Saturday 29 February 2020

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Who Are The Richest Men in Central America and Why

As is usual every year, Forbes magazine has released its list of richest people...

No Residency Required To Open Bank Account At The BCR

QCOSTARICA - One of the problems of many foreigners non-residents in Costa Rica is...

The Costa Rica Economic Recession – The “Elephant” In The Room

I’ve lived in Costa Rica for over twenty-one years, practicing law for seventeen of...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart,...

Hard blow to tourism in Costa Rica

Two aspects included in the Plan Fiscal (tax reform) would hit tourism, making services...

Costa Rica’s Economic Crisis Blamed For Suspension Of Construction of Residential Tower

HSolís Inmobiliaria, a division of the HSolís construction company announced the suspension of one...

446 Direct Flights Connect Juan Santamaria (SJO) With Europe and The Americas

With the start of the flight from Frankfurt, Germany by Lufthansa, Costa Rica now...

Walmart Opens In Guanacaste

QCR - Walmart last Friday, July 14, opened its 10th store in the country,...

Intel Announcement of Layoffs in Costa Rica Surprised President Alvarado

The announcement by Intel on Tuesday of new layoffs planned for its operations in...

Uncertainty Persists in Costa Rica, Even With Tax Reform

In Costa Rica, the Banco Central (Central Bank) predicted that confidence would again prevail...

Costa Rica Imposes New Restrictions On Bank Transfers

Q COSTA RICA - Banks in Costa Rica have reached an agreement to amend...

What is Costa Rica’s ‘Aguinaldo’ and Who Must Pay It?

Q COSTA RICA - It's December and it's 'Aguinaldo' time, the year-end employee “holiday”...

Costa Rica Has The Most Expensive Energy in Central America

Which Country Has the Most Expensive Energy in Central America? In 2016, the average...

My Two Colones

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

Intel Downsizing In Costa Rica, Cutting 200 Jobs

Intel, which maintains a research center and a mega laboratory in Costa Rica, initiated...

The national economy may be slow, but the ice cream business is buoyant

Some 60 brands will participate this weekend at the Festival del Helado Artesanal in...

The Costa Rica Colon Among The 7 Coolest Currencies In The World

All travelers love exchanging money. Whether you do it at the bank before a...

Dollar Could Hit ¢700 By The End of the Year

The dollar exchange rate could close 2018 and start 2019 in a range between ...

Costa Rica Government Faces “Liquidity” Problems

President Luis Guillermo Solis announced Tuesday night that the government "faces liquidity difficulties to...

PriceSmart Confirms Plans For Liberia (Costa Rica) Store

PriceSmart announced that on July 31, 2019, it acquired approximately 21,000 square rmeters (227,000...

A Government Job In Costa Rica Is Better Than Winning The Lottery

It is said, getting a government job in Costa Rica better than winning the...

Dollar Exchange Takes A Nose Dive!!!

The dollar exchange dropped almost ¢5 colones overnight, going from ¢578.21 for the sell...

Wall Street Sours on Costa Rica

(Bloomberg Business) In a part of the world known for guerrillas, drug runners and...

Costa Rica’s New Model in Housing

Horizontal development will mark the residential trend this year in Alajuela and Cartago, while...

The 2018 Marchamo Explained (Q&A)

This is the last week of the week for more the owners of more...

Renting A Car In Costa Rica Will Be More Expensive On July 1

With the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on July 1, 2019, renting...

Costa Rica Medical Tourism Facing Weak Economic Situation and Increased Competition

The economic uncertainty, the loss of competitiveness vis-à-vis other countries and incidents of malpractice...

Rawlings Announced Closure of Costa Rica Plant, 200 Lay Offs

(qCOSTARICA) Operating in the country since 1987, Rawlings, the manufacturer of balls for Major...

Shopping Malls Vs. Shopping Online In Costa Rica

A growing trend in online shopping is forcing mall operators in Costa Rica to...

Amazon Now Allows Purchases Delivered Directly in Costa Rica

Amazon today (April 17) announced the launch of the international shopping platform within the...

Costa Rica Post Office Aims To Be The ‘Amazon’ Of Costa Rica

The Correo de Costa Rica (Costa Rica Post Office) is aiming to be the...

If you get an email with subject “factura electrónica”, careful, it could be a scam

With the age of the “factura electrónica” - electronic invoicing or digital invoice - ...

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