury, especially against female visitors”

Dr. Carla Sequeira, director of the area of complaints area of the Permanent Commission...

Sunsets in Costa Rica are unforgettable no matter where you go (Photos)

When you're visiting Costa Rica, you should take advantage of one of the most...

REDAQTED

Chancellery website suffered a “cyber attack”

The official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerio...

Court rejects, again, ban against Oscar Arias leaving Costa Rica

For the second time, the Courts have rejected the Fiscalia's...

Facebook blames a server configuration change for yesterday’s outage

March 14, 2019 will be a day that will be...

Once Again Prosecutor’s Office Asks To Ground Former President Oscar Arias

Possibly fearing that he may flee Costa Rica to avoid...

How Cold Does It Get In Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is known as a tropical paradise. Being closer...

Dollar exchange reinforces cyclical behavior with a low in mid-March

As it occurred three months ago, the dollar exchange fell this week, dropping ¢11.82 colones in the last several days. On...

Driver involved in fatal crash in Cartago got his license the day before

Rico's TICO BULL - One day after having obtained his...

Costa Rica’s Church seeks forgiveness

The Catholic Church in Costa Rica on Friday asked for...

Downsizing. Costa Rica market prefers cars with small engines

Smaller engines are in. All car brands follow the trend...

29 Products Removed From The Basic Basket And Must Pay The 13% Sales Tax

Soon, possibly as early as next week, a total of...

blogs - opinion

A Security Portocol Was Activated For The Arrival of Keylor Navas in Costa Rica Sunday

Rico's TICO BULL - No, the photo is not of some criminal being escorted...

Driver involved in fatal crash in Cartago got his license the day before

Rico's TICO BULL - One day after having obtained his driver's license, the 24-year-old...

Luis Guillermo’s Portrait Will Take Up The Last Space On The Wall of Presidents

Rico's TICO BULL - For the president who bucked tradition by banning his hame...

No “March Forward” in Costa Rica

Rico's TICO BULL - “March forward” is a term used to remind people about...

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Aspiring Priests To Provide a “Hoja de Delincuencia” or criminal report to enter Seminary

In Costa Rica, one of the requirements of most employers...

Costa Rica’s Air Traffic Controllers Reach Agreement

Costa Rica's air traffic controllers reached an agreement on Monday...

Costa Rica joins countries that close airspace to the Boeing 737 MAX

Costa Rica's Dirección General de Aviación Civil - Civil Aviation...

“Buyer, beware”, main lesson in the Aldesa case

The "aintervención judicial", a process in Costa Rica akin to...

Spain Approves Extradition Of Costa Rican Suspects In Disappearance of American

Spain has accepted the extradition of three Costa Ricans, suspects...

Chepito Celebrated his 119th! (Photos & Video)

Our beloved Chepito (José Uriel de Los Ángeles Delgado Corrales),...

11-month-old baby dies after accident in “andadera”

An 11-month-old baby died Tuesday morning at the Hospital Nacional...

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More than 650,000 Motorcycles Circulate The Roads of Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Every day there seems to be more and more...

Court Puts Brakes On OAS Payments

The Tribunal Contencioso Administrativo has ordered the government to put...

Tránsito To Use Data From Waze To Alleviate Traffic Congestion, Prompt Responce to Accidents

COSTA RICA NEWS -- The Policía de Tránsito (traffic police)...

Who Goes To Carl’s

TICO BULL – Waiting an appointment around Cariari, around lunch...

Bogota, Colombia Taxi Drivers Protest Against Uber

TODAY COLOMBIA - Thousands of taxi drivers, shouting slogans such...

Chinchilla: “No Corruption In My Government” and “No Censorship”

In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País, Costa...

Colombia’s Homicide & Kidnapping Rate Drops In First 9 Months of 2015

TODAY COLOMBIA - Colombian police said Monday that the country's...

Lufthansa Lands in Costa Rica For The First Time

For the first time in the history of Costa Rica,...

Costa Rica Vehicle Fleet in Numbers

Q COSTA RICA - Want to know why there is...

Ebais Closings: Medical Crisis Looms

While the United States stares into the abyss of the...

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Minister of Transport assures that his plans against Uber “are very solid”

The Minister of Public Works and Transport (MOPT), Rodolfo Méndez Mata, assures that his...

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Iglesia La Soledad in San José

Night photo of the Iglesia La Soledad en San José (Church of Our Lady...

Amazing! This happened in Monteverde

The strong winds of this past Thursday affected several people visiting Monteverde, where winds...

Don’t Sleep With Your Windows Open in Costa Rica (Video)

It's hard not to resist sleeping with the windows open...

Sloth Kong Takes over Juan Santamaría Airport

QCOSTARICA - Sloth Kong has taken over Juan Santamaria International...

Portrait of Juan Mora Fernández Will Accompany Carlos Alvarado

"El Ejecutivo desea que el estado sea feliz por la...

What’s Trending in Costa Rica on Facebook? Social Bakers Has The Answers.

COSTA RICA EXTRA -- Ever wondered what is trending in...

LATIN AMERICA NEWS

News from around Latin America

In the La Modelo prison “there is a fury, especially against female visitors”

Dr. Carla Sequeira, director of the area of complaints area of the Permanent Commission...

El Salvador’s president-elect criticizes China

(AP) — El Salvador’s president-elect said Wednesday that he has not decided whether to...
In Cuba, the government guarantees everybody a place to live, but away from the tourist sites, the majority of the houses are in stark...

Venezuela’s water runs black as locals complain it is contaminated with oil

Venezuelans have woken up to find their tap water running...

Venezuela lives through the worst blackout in its history

Electrical power went out across the socio-political stricken country on...

Nicaragua: Mother of Lucia Pineda: “This is a nightmare”

Lucía Ubau Hernández, the mother of the imprisoned journalist Lucía...

‘This Is Going To End Ugly’: Venezuela’s Power Outage Drags On

Venezuela has been in the grip of a crippling blackout...

Havana’s collapsing colonial charm

In Cuba, the government guarantees everybody a place to live,...

Sunsets in Costa Rica are unforgettable no matter where you go (Photos)

When you're visiting Costa Rica, you should take advantage of one of the most...

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European airlines seek to expand operations in Costa Rica due to high demand

European airlines that connect Europe with Costa Rica are extremely pleased with the results...

Costa Rica, one of two countries in Latin America where it’s safe to drink tap water

Drinking tap water is not something that everyone is used to, much less if...

Manuel Antonio Park will restrict visitor access to try to reduce pollution

The Manuel Antonio National Park will restrict staring this month...

3 Essential Things You Need to Account for Before A Long-Flight

It’s only natural that you are looking forward to your...

The World’s Air Travel In Numbers (List)

Millions of people fly every day, but few know very...

American Airlines will let passengers take private helicopters to avoid long lines

For you next flight to and/or from Costa Rica from...

Woman Knocks On Door, Robbers Rush In

A woman knocked on the door of a house of a foreigner, expat in...

EXPAT FOCUS

Winter Driving Mistakes You Don’t Have To Worry About When Living in Costa Rica

Winter weather has the nasty habit of causing unexpected problems on the roads. The...

Too Many “Gringos” View Costa Rica Through Distorted North American Eyes

Christopher Howard's Live in Costa Rica - It is very easy to look at...

The World’s Best Places to Retire in 2019 – InternationalLiving.com

“Where should you retire?” We can bet you've asked this...

If you have to work on December 25 and January 1, you will be paid double

While the central government, autonomous agencies and a number of...

I Understand Spanish, But I Can’t Speak It Well.

Understanding the language and not speaking it well is actually...

My Two Colones

For the most part, people get extremely concerned when they...

The Tica Barbie!

Adriana Corrella. See more of Adriana at COSTA RICA CONFIDENTIAL.

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Barbie: a 60-year-old lady with the face (and body) of a young girl!

Barbie turned 60 on Saturday but she hasn’t aged a day since she first...

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Tyler Blackburn Naked in Costa Rica

CONFIDENTIAL - American actor Tyler Blackburn is visiting Costa Rica and has a shared...

Costa Rica Director Antonella Sudasassi on Her Feature Debut Screening in Berlin

Produced by Amaya Izquierdo at Costa Rica’s Betta Films, and...

Tom Brady & Gisele spent Valentine’s Day in Costa Rica

The Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen hit the beaches of...

Oscars 2019: Roma, Yalitza Aparicio

The surprise nomination of non-professional indigenous woman Yalitza Aparicio for...

Tica Designer Created Swimwear Using Recycled Fishing Nets

Costa Rican designer María Lourdes Castro developed a line of...

At The San Jose Airport

Photos from Aeroformación de Costa Rica from the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO) in...

MULTIMEDIA

Sunsets in Costa Rica are unforgettable no matter where you go (Photos)

When you're visiting Costa Rica, you should take advantage of one of the most magnificent times to head outdoors when the sun is about...

No Filter Needed IV !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. ...

No Filter Needed III !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. ...

“My” Full Lunar Eclipse Last Night (Photos)

With clear skies over most of Costa Rica, the total eclipse of the moon...

No Filter Needed II !

No filter is needed to highlight the beauty of Costa Rica. ...

politics

Chancellery website suffered a “cyber attack”

The official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores) suffered a "cyberattack" that forced the take down of the site...

Luis Guillermo’s Portrait Will Take Up The Last Space On The Wall of Presidents

Rico's TICO BULL - For the president who bucked tradition by banning his hame on public works, Luis Guillermo Solis' (2014-2018) portrait will take...

Employment generation marks presidential tour to the U.S.

Looking to boost employment opportunities at home, Presiden Carlos Alvarado is in the United States this week meeting with the main technology corporations of...

business

Dollar exchange reinforces cyclical behavior with a low in mid-March

As it occurred three months ago, the dollar exchange fell this week, dropping ¢11.82 colones in the last several days. On December 15 last, the...

Downsizing. Costa Rica market prefers cars with small engines

Smaller engines are in. All car brands follow the trend of doing more with less by applying downsizing to their engines. The phenomenon became...

Sugeval suspends investment fund participation negotiations in Monte del Barco

The future for investors in Aldesa got bleaker as the Superintendencia General de Valores (Sugeval) - General Superintendency of Securities - on Thursday, March...

sports

A Security Portocol Was Activated For The Arrival of Keylor Navas in Costa Rica Sunday

Rico's TICO BULL - No, the photo is not of some criminal being escorted by plainclothes police through the hallways of the Juan Santamaria...

Costa Rica Planning National Surf Day For 2020

Tamarindo News - In a country that boasts some of the best surfing in the world, it’s no surprise that the government is working...

Keylor Navas Staying Put At Real Madrid, Signs New Deal

For the last few weeks, it’s been claimed that the Costa Rican goalkeeper Keylor Navas is unhappy at Real Madrid and keen to leave....

TECH

Facebook blames a server configuration change for yesterday’s outage

March 14, 2019 will be a day that will be remembered what it was like to live without Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Whatsapp whenthey...

Which are the favorite Cell Phone brands in Costa Rica and Central America?

Although Samsung and Apple mobile phones represent more than half of the devices used in the region's markets, there is an upward trend in...

How Often You Should Restart Your Phone

For many of us, we can't do without our smartphones. It affects the way we work, interact with our friends, even family, and how...

TRENDS

Tips for Applicants from Costa Rica Applying To US College

Applying to schools after graduating marks a huge milestone in any young adult’s life.

Catch an Early Wave! Buy a Home in One of the World’s Best Affordable Beach Towns

Somewhere between whipping up batches of fresh (and medicinal) mint mojitos in your cramped city apartment after work and getting sunburned on exotic beaches...

HEALTH

A Dangerous Practice, Not Storing Water Safely

The extremely dry season has meant 'controlled water cuts' throughout the country, a situation causing people to store water in receptacles for the time...

Health Officials Looking For Passengers On Monday’s Air France Flight

Specialists of Costa Rica's Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) are looking for passengers of the Air France flight AF 430 arriving at the...

Legislative proposal seeks three months paternity leave

Legislator Enrique Sanchez of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) is exploring the possibility of presenting a bill so that fathers are entitled to a...

WEATHER

The Rains Finally Arrived!

The rains finally arrived in Costa Rica, breaking a killing drought and feeding the dangerously low hydroelectric reservoirs - - but it took a...

Real Attraction of Costa Rica is the Weather

One of the real attractions of Costa Rica is the weather. Throughout the country you’ll find that temperatures vary relatively little from January to...

Four Hurricanes To Affect Costa Rica For the 2013 Season

The Atlantic hurricane season is around the corner, starting on June 1. According to Costa Rica's weather institute, the  Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), at...

TECH

Cyberbullying at an all-time high: Don’t be a bystander

Never in the history of humanity has bullying been so inventive and thus destructive. Cyberbullies exploit this digital age to spread hate. They intentionally...